Always mix it so that it doesn’t burn, and when it looks like this, it’s done. This “Konbu Tsukudani” can be eaten as it is on rice. Besides, it is delicious even if you add tea and ochazuke. This time, it was “Konbu Tsukudani” made from the remaining ingredients of “Mentsuyu”.
It’s delicious, so it’s gone soon. Please try to make it. Next time, I will introduce Japanese cuisine made with the “Shiitake-flavored elegant mentsuyu”. Since it is a home-cooked dish, it is a delicious dish that prioritizes taste over appearance. This time, I made “Konbu Tsukudani”. Next time, I will cook with mentsuyu. Please look forward to.
This time, it’s for home use, so I’m using cheap dried shiitake mushrooms. Even if it is a cheap material, if you put your hands on it, it will become a delicious “mentsuyu”. “Mentsuyu” is a versatile seasoning, so please try to make it yourself. Since it does not contain chemical seasonings, it will not last long. Let’s cool it in the refrigerator and use it up. Let’s make delicious “mentsuyu” that goes well with summer somen noodles.
First, prepare dried shiitake mushrooms and kelp(kombu).
Cut the kelp with kitchen scissors so that the dashi stock is easy to come out.
Put dried shiitake mushrooms and kelp in the pack.
Put the dried bonito in a non-woven fabric. This non-woven bag is used with the lid closed. It is a tea bag of tea. If you don’t have this, wrap it in a 100% cotton cloth and tie it well to prevent bonito flakes.
This is dashi. Combine this with water to make 4 cups (720 ml).
Finally, extinguish the fire and the “mentsuyu” is ready. The elegant taste of shiitake mushrooms, “Mentsuyu,” is ready. Cool it and it goes well with somen noodles. I will also introduce a recipe using this “mentsuyu”. The kelp and dried bonito used this time will be transformed into a wonderful dish next time, so please do not throw it away and keep it in a safe place.
It’s a home-cooked dish, so it doesn’t have to be that expensive. If you take the time to get rid of what you can get, it will be a delicious dish. Please enjoy the shiitake mushrooms that come with it with somen noodles. This time, I made an elegant “mentsuyu” with shiitake mushroom flavor. Please make it. it tastes very good.
This time is a continuation of the previous story about pickled cucumbers. If you are interested, please read it. Last time, it was how to make Nukazuke. After that, I cooked miso-grilled fish several times in a row. I put the miso that came out at that time on the bran floor without reusing it many times.
I used a type of miso called “wheat miso”. Then, it was pickled in bran, but because I added miso, the bran floor and color became a little brighter. I love pickled cucumbers in bran. By increasing the amount of this miso a little, the amount of rice bran pickled has changed from 2-3 days to 1-2 days.
What surprised me most was that eating this cucumber pickled in bran improved bowel movements. This surprised my family who ate Nukazuke. My bowel movements are getting too good and I’m eating a little less. It’s very effective. It’s a fermented food, but I was surprised to see such changes.
My bran floor has been around for more than 10 years, and putting miso in a new bran floor doesn’t always improve bowel movements. A good bran floor will produce good food for your stomach. This is a continuation of the last time. Everyone, I would like to know that if you make the Nukazuke steadily, this may happen, so I will report this time.
I will upload a photo of the bran floor without correcting the color. Please for your reference. I pray that you are in good health. This time, I was surprised that the bowel movement was improved by pickling in bran.
This time, it is a “simmered hijiki seaweed” made from the soup made from “teriyaki yellowtail”. After making “Teriyaki yellowtail”, the soup stock contains fish stock. It’s a waste to throw this away. Therefore, this time, it is a “simmered hijiki seaweed” that uses the soup.
The ingredients are 60g of dried hijiki, 150g of carrot, 200g of boiled soybeans, 230ml of yellowtail teriyaki soup, and the same amount of water as the soup.
This time, I will explain how to make cucumber pickled in bran, which is a representative vegetable of summer. Eggplants come in a variety of grades, and to preserve their color, put an iron ball in the bran. It’s very difficult, and on top of that, I like and dislike eggplant pickles. This time, everyone can enjoy it casually, and everyone can enjoy it. This is how to make cucumber pickled in bran.
At first, prepare the bran floor by yourself, using a commercially available product. I put it in a pack and store it in the refrigerator. It’s been years ago. I don’t use it much in winter. Even if mold is formed, do not throw away the bran floor, carefully remove the mold on the surface, mix well, and handle it carefully. Mold is a substance that lives on the surface, and if you remove it, it will become beautiful.
I soak white fish in miso to make miso-grilled fish. In such a case, put the surplus miso in this bran and mix it. Very delicious, it will be a bran floor. In that way, various “umami” is replenished to the bran floor, and if you carefully grow the bran floor and brew it for many years, it will grow into a delicious bran floor.
Then, when water collects on the bran floor, remove the water. Place a dry cloth on it to absorb it. Let’s take care of it like this. When the bran floor is low, add the bran floor. So, this time, I will make cucumber pickles.
Wipe off the water from the washed cucumbers, take an appropriate amount of salt, and rub the surface of the cucumbers. In this way, the taste is soaked in. If you don’t do this, you won’t be able to pickle delicious cucumbers in bran.
