Today I made a vegan pizza topped with basil, mixed greens, and roasted tomato. Instead of using butter in the dough, I used olive oil. I roasted tomatoes in the oven with Celtic sea salt. Finally I topped the pizza off with plenty of mixed greens and drizzled it with balsamic vinegar. It tasted delicious!
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After much preparation we finally finished making all of the dishes that we wanted to have in our osechi-ryori.
This year we made kobumaki (carrot, fried tofu, and burdock root wrapped in kelp), kuromame (black soybeans simmered in a sweet and savory sauce made from soy sauce and sugar), shio-koji Tai (red snapper marinated in shio-koji), dattemake (a sweet Japanese rolled omelet made with fish cake and egg), chikuzen-ni (assorted vegetables braised in a sweet and savory stock), namasu (shredded daikon and carrot in a sweet and sour vinegar sauce), tataki gobo (burdock root with sesame sauce), o-zoni (a soup made with stock taken from bonito and kelp) and kuri-kinton (sweet potato and chestnut dessert).
Over the next few days I will be sharing the recipes for these tasty dishes!
Shio-Koji Israeli Salad
1 cucumber peeled and diced
1 diced tomato
1 scallion chopped
1 tbsp of chopped fresh dill
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp shio-koji
1. Chop all vegetables into bite sized cubes.
2. Chop dill and scallions
3. Transfer to container and add olive oil, shio-koji and lemon juice
4. Close container and shake to mix ingredients
Shio-Koji Roast Vegetables
1 cup of brussel sprouts, halved
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms ( your choice)
1/2 sliced red onion
1 tbsp fresh dill
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tbsp shio- koji
1 tbsp olive oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
1. Cut all vegetables into similar sized pieces
2. Put the vegetables in an oven pan and put shio-koji on top.
3. Drizzle olive oil on top
4. Sprinkle with dill
5. Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes or until vegetables are cooked.
Over the weekend we bought some fresh salmon at Whole Foods and decided to marinate it in shio-koji
A steamer (we used a bamboo steamer)
step 1 Massage the salmon with shio-koji and leave to marinate for up to one day
step 2 Cut and wash vegetables (not too thin or small because they will cook too much)
step 3 Layer ingredients on parchment paper, we put the broccoli raab on the bottom, then salmon, then onions on top.
step 5 Put into steamer, and that’s it! When the salmon is cooked all the way, take it out and enjoy! The liquid on the bottom is the best part!