A sweet pickling recipe I made to use up the rest of the daikon John bought for our izakaya meal (another daikon recipe in this vein to follow). This is an easy one.
It seemed smart to start off the Japanese cooking challenge with one of the basic building blocks of the cuisine: dashi. This has been on my cooking to-do-list for years now, and I’m not sure why it took me so long – it’s very simple, and just takes a bit of patience. This is adapted from one of my Japanese cookbooks, Japanese Soul Cooking.
I had a mix of leftover sausage – two cooked bangers from a restaurant meal, and one uncooked link of Andouille John had left over from a recipe. Combined them both into a gravy we paired with these biscuits (which turned out a little flat — curious if I overworked the dough, had old baking powder, or what. But not posting until I make them more successfully). Less of a recipe and more an idea to keep in mind the next time I have leftover sausage.
Got sucked into buying ramps at the farmers market with all the hipsters a couple of weeks ago.
This is a great way to use them because it lasts a long time and just a little bit of this butter really packs a ton of flavor. I put this on asparagus tonight and plan to use some for some radish crostini this weekend to bring to a party.
A great component for cocktails. I’m going to explain what I did rather than write out the recipe because it’s sort of confusing.
1. To make rhubarb syrup, I followed this recipe.
2. To make strawberry syrup, I followed this recipe.
I combined the two syrups to make strawberry rhubarb syrup.
To make the shrub, I mixed 1 cup syrup (there was about a cup leftover) and 1 cup cider vinegar and allowed to mellow in the fridge for at least a week.
I’m using the shrub this weekend in Aperol spritzes.