after a couple weeks of lackluster meals, i feel like i'm finally starting to get
my macro chops back!
last night was bento ii :: advanced bento theory
i made savory fried mochi, nanban onions, miso condiment, and made a weak
attempt to cook fish before resigning and putting it back in the fridge.
i found this marvelous blog, Just Hungry, that features traditional japanese recipes.
many of them will be familiar to those of you who spent any time at the kushi
institute. what i admire about this chef is the honest simplicity of her recipes.
she buys almost nothing pre-made. if you're willing to do things the long way,
she has instructions from homemade pickled umeboshi to homemade mochi.
i adapted these recipes from justhungry to be macrobiotic, which was quite simple.
sesame fried mochi
slice 1 package mochi into small squares.
puff in oven at 400 degrees for approximately 10 minutes,
until mochi begins to pop and expand.
preheat cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
add 1 tbsp. toasted sesame oil with 1 tsp. tamari.
immediately add puffed mochi. over the course of three
or so minutes, check the bottom of your mochi with a spatula.
it should be a beautiful golden-brown.
flip once. toast another two-three minutes.
the afore-mentioned beautiful golden-brown. yum.
cover in nori, toasted sesame seeds, green onions, spicy kimchi, whatever you choose!
i think even a natto-scallion paste would be nice! my package of natto arrives next
week, so i'll try it and tell you!