Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Moshi Moshi ....ohayo (gozaimasu)

Nope...I am not in Japan right now (though I would definitely wish that I am and I am pretty sure that I will make my way there soon, especially during the sakura season).

My house turned Japanese last night when I decided to cook something Japanese for my wifey.

I was having a drink with my buddy and on the way back, I saw this beautiful whole salmon head at the fish section. Curious, I asked them to weigh it and I was pleasantly surprised that it was only RM14.95....I thought to myself...I could do something with this....

So, without hesitation, I told them to wrap it up and I headed home for my food adventure. I remembered that I still have a piece of salmon in my fridge that I bought the other day. I was inspired from a dish I saw on the menu recently while having a japanese lunch with my colleagues the other day. So, I bought a mango as well .....

And, this is what I served last night for dinner .....


Starter : Mango wrapped in Salmon sashimi, topped with Japanese mayo ..
(I saw a specialty sushi from a Japanese restaurant where they served salmon with mango and I thought I could do the same but with a twist. I would say that the texture of the salmon and the mango blended well, not to mention the taste of all three major ingredients which is the freshness of the salmon, the sweetness of the mango and the Japanese mayo)


Oven Grill Salmon Head with salt
(This dish is our all time favorite at home. It is actually extremely easy to prepare. Simply marinate the salmon head with salt and black pepper and place in the oven to grill at 250 degrees for about 10 to 15 minutes depending on the size and thickness of the head. Served with lemon and wasabi and Japanese soya sauce)

Last night was meant to be a fast and simple meal as wifey said that she was on the way back and was extremely hungry.

The following are some other Japanese dishes that we cooked some time back. I love doing Japanese because they are much simpler to manage as far as I am concerned.


Pan seared Salmon steak served with wasabi. 
(Another fast dish to prepare and serve. Sprinkle some salt and pepper onto the salmon steak. Heat up your pan to high heat and place the salmon with the skin side down on the pan. Depending on the thickness and the heat of the pan, seared for anything between 2 to 3 minutes. You might to sear it longer if you prefer your salmon more cooked. We love them lightly cooked.)


Oven baked scallops with Japanese Mayo
(Another all time favorite at home. Simply place scallop on scallop shell, if you have one. If not place on small dish which can be placed in the oven. Add finely cut Japanese mushrooms and topped with generous helping of Japanese Mayo. Placed the scallop in the oven and baked. Once the mayo brown, remove from oven, sprinkle with finely cut chilly and chives and served hot)


Prawns with Teriyaki sauce
(Simply marinate prawns with Teriyaki sauce. Served with Japanese mushrooms cooked with teriyaki sauce as well)

Now....where did I put my bottle of sake ......hehehehe 

8 comments:

eugene said...

Didn't know you loved to cook too,some more Japanese, gambatei neh,,,,I am sure your wifey was the one the happiest one, too bad she cannot sake or Pauliner with you,never mind,next time I drop by, we sake and Pauliner together ya,,,

cheeyee said...

Yummy!

Johnnie Lim said...

wow lovely. wished I could cook like you.

MeRy said...

wow..u can cook so well...

Baby Darren said...

Your wife is so lucky...the food pictures looked so professional..looked like it was served from a high class Jap restaurant..

Daddy said...

Tq tq for the kind comments. Actually all very simple to prepare.

Yee Ling said...

Delicious!!!!! I love Japanese food too but not raw ones.

chinneeq said...

wow...so hor miah your wife that she has a hub who not only can cook but can present the food so professionally as well!

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