I've been trying to find the best dessert recipe of blueberries. Blueberries have very nice and sensitive fragrance yet it's difficult to bring it up because it's easy to be erased by other ingredients.
This is amazingly delicious vegetable dish. I've found this idea out of learning Taiwanese food. It's better to soak dried bean curd in water to soften first. Saute minced garlic and ginger in olive oil and add curry powder. Then add one cup of chicken stock and cook the bean curd. Add courgettes at last and season with salt. Cook until the vegetable becomes tender.
This dish is made with frozen Sanma from Japan. Since they are frozen it lacks luscious fish fat and the moisture which is the main character of this fish in autumn season. Tomato and cheese compensate the missing flavor of frozen fish. It should be eaten right out of the oven.
This is chicken fillet marinated in sake then cooked with the sake, dashi soya sauce and some water and cooked with a cover. The sauce is made with the liquid left on the pan and lime juice. Serve the chicken with slices of onion and fresh coriander.
We've invited a couple for sunday brunch so I prepared simple and light french course. These dishes are typical french home dishes. As I posting the pictures, I realized that I missed to express the season of spring. It's better to prepare the dough of pissaladiere a night before because it needs to develop.
This is made with legs of small chicken. Chicken legs are difficult to deal with when they are small. I cut them open in the middle and placed stuffing which is made with bread crumbs, egg yolk, dijion mustard and sautee of onion. Cook in oven slowly
Green peas is delicacy of spring in Japan. I feel that green peas in Japan is very flavorful. We often cook the peas with rice in this season. I used ground chicken balls which I had frozen before. The sauce is chicken stock and small amount of creme.
This is boiled shrimps and avocado with cheese lightly cooked in oven. This is quick and very tasty dish. Scoop avocado with spoon then dice. It's better to use matured avocado. Toss the avocado with lemon juice, Japanese mayonnaise, very small amount of light soya sauce. Mix avocado with boiled shrimps then put all back to avocado skin. Sprinkle some cheese on the top. Bake in oven with upper griller until cheese melts.
This is not exactly gratin but more like omelet. I grated potato with cheese grater then lightly cooked in non stick pan. I mixed grated potato with eggs and milk. Sprinkle some anchovy and some cheese then cooked in oven.
This is pork chuck long-hour cooked with ginger, white wine vinegar, beef stock and a spoon of honey. I added granny smith apple in last 10 minuits of cooking. I think that pork with granny smith apple is good combination.
I think this is one of the typical and simple french home dish. I used frozen cod from U.K. but I thought this is much better quality than huge fresh fish imported in Hong Kong. The sauce is made with saute of leeks, chicken stock and some creme.
This is my way of quick "oden". Boiled eggs are popular ingredients of oden but it takes time to cook them. Once you hard boil eggs then cook in dashi for few hours. In this way I sliced open the "Age" in the middle to make a pocket and poured an egg inside. Close the top with tooth pick and simmer in dashi for 30minuets.
We cannot take very spicy food so I make very mild thai curry. I only put one table spoon of green curry paste to one can of coconut milk. Cherry tomatoes are usually not part of the ingredients of green curry but I think it tastes better with them.
I love the flavor of this salad; it's very french and wonderful. This is made with endives, radish, ham, boiled eggs and some wall nuts with vinaigrette dressing. Endives and radish make slight bitterness and match perfect combination with wall nuts. It's better to the vinaigrette with wall nuts oil.
March 3rd is so called "Girls' day" in Japan. We display traditional set of dolls for the wish for girls to grow up well. In my impression, the theme color of this festival is light pink and light green. We usually display peach flowers for this occasion in Japan but since I don't find the same flower here so I expressed it with seasonal flowers of Hong Kong.