It’s sometimes hard to cook what I want to eat everyday. D is such a nice husband and likes to help me cooking dinner, but his choice of food is quite different from what I want,,, most of the time :-p He’s been into hash brown wrap with bacon and egg, and we had that for lunch today. Since I had time to cook today as Hiro had 2 naps during the day, I made some Japanese food for dinner.
The mail dish is this ginger chicken (recipe) – I used chicken thigh and marinated in the sauce before grilling. It’s served on a bed of simmered cabbage which is also cooked in the teriyaki-style sauce.
This is one of my favourite dish – simmered hijiki seaweed with chicken and vegetables (recipe). It’s shame that you can’t get hijiki from shops in Perth as it’s not permitted to import commercially You need to import by yourself from Japan! I still have 2 more packets which I brought from Japan in Feb this year.
It’s a typical nimono (simmered dish), but hijiki is great for your skin and hair and is very healthy. I made it with chicken, carrot, konnyaku and abura-age (deep-fried bean curd), but you can also add soy beans and/or snake beans.
This is pickled cabbage. It’s one of the dish my grandma used to make at home. It’s made with just cabbage and salt, but is a great companion to steamed rice
I will post recipes of these three dishes …