Friday, May 02, 2008

Frugal sushi and japanese salad

After sleeping half the day away, I woke up and realized there were things in the kitchen that needed to be used and that I could use most of them to make a japanese meal.

Those fishy catfish nuggets? I toasted them with garlic teriyaki marinade and sesame seeds to try to simulate the fried eel that's too expensive for me to buy, even though I really like it in sushi.

Half a cucumber? Perfect for sushi and for salad. Eggs? To make tamago.

Carrot sticks? I grated them, then mixed them with ginger, vinegar, sugar, miso, and soysauce to make that salad dressing they serve at Japanese restaurants.
I must say, I'm in love with my Cuisinart hand stick blender... which I used to make the dressing. Tina Wang has inspired me to make my own baby food. I don't have a food processor, but I think this gaget will do the trick.

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