Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Hawaiian Roll Recipe

Are you tired of paying the high price of take-out sushi? If you wish that you could save on eating out and want to learn how to make your own Hawaiian rolls then this is the video for you! A Hawaiian roll is like a California roll but with a twist; it's star ingredients are shrimp and mango. Wow! your guests or even your family by learning a few quick tricks on ,how you can make these easy rolls at home.

Mini Yakitori Kebab Sampler

Yakitori is chicken and various other things (mainly chicken, as tori means chicken) skewered, brushed with a sweetish sauce, and grilled to perfection. My version utilizes a simplified sauce and is cooked under the broiler, although it can be grilled, too. Yakitori is best eaten fresh while still very hot. Try with a Japanese beer, if you drink beer. I like to serve it as a meal, but it's intended to be more of a snack. Besides the kebab ingredients here, you can also use chicken gizzards or livers, wing drummettes, little meatballs of minced chicken, shitake mushrooms, bell peppers, or gingko nuts. The skewers should be quite small--just enough for a bite or two each.


To make sauce, combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, and set aside.

To prepare kebabs, cut thigh meat into bite-sized pieces. Cut thick parts of onions into 1-inch pieces, discarding the leaves. (See comments for additional suggestions for skewers.).

Thread pieces of chicken and onion alternately onto skewers, just 1-2 of each per skewer.

Dip each skewer into the sauce until well coated; place on a broiling pan.

Brush with additional sauce, and place under hot broiler, about 4-6 inches from heat.

Broil until the sauce begins to blacken around high points of skewers, about 4-5 minutes.

Brush again with sauce, flip and brush other side. Continue broiling for another 4-5 minutes or until just starting to char.

Repeat if necessary until chicken is cooked through.

Serve immediately. Discard any remaining sauce.

Tuna Tartare Recipe

3 3/4 pounds very fresh tuna steak
1 1/4 cups olive oil
5 limes, zest grated
1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
2 1/2 teaspoons wasabi powder
2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons hot red pepper sauce
2 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 1/2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
1 1/4 cups minced scallions, white and green parts (12 scallions)
3 1/4 tablespoons minced fresh jalapeno pepper, seeds removed
5 ripe Hass avocados
1 1/2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, optional

Cut the tuna into 1/4-inch dice and place it in a very large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the olive oil, lime zest, lime juice, wasabi, soy sauce, hot red pepper sauce, salt, and pepper. Pour over the tuna, add the scallions and jalapeno, and mix well. Cut the avocados in half, remove the seed, and peel. Cut the avocados into 1/4-inch dice. Carefully mix the avocado into the tuna mixture. Add the toasted sesame seeds, if using, and season to taste. Allow the mixture to sit in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour for the flavors to blend. Serve on crackers.