Hokke quick lunch

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Prepared in 10 minutes, a grilled fish lunch. Let’s start with sides.

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Seaweed konnyaku (eaten with sweet chili sauce).

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Daikon radish.

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Leftover of rice (white + black + sorghum), recooked with onion, garlic, eggs.

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Boiled sweet potatoes. And grilled salted hokke.

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Yamamomo on the pie, when strawberries grow on trees…

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It’s a second version of the Japanese flavor pie. I have added yamamomo a season fruit.

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So this is the beast. The “Chinese strawberries”. They grow on trees, particularly in Shikoku islands. In Japanese, they are called 山桃 yamamomo (mountain peaches). Even though it’s a very ancient Japanese fruit, it’s not so common on markets these days. I’m glad when I can get some.

2013-06-113 pie base here

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Then place a few yamamomo (the greenest, not so good to eat raw) and the filling and a little cane sugar on each.Bake.

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Coat with raspberry jelly. Let cool.

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Like the basic pie, it’s delicious served chilled.

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A Japanese flavor pie

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So that’s this month’s Daring Baker’s challenge.

Rachael from pizzarossa was our lovely June 2013 Daring Bakers’ host and she had us whipping up delicious pies in our kitchens! Cream pies, fruit pies, chocolate pies, even crack pies! There’s nothing like pie!

You’ll see 2 more soon :
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DSC05410-001crostata with ume plum jam
DSC03676-001no bake cherry cream pie

I have used local ingredients. We have not so many fruits that do well in pies in Japan, buy sweet potatoes are ideal.

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栗黄金 kurikogane (chestnut yellow gold sweet potato)
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The baked potato becomes colorful.

Yuzu, the Japanese aromatic citrus.

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As the potato is naturally very sweet, no added sugar here. I approximated the amounts for the dough.

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I’ve prepared it like a flaky pie dough.

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Flowers instead of a top or a net.

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Golden sweet potato waffles

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Simple waffles with 2 yellow twists.

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You can see these bits in them. They are cubes of baked sweet potato.

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Kurikogane potato (more here)

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The second ray of sunlight is a generous teaspoon of turmeric in the batter. Mix. Heat the waffle-maker. Cook. Prepare coffee.

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Cinderella cakes

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Very simple, fresh, fruity… The story is not about a pumpkin transformed into a princess car, but it’s very similar.

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栗黄金 kurikogane (chestnut yellow gold potato) is the princess of sweet potatoes. It is cultivated in Kagoshima, Kyushu. It’s very sweet and flavorful. They make high quality shochu liquor with it.

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This potato just need a few strokes of magic fork to become half a dozen of little cakes.

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Very few ingredient :
-a delicious baked sweet potato
-1/2 lemon
-coconut cream
-vanilla powder

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Mold the cake with hot potato (mashed + lemon juice), let cool and take out of molds. Then whip the cream, add vanilla.

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Ready !

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Cinco de burrito, and baked veggies

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It seems the Cinco de Mayo, 5/5 on the calendar is the day when the Mexicans eat Mexican food. So I want some too.

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So here is the menu : burritos colorados (in red sauce), 3 baked veggies. That’s how I imagine Mexican food.

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I made these burritos from scratches. Home-made tortillas, strips of chicken grilled after being marinated in lemon juice, powdered jalapeno, salt and parsley, dices of avocado, parsley, onion…

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Covered with a spicy tomato sauce. With soy yogurt, cabbage, avocado dices.

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Nagai togarashi, they are local green sweet peppers.
I’ve filled them with sakekasu (sake lees) mixed with minced onion, paprika, turmeric, salt, a little olive oil and lots of cumin.

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Baked !

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栗黄金 kurikogane (chestnut yellow gold potato) is the princess of sweet potatoes. It is cultivated in Kagoshima, Kyushu. It’s very sweet and flavorful. They make high quality shochu liquor with it.

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After being baked. I’ve also baked classic potatoes.

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Little “sweet potato” sweets


スイートポテト suiito poteto
The classic sweet potato cake. It’s popular in Japan too, in many versions and colors.

That starts with a big baked satsuma imo (Japanese sweet potato). Well, I had half of it left. About a cup of flesh.

I’ve also pasted the red skin, added an egg, a small tbs of sugar, vanilla powder and a nut of butter.

Poured in small silicone molds, baked till they are firm on the top. Cool and take out of molds. Simple and delicious.