Archive for December, 2017

Roast Turkey Thighs

One of my young relatives has been after me about making some kind of roast turkey dish for the holiday season.  On arriving home after the holiday trip, my wife and I just happened to get two nice big turkey thighs to make for dinner.  I was surprised how inexpensive the ingredient was:  $.49/lb@Whole Foods […]

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Christmas Omakase At Home 2017

Previously, on – * * * * * So as I had observed earlier, I had to take a more realistic view of what I could accomplish since I didn’t have a lot of lead time to prepare.   As expected, the nobashi ebi yaki ‘cocktail’, tomato ‘salad’ and roast […]

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A few notes on making nigiri

Previously, on – * I was recently asked about wetting the hands for making nigiri. matsuhisa-sama mentions the water to vinegar ratio is 3:1 (Nobu West, p 196) . He admonishes that more than a light coating on the hands will prevent the shari from properly sticking together.  Interestingly, Shizuo Tsuji (Japanese Cooking: […]

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Planning Christmas Menu 2017

It’s been a whirlwind two months since I started  at my new job.  So unlike previous years where I’ve had a bit more time to prepare the Christmas meal, I’ve had to take a more realistic view of what I could accomplish…. • Nobashi ebiyaki ‘cocktail’         endive, spicy lemon dressing • Siegel tomato ‘sashimi’ […]

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