Tag: japanese

miso roasted eggplant (and zucchini)

miso roasted eggplant (and zucchini)

I have a great crop of eggplant this year so I’ve been looking for ways to use them. A month or so ago I saw Adam Liaw on SBS, cooking Nasu Dengaku, that wonderful Japanese dish of grilled eggplant with miso, and I mentally filed it away […]

fried zucchini with gomasio

fried zucchini with gomasio

Here we go again…the zucchini are back! It is a summer ritual for me to complain about drowning in zucchini. This year they have arrived earlier than usual, so I suspect it is going to be a bumper crop. I have planted a ridged Italian variety […]

wilted kale salad with japanese style dressing

wilted kale salad with japanese style dressing

I’ve returned home from a month of travelling to a 2.5 metre by 1 metre bed full of kale. So it is time to practice what I preach and get back to seasonal eating. That means eating kale. Lots of it. The reason I have so much […]

tempura

tempura

Almost everything tastes good fried. One of the ways I like to kid myself that my fried food is high art rather than junk food is to make tempura. If the Japanese people have been doing it since the mid 16th century and the Portuguese […]