Planning Thanksgiving Menu 2017

Nobu Style Grilled Nobashi Shrimp Cocktail         Endive, Spicy Lemon Dressing Hamachi Usuzukuri          ‘Shaved’ ponzu granite, pink peppercorns Nobu Vegan Mini Tacos         Roasted Zucchini Cubes, Roasted Eggplant Cubes,         Grilled Tomato Salsa Sake Konbu Steamed Atlantic Cod         yuzu, olive oil, dry miso, baby bok choy Pan Roasted Duck Breast         croissant, tianmianjang, […]

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Revisiting an old family grilled marinated chicken recipe

…long long ago, in another lifetime far far away… As I was growing my family, my uncle and aunt would periodically go up to Bear Mountain/Harriman State Park for an outing and we would do a BBQ at a picnic  site (Kanawauke?) where the parking lot led straight up to the site with a creek/brook […]

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Vegan Tacos, Nobu Style

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2017/10/07/making-mini-taco-shells-from-scratch/ A number of years ago, I saw the Nobu/Matsuhisa restaurants add tacos (!?!?) to the menu….and then Nobu’s Vegetarian Cookbook suggested a vegan approach to the taco’s (Ten Tacos, p 86, 87) in 2011. So now I wanted to take a crack at making the tacos, with an eye […]

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Making mini taco shells from scratch

One of the projects that I’ve been intrigued about since its appearance was the Matsuhisa/Nobu mini tacos.  While it’s pretty obvious how to fill them based on the Nobu’s Vegetarian Cookbook (pgs 86, 87, 165),  what I really needed to do was to figure out how to make the fried(baked?) mini taco shells formed from […]

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Ingredient Alert: A5 Kobe/Wagyu

Wegmans Chestnut Hill is currently stocking A5 Japanese Kobe and mentioned that this will be a regular item. Ask for Toby – he will help you….

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Making nigiri: an appreciation

Previously, on tastingmenu.wordpress.com – * https://tastingmenu.wordpress.com/2017/09/19/scaling-shari-sushi-rice-for-nigiri/ It’s been a crazy August, what with moving into new quarters (packing, moving, unpacking) and also looking for new employment at the same time. So during the course of my food adventures, I’ve learned how to make sushi vinegar, how much of it to use with rice that keeps […]

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Scaling Shari (Sushi Rice For Nigiri)

I’d recently figured out that my family liked sushi rice made with 2 teaspoons of sushi vinegar per rice bowl of rice. As I began thinking about the holiday meal later this year, I began thinking about Matsuhisa-sama’s rice course – 5 pieces of nigiri as the last savory omakase course offering. Nobu: The Sushi […]

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