Rub it well.
Put the cucumbers on the bran floor. It’s like this.
It is soaked like this. Too much, I have less Nukazuke like this. If you soak it for 2 to 3 days, wash it with water, and cut it, you can make a very delicious cucumber pickle. It is a fermented food and makes a very healthy diet.
In summer, when you have no appetite, pickled cucumber, rice, tofu, dried bonito flakes and soy sauce make a healthy menu. Cucumber is a perishable material, so it’s a good idea to pickle it in bran like this. You can enjoy a lot of healthy and delicious meals.
In June of Japan, weed-treated flowers bloom. It is a plant commonly known as “Houttuynia cordata”. White flowers bloom as shown in the picture. This is the photo I found on the roadside the other day. Unfortunately, there is no “Houttuynia cordata” in the garden of my house.
“Houttuynia cordata”, which blooms white flowers in June everywhere in Japan, is a “medicinal herb”. This is the best harvest time when white flowers are attached, and when you drink it as tea, it becomes a splendid, medicinal, Chinese herbal tea called “Juyaku”.
I harvested this “Houttuynia cordata” with the consent of the landowner when the neighborhood was developed for residential land. I envy those who have this in the garden. The medicinal properties of “Juyaku” are antipyretic, detoxifying, and anti-inflammatory agents. I mainly use it as a laxative. The more diarrhea you have, the better it works.
Pregnant women cannot take medication because it is dangerous. The roots are a waste, so let’s leave them for the next year and harvest them. Then wash it well with water and expose it to sunlight to dry it well. The following photo is dried.
This is the finished “Houttuynia cordata”. If you put this in a stainless steel kettle and make tea, the medicinal effect will be reduced. A kettle of earthenware is good, called a clay bottle. I don’t have it, so I decoct it in a Japanese clay pot. Put an appropriate amount of water and “Houttuynia cordata” in a clay pot, simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes, and then leave it for preheating.
The clay pot will break if you suddenly put it in cold water. Therefore, please handle it with care. I think that “Juyaku” tea may be blended with “barley tea”. This is because “barley tea” does not have caffeine, so it does not eliminate the effect of “juuyaku”. It is also beneficial to chop and eat tea leaves that have been brewed from “Juuyaku” without throwing them away. If you can get it, let’s enjoy the natural herbs in this way.
This time, it’s a sushi that you can easily make. The seasoning is also made from Ajinomoto’s white powder, which is easy to access. This seasoning of Ajinomoto is called glutamic acid, which is a seasoning filled with the umami of kelp. Many foreigners often think that kelp dashi is a representative of Japanese dashi, but kelp dashi is a hidden dashi honor student, and kelp dashi is the basis of Japanese dashi. Now, let’s make “sushi” this time using this Ajinomoto white powder seasoning.
Wash 2 cups (180 cc / cup) of rice and add the usual amount of water. This depends on the rice, so add the amount of water to the rice you have. Then, remove 100cc of water from the amount of water. And if possible, leave it for 30 minutes to cook the rice. How to make sushi vinegar. Any vinegar maker is fine.
100 ml of vinegar, 35 g of sugar, 1 g of salt, 10 g of Ajinomoto (You can add more or less sugar if you like. You can taste it, arrange it, and cook it.) Put in and melt. The important thing here is, “Don’t bring it to a boil.” Then, sprinkle it on the hot rice that has just been cooked and mix it. If you cool it quickly, it will become a beautiful “sushi”, so make a breeze to cool it quickly so that you do not crush the rice grains. Keep the balls moistened with water. If you don’t do this, a lot of rice will stick to the bowl.
This time, we will make something that is easy for everyone to get. Cucumbers, ham and carrots. Microwave the carrots to soften them. Please have a look at the photo. You can change the material as you like. Finely chopped ham with a wiener or chicken fillet in a microwave oven, finely chopped hamburger steak, fish, and various vegetables. Please arrange it as you like.
Two eggs. 10g sugar, 2g Ajinomoto, 1g salt, put this in a bowl, mix and scrambled eggs in a frying pan. In Japan, it is made into thinly baked eggs and shredded into small pieces. But this time, I made it easy for anyone to do it.
This time, as an arrangement, there is also a picture of bamboo shoot sushi. This is a bamboo shoot stewed in soy sauce and bonito. The guideline is about 10 minutes. It depends on the amount. Katsuodashi wrote how to take Japanese-style dashi before, so please refer to this. Then, add soy sauce (taste and adjust), chop it into small pieces, and add sesame seeds, if any.
If you want to make it smart like a restaurant, remove the dried bonito flakes, but this time it’s a home-cooked dish, so I boil the bamboo shoots with the dried bonito flakes. Then, to finish, mix 1 tablespoon (15cc) of boiled bamboo shoots together with the dashi stock. Then, you can enjoy the taste of bamboo shoots. At restaurants, white things look beautiful, so I don’t do this. This time, it was how to make home-cooked sushi.
Once you have made “sushi”, you can arrange it in various ways. The good thing about “Sushimeshi” is that it doesn’t rot easily. Everyone, please try incorporating “sushi” into your home cooking. This time, it was how to make Japanese home-cooked sushi.