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Showing posts with label Halloween Recipe Ideas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Halloween Recipe Ideas. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tandoori Okara Chicken Nuggets - Video Recipe

This is healthy chicken nuggets using Okara!

Okara (soy pulp) is a bean curd refuse which is left after making soy milk. It is low in calories, low in fat, high in fiber, and also contains protein, calcium, iron, and riboflavin. It is an excellent diet food! What another thing I love about Okara is it enables the blood to flow smoothly! In other words, it reduces the blood cholesterol level!!!

As you might know, we usually make Unohana (simmered Okara) using Okara but this time, I mixed it with chicken and made chicken nuggests. It's texture became like a meat and my darling really loved it ;D hehe


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14dTzpBc0uU

It appeared on P.81 of a recipe mook (magazine book) published by Kodansha.
講談社MOOK「レシピブログ2010-2011年ベスト版、安リッチで毎日が幸せ!『おまかせ!みんなのおうちごはん』」の81ページに私のレシピが掲載されています♪



I named it after "Tandoori" because I used yogurt and spices that are used for popular Indian dish called Tandoori Chicken. hehe

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Tandoori Okara Chicken Nuggets

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 20min
Number of servings: 16 pieces

Ingredients:
A
* 100g (3.5oz.) Okara
* 100g (3.5oz.) minced chicken
* 100g (3.5oz.) grated onion
* 1 egg
* 1/2 tbsp. grated ginger
* 1/2 tbsp. sake
* salt and pepper
B
* 4 tbsp. flour
* 4 tbsp. yogurt
* 1 tsp. soy sauce
* 1 tsp. curry powder
* 1/4 tsp. garam masala
vegetable oil for deep frying
C
* 3 tbsp. ketchup
* 1 tbsp. mayonnaise

Directions:
1. Put A in a bowl and mix well with your hands.
2. Divide it into 16 equal portions and make flat and oval-shaped small patties.
3. Mix B in a bowl. Dip and coat each piece.
4. Fry them in oil at 170C (338F) for 3 minutes until crisp golden brown.
5. Mix C and serve with the nuggets.

レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.com/2010/04/blog-post_16.html
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Monday, October 31, 2011

HALLOWEEN Miso Simmered Eggplant Witch - Video Recipe

Miso simmered eggplant is a popular dish in Japan. I arranged it for Halloween ;)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLoFMtyJ_FM

Without a question, it goes great with white rice!!!



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Miso Simmered Eggplant Witch

Difficulty: Medium
Time: 30min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
4 eggplants (5-6 inches long)
A
* 200ml Dashi broth (using packaged Dashi powder saves time)
* 1 tbsp. Mirin (sweet sake)
* 1 tbsp. Sake
* 1/2 tbsp. sugar
B
* 1 tbsp. red Miso
* 2 tbsp. white Miso
4 star-shaped carrot slices

Directions:
1. Make "Chasen Nasu" and soak in water to remove the bitter taste. How to make "Chasen Nasu" is HERE: http://createeathappy.blogspot.com/2008/09/chasen-nasu.html
2. Heat A in a deep pot, dissolve miso in 1/2 cup of Dashi broth, add Chasen Nasu and carrot slices, then cover with Otoshi Buta (drop-lid) and cook on low heat for 10 minutes. Flip eggplants, cover and simmer for another 10 minutes until the eggplants are tender.
3. Pour in the soup in a dish, then twist and press the eggplant by hand to form the witch shape.
5. Attach carrot slices with toothpicks (like magic sticks) and stick them into the eggplant witch.

Drop-lid is called "Otoshi Buta" a in Japanese. It is traditionally made of wood but you can use aluminum foil. They ensure that the heat is evenly distributed and reduce the tendency of liquid to boil with large bubbles and break the fragile ingredients.

レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-post_23.html
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Monday, October 17, 2011

Halloween Mummy Shrimp (Ebi) Tempura Udon - Video Recipe

Shrimp (Ebi) Tempura Udon is a very popular Japanese dish. I arranged it for Halloween.

When Udon gets dry, it's gluten gets strong and sticky, so I wrapped it around Tempura in that instant ;D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5J_HeKJM4JI

Fun and easy! Great for party and also for bento to surprise your honey. hehe



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Mummy Shrimp (Ebi) Tempura Udon

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 20min
Number of servings: 6

Ingredients:
6 Ebi (shrimp)
60g Nissin Tempura flour
100cc water
vegetable oil for frying
6 Nori sheet (cut the large sheet into 4 squares)
cream cheese
frozen Udon noodles or pre-boiled Udon noodles
sliced cheese and Nori sheet for eyes
Yamasa Konbu Tsuyu (3 times concentrated Konbu kelp seaweed soup stock) or Tentsuyu (Tempura dipping sauce)

