Pickled Ginger

Pickled Ginger
Pickled Ginger Ingredients:

* 2 lb fresh young ginger (shin shoga)
* 3 cups rice vinegar
* 2 cups sugar
* 2 tsps salt


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Pickled Ginger Cooking Instructions:
* Wash young ginger root and rub off skin.
* Slice the ginger thinly and salt them. Leave salted ginger slices in a bowl for one hour.
* Dry the ginger slices with paper towels and put them in a sterilized container/jar.
* Mix rice vinegar and sugar in a pan and bring to a boil.
* Pour the hot mixture of vinegar and sugar over the ginger slices. Cool them. Pickled ginger changes its color to light pink. (*If you are using old ginger, it might not turn pink naturally.)
* Cover the jar and store it in the refrigerator.

Chirashizushi - Scattered Sushi

Ingredients:
* 2 1/4 cups Japanese rice
* (1/4 cup vinegar, 2 Tbsp sugar, 1 tsp salt)
* 3 eggs and 1/2 Tbsp sugar
* 1 cucumber, julienned
* 1/2 lb tuna sashimi slices, marinated in 2 Tbsp of soy sauce and a little bit of wasabi (if you would like)
* 8 dried shiitake mushrooms, rehydrated in 2 cups of warm water *keep the water for cooking
* (1 Tbsp soy sauce, 1 Tbsp sugar, 1 tsp mirin)
* 2 oz imitation crab, shredded
* 2 Tbsp white sesame seeds


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Chirashizushi Cooking Instructions:
* Prepare sushi rice.
* Remove stems from shiitake and slice thinly.
* Heat 2/3 cup of the water used for rehydrating shiitake in a medium pan.
* Add shiitake and soy sauce, sugar, and mirin. Simmer shiitake on low heat until the liquid is almost gone. Set aside.
* Beat eggs in a bowl and add 1/2 Tbsp of sugar. Oil a medium skillet and pour a scoop of egg mixture and make a thin omelette like a crape. Make a few sheets.
* Cut the omelettes into thin strips. Serve sushi rice on a large plate or invividual bowls.
* Spread simmered shiitake, cucumber, imitation crab meat, and omelettes strips over rice.
* Place tuna sashimi on top. Sprinkle sesame seeds. Serve pickled ginger on the side.

Miso Soup

Miso Soup Recipe:
Miso Soup Ingredients:
* 3 cups dashi soup stock
* 1 block tofu
* 3-4 tablespoons miso paste
* ¼ cup chopped green onion

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Miso Soup Cooking Instructions:
* Boil the dashi soup stock in a pan.
* Cut the tofu into small cubes and add them to the boiling soup. Simmer for a few minutes under low fire.
* Scoop out some soup stock from the pan and dissolve the miso paste in it.
* Add the dissolved miso paste gradually back into the soup. Stir the soup gently.
* Remove from fire and add the chopped green onion.

Miso Soup Cooking Tip:
* Do not boil the soup after you have added the dissolved miso paste already.
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