Une soupe en croûte.
A fragrant Autumnal broth, trapped under a crispy pie.
Awabi-take. The name literally means “abalone mushroom”. It’s a type of eringii.
Bunapi and awabi-take.
In a white wine chicken broth, with thyme.
Sealed, and baked.
Ideal season for a sausage apple pie. Yes, really and that’s a delicious delicate and light dish.
Tarte croustillante au boudin blanc (crispy pie with “white pudding” sausage).
Fallen apple leaves on Autumn pie leaves…
Let’s make a boudin blanc (white pudding sausage).
It’s flavored with :
The sausage slices turned into flowers, painted gold (egg yolk).
Mini yakitori lunch with skewers of chicken hearts. But let’s start with veggies :
Red sweet pepper.
Chilled cream :
I put in the blender boiled kabocha, a raw red pepper, a few steamed shimeji mushrooms, a little miso and 2 tbs of roast sesame.
Served very cold with freshly ground black pepper on top.
It’s sweet, feeling and refreshing.
Chicken hearts and green sweet pepper skewers. To grill in the oven-toaster.
I’ve painted a few times the hearts with this so-su ( Worscester-style sauce).
Konnyaku noodles and sweet chili sauce.
That’s very simple tonight : a pizza.
Crust : half whole-wheat bread flour
Veggies : steamed aubergine, green bell peppers, black olives
Meat : chicken hearts
Cheezy sauce : miso, sake kasu, olive oil
As it’s too hot for the big oven, I baked it in the oven toaster. The shape is weird as the dough ran away, but that was yummy.
For hot weather, a dish from a hot country : Thai green curry. I’ve loaded it with okras, the hydrating greens that help fight the heat.
Today’s basket is very juicy : okra, green sweet chili peppers, tomatoes, enoki mushrooms
First : carrots, onion, coriander roots, lemon grass, sansho peppercorns…
Then : Thai green curry paste, coconut milk, chicken legs…
Finally : the veggies, a few laurel leaves, and at the end, bits of peeled lemon…
That gives a big volume !
And steamed potatoes. Yes, that should be rice, but I wanted tatoes for their potassium… and well, I wanted to eat them with whatever.
A variation around banbanji, the Chinese cold chicken dish. I’m using a bean not so common, even here in Japan :
緑大豆midori daizu. Green soy beans. Also called 青大豆 ao daizu. Blue soy beans.
They are dry soy beans that are green/blue, while the regular ones are white, and sometimes black :
Edamame. See this post about preparing them.
Cooked. The process is the same as for other beans, soaking, boiling…
The base of banbanji is chicken slowly boiled in water with ginger and leek, then let cool in the broth. Later the meat is very tender. Then mungo bean sprouts, maitake mushrooms, red bell pepper, grated ginger…all are raw.
Plus the green soy beans.
Soaked, and boiled.
The sauce is goma dare (sesame, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, a little sugar).
Tonight yakitori !
But the photos are… night photos. Sorry.
You’ll see nicer in this post with 2 more versions of this basic skewer. And a mini-compil :
Soft tsukune recipe :
-For about 150g of meat (not too lean ground chicken), I’ve added a 1 tbs of ginger (minced), 1 tbs of leek (minced), 1 ts of soy sauce, a pinch of sugar, 2 tbs of sake, 1 tbs of sesame oil, plus a little more salt. After adding the previous ingredients and kneading, I’ve mixed in 2 big tbs of potato starch and about 1/2 cup of water. I let it rest 2 hours so flavors can mix.
-Then the balls are formed and boiled. Bring a pot of water to ebullition, pass on medium heat and throw in freshly made balls. When they are done, they are white all around and they come afloat. Take them away. They can be cooled and stored for a later meal, or used immediately.
-Put balls on skewers, oil, salt and grill. It’s the simple “salt grilled style”.
Yuzu citrus and togarashi hot chili pepper tsukune. I also made nira tsukune by adding minced nira (garlic chive) to the mix.
With the broth I made a soup, adding slices of ginger, shimeji mushrooms and negi leeks.