Directions:
1. Shell shrimps (leave their tails), devein, and make incisions in their stomach side to straighten them. Then cut off the tip of the tail and remove the water inside to avoid splatters when frying.
2. Mix Nissin Tempura flour and the water very well.
3. Heat vegetable oil in a deep pan to 180~190C (340~350F). Lightly dip the shrimps in the batter and fry them immediately until golden and crisp. Drain Tempura on a rack or a sheet of clean paper towel. (Do not fry too many at once.) Cool down until you can touch.
4. Boil Udon noodles as directed on package and drain well.
5. Spread cream cheese on Nori sheet.
6. Wrap shrimp Tempura with the Nori sheet. When Udon gets dry, it's gluten gets strong and sticky. In that instant, wrap Udon around the shrimp Tempura.
7. Cut out sliced cheese and Nori sheet to make their eyes.
8. Dilute 20cc Konbu Tsuyu with 40cc water (make as much as you want) and bring to a boil.
9. Pour the Konbu Tsuyu over the Mummy Shrimp Tempura Udon and enjoy!

You can eat as cold noodles like Zaru Udon (chilled Udon noodles), or microwave before you eat.

How to make Tempura from scratch is here.
http://createeathappy.blogspot.com/2008/10/tempura_22.html

Scroll down the page and see how other people made this ;D
http://cookpad.com/recipe/291231

レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.com/2009/10/blog-post_30.html
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

HALLOWEEN Frankenstein Stuffed Green Peppers - Video Recipe

Stuffed green pepper is called "ピーマンの肉詰め: Piiman no Nikuzume" in Japanese and it is a very popular Japanese home-cooked dish!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdQfWiiJLDo

They are delicious though their faces are creepy. Of course you can draw cute faces ;)



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Frankenstein Stuffed Green Peppers

Difficulty: Medium
Time: 20min
Number of servings: 5 Frankensteins

Ingredients:
5 Japanese green peppers *30g (1oz.) each
60g (2.1oz.) onion
A
* 180g (6.5oz.) ground beef and pork mixture
* 2 tbsp. Panko (bread crumbs) *soak in a bit of milk if you have
* nutmeg
salt and cracked black pepper
olive oil
pizza cheese
Nori seaweed sheet
mayonnaise
ketchup

Directions:
1. Cut the tops and the bottoms off the green peppers, and remove the seeds.
2. Finely chop the bottoms of the green peppers. Finley chop the onion.
3. Heat olive oil in a pan and sauté the chopped onion and green peppers until tender. Season with salt and cracked black pepper.
4. Put A and (3.) in a bowl and mix well by hand until all ingredients are combined and smooth.
5. Spoon the mixture into the green peppers being sure to fill completely (in this way they stand upright when cooked and become tender) and cover with the green pepper tops.
6. Put them in a deep pot, add a bit of water, cover, and cook on medium-low for 10 minutes.
7. Place some pizza cheese on top and cover and cook for another few minutes to melt the cheese.
8. When they are done, cool until you can touch and draw the faces with Nori seaweed sheet and mayonnaise. Finish with some bloody ketchup!

*You can bake them at 200C (390F) for about 15 minutes but the cooking time may differ depending on the oven you use.

レシピ(日本語)
http://cooklabo.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-post_12.html
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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Shrimp Tempura Udon Mummy

It is cloudy but warm again, the high is 77F (25C)!

Today, I will translate one of my Halloween recipes in response to the request ;)

Hope all ingredients are available in your area.



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Shrimp Tempura Udon Mummy

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 15min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
4 ebi(shrimp) tempura
1 nori sheet (cut into 4 squares)
cream cheese
frozen udon noodles or pre-boiled udon noodles
sliced cheese and nori sheet for eyes
tentsuyu or konbu tsuyu

Directions:
1. Prepare ebi(shrimp) tempura.
The recipe of tempura is HERE.




2. Use frozen udon noodles or pre-boiled udon noodles which looks like the image on the left.



3. Boil udon noodles as directed on package.




4. Spread cream cheese on nori sheet.





5. Wrap ebi(shrimp) tempura with the nori sheet(4.).




6. When Udon gets dry, it's gluten gets strong and sticky. In that instant, wrap udon around the shrimp(5.). Cut out sliced cheese and nori sheet to make their eyes.



7. Pour non-diluted konbu tsuyu over, or dip it in tentsuyu and eat!

Please allow to cool tempura and udon when you wrap. You can eat as cold noodles like zaru udon (chilled udon noodles), or microwave before you eat.

My original recipe in Japanese is here.
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A bad cold (cold in the throat) is going around at work.
I need to be careful :(

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Jack-o'-Lantern Bento

Hi! Today, the high is 75F (24C) but very hot at home in the room... I am sweating!

