Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Flo and Na’ama’s Japanese Feast

Last week, my lovely friend Na’ama and I challenged ourselves to a day of Japanese culinary excursion in honour of a semi-reunion with old friends. 

The Japanese theme arose from a French Kusmi book about how to cook with tea, which had some rather delicious looking Matcha green tea tarts. 

Na’ama then decided upon a terrifyingly technical mackerel dish she had enjoyed at the Ledbury, and, to hedge our bets and make sure no one went hungry, I added a three more courses. Eek!

The Menu

Miso Soup

Chicken Yakitori with Pickled Vegetables

Nasu Dengaku (Miso Glazed Aubergines)

Flame-grilled Mackerel with Smoked Eel and Shiso

Matcha and Raspberry Tartlets

You will be please to know that we pulled it off against the odds, and would definitely recommend the menu if you want to spend a day cooking(it really does take the best part of a day). If not, elements of the menu slot in very nicely with other, less high maintenance dishes. 

Over the next few days, I will be posting the recipes for each of the courses. Watch this space...