Food post! Saturday dinner: Steak and cucumber sushi rolls with vegetable miso soup. These recipes were from Cuisines of the World: Japan by Kiyoshi Hayamizu. The sushi rolls were done hoso-maki style (thin rolls with the rice on the inside). The book suggested pairing the cucumber roll (kappa-maki) with a tuna roll (tekka-maki), but… since I went to Target where there’s no fresh fish counter, I used grilled steak instead. The miso soup was made with mushrooms, carrots, nori, and green onions. Not a bad meal.
Food post! Wednesday dinner: Braised pork with corn (côtelettes de porc braisées au maïs) and baby spinach salad with herb dressing (vinaigrette aux fines herbs). Recipes from La Cuisine de France by Countess Mapie Toulouse-Lautrec. Pretty easy dishes. The pork was braised in a pan with a diced onion and bell pepper to which corn was added. The salad dressing called for olive oil, vinegar, and a mix of herbs including parsley, tarragon, mint, basil, and anise leaves, but since I was out of the last two, I omitted them. I combined all the ingredients and (as Alton Brown suggests doing) I mixed them all in a cocktail shaker just before serving. I served it over a salad of baby spinach, dried cranberries, and cucumber.
Food post! Monday lunch: steak with horseradish sauce and cucumber, grape, & celery salad.