Guess what! On Saturday I again had body composition done at gym. Believe it or not, in another 4 weeks, I lost a pound of muscle and gained 0.6 pound of fat... I'm going a wrong way! An instructor told me that it could happen if I got used to work out! He says I need to concentrate on my menu... I thought I could get in shape if I go to gym and get it all done :( Nothing is easy!

Anyway, I am still losing the contests. I thought my Jack-o'-Lantern Bento was a good idea... It's face is an egg yolk. I drew the face by cutting nori sheet.



It was a busy day at work. I am drowsy now! Hopefully, see you tomorrow again ;)

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Jack-o'-Lantern Cookies

Good morning! Yesterday was raining all day as predicted :( Hopefully it will clear up by this noon. I couldn't post this last night because my drowsiness depends on the weather, you know!!!

Here is another Halloween recipe! But a lazy one.
3 years ago, I bought an "Autumn Cookie kit" that had cookie mix, cookie cutters, and autumn sprinkles!

I tried the sprinkles, but those didn't look good. I think it's very difficult to use them nicely! I guess kids are better than me! So I ended up making faces on the cookies. I added cocoa powder to half of the cookie dough to make brown chocolate dough.

I hope I can create something better this year!!!

You know what!? I'm losing the big contests... :( I'm not even winning the highest awards at all... I shouldn't expect much, right!?

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Jack-o'-Lantern: Philadelphia Sushi Balls

Here is another Halloween idea! I made sushi balls using Philadelphia cream cheese. I added the cheese in sushi rice, made balls, sprinkled tobiko (flying fish roe), and drew their faces by cutting nori sheet.
You can dip it in soy sauce when you eat. It goes good with cream cheese!

The weather is nice and clear today! I didn't want to go to work... Also this weekend is going to be fine with a high of about 73F (23C)! We have three-day weekends this weekend because Monday is National Sports Day, so I'm glad that the weather will be fine :)

Yesterday I had a headache but luckily it wasn't a cold! I need to get a flu shot someday soon... Take care you all!!!
Have a good weekend ;)

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Halloween Frankenstein: Stuffed Green Peppers

Hi! It's raining again here in Tokyo.
Yesterday, I had a nice chat with my high-school friend for about 5 hours! However, it wasn't enough for us! We had so much more to talk, you know!!!

Halloween is coming soon, so I will show you my scary stuffed green peppers.

You can cook stuffed green peppers in your style! When you remove the tops, don't discard them and cook them together. They are going to be part of Frankenstein heads! When done, draw their faces by cutting nori sheet and using mayonnaise. Pour ketchup on top and sandwich with tops!

Might be too scary for small kids... make them cuter then ;)



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Friday, September 12, 2008

Miso Cheese Simmered Eggplant Witch

Hello! It rained yesterday and the high was 78F (26C). It was little cool outside, but going up to 86F (30C) from today for about a week again. High temp low humidity is bearable, you know!

Today, as I said before, I will translate my eggplant recipe. I'm ahead of the season but it's a great Halloween recipe idea ;)



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Miso Cheese Simmered Eggplant Witch

Difficulty: Medium
Time: 30min
Number of servings: 4

Ingredients:
4 eggplants (5-6 inches long)
50g (1.8oz.) cream cheese
A
* 1 tbsp. miso (preferably red miso)
* 1 tbsp. mirin (sweet sake)
* 1 tbsp. sugar
* 1 tbsp. sake
200cc dashi broth (using packaged dashi powder saves time)
4 star-shaped thick carrot slices

Directions:
1. Cut cream cheese into small pieces.
2. Make "Chasen Nasu" and soak in water to remove the oxalic acid. The procedure for "Chasen Nasu" is HERE.
3. Microwave cream cheese on Medium 500 W (50-60%) for about 30 seconds until softened. Then add A and mix well.
4. Heat 3. in a pan and add dashi broth little by little. Keep stirring once every few times until dissolved.
5. Add Chasen Nasu and carrot slices, then cook on low heat for 20 minutes. Keep flipping eggplants once every few minutes until done and sauce thickens.
6. Pour the sauce on a dish, twist and press the eggplant by hand to form the witch shape.
5. Attach carrot slices with a toothpick (like a magic stick) and stick it on to the eggplant witch.

My original recipe in Japanese is here.
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Actually, I was going to post this last night, but again I dozed off...
Monday is a holiday: Respect-for-the-Aged Day! On Wednesday, my boyfriend was busy and we couldn't go out for a dinner. Hope we could this weekend.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Fun Halloween Recipes

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Happy Halloween :)

Last year, I created a lot of fun Halloween recipes since there were many Halloween campaigns at Cookpad (the site I explained before).

One of the fun recipes is "Shrimp Tempura Udon Mummy".
Udon is a type of thick wheat-based noodle popular in Japanese cuisine.
When Udon gets dry, it's gluten gets strong.
I wrapped Udon around Shrimp Tempura in that instant.
You pour dipping sauce over and eat.
It's fun, isn't it?

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