Tosazu is Japanese liquid for marinade with bonito dashi soup stock. Tosazu is used for marinated foods such as fresh white fish (Sunomono) because of its umami and mild taste. Today, I will introduce basic Tosazu, Tosazu jelly dressing, and Marinated octopus and cucumber with using Tosazu. Ingredients [Tosazu] 150 mL water 100 mL rice vinegar 50 mL soy sauce 50 g sugar 5 g bonito flakes 5 cm Kombu kelp [Tosazu Jelly Dressing] 5 g gelatine powder with 20 mL of water 160 mL Tosazu [Marinated Octopus and cucumber] (2 servings) 150 g boiled octopus 100 g cucumber a preferred amount of Tosazu Instructions [Tosazu] Remove dust from the […]
Pickled salmon fillets in Miso sauce help you to save your cooking time. You can store them in a fridge for a week! Ingredients Salmon fillet: 3~4 Miso: 3 tbsp Sake: 3 tbsp Mirin: 3tbsp Instructions Drain excess water from salmon fillet with kitchen papers. Then put them in a freezer bag. Mix all condiments in a small bowl and put the mixture in the freezer bag. These salmon fillets can be stored 2~7 days in a fridge. Remove excess Miso sauce before grill them. The sauce is easy to be burnt. Grill the fillets until their skin becomes crispy.
Read an article on mentsuyu to learn what it is. Mentsuyu is a very useful condiment. You don’t like additives? Make homemade mentsuyu, then! Ingredients Dashi 150 mL (Check this page to learn how to make dashi.) Soy sauce: 2 tbsp Mirin: 1/2 tbsp Sugar: 1/2 tsp Instructions Put all ingredients in a pot and heat over high until it comes to a boil. Cool down until the liquid becomes warm. If you concentrated type mentsuyu, boil down the liquid to about a third. Store in a jar and keep it in a fridge.
Transform your mayo to Kewpie! This recipe will help you to prepare Japanese mayonnaise anytime. (See this page for the description of mayonnaise) Ingredients (roughly) Non-Japanese mayonnaise: approximately 300 g Rice vinegar (otherwise vinegar): 1 tablespoon Ajinomoto umami seasoning (MSG): 2 dashes Instructions Put all ingredients in a food container and mix them together. Be sure to take a taste of mayonnaise. Fine-adjust according to your taste.
Dress salad, steamed chicken, cold tofu etc. with this all-purpose sesame sauce. Make a lot and store it in a fridge. No additives, so it can be a save sauce for children! Ingredients Pure sesame paste: 6 tablespoons Soy sauce: 1/2 cup Sugar: 1/2 cup Rice vinegar: 1/2 cup Sesame oil: 3 tablespoons Chicken soup stock powder: 2 teaspoons Water: 1 cup Roasted white sesame seeds: adjust to suit your needs Instructions Put all ingredients in a pot and mix together. Heat over medium heat to reduce its liquid. Add sesame seeds and mix them together. Store in a jar and save in a fridge.