Sensational Sushi and Sashimi. From a Disney restaurant in Florida, believe it or not. I'll be writing a feature on the fantastic food that can be found within the Disney properties and parks. It certainly isn't just burgers and hot dogs, but there are those as well.
It's easy to assume when talking about Japanese food that it is all about sushi ans sashimi, yes? Well, yes those are very much a part of the culture and cuisine, but there is so much more. Tempura, , dumplings, soups, pancakes, cheesecakes.
Are some of the many more specialities of the mystical far eastern country.
I know I am and my son and wife are facinated by Japan, the culture, the food, the weather, the nature, the technology. Everything about it really. It is a definite
on our bucket list. I mean they have snow monkeys, which means they have snow, which must mean there is epic skiing as well. It's a no brainer for us.....get my passport! Oh yeah, no travel until forever! One day, one day we will visit.
So for the time being I'll do my best to transport you to Japan with 3 recipes that give you a little glimpse of what they have to offer with their fantastic cuisine.
Chicken Katsu Curry
500g chicken breast
2 tsp Curry powder
½ tsp Chinese 5 spice
50ml Soy sauce
Tender stem broccoli
1 red onion
For the curry sauce –
Finely chop the onion (not red), garlic and some sushi ginger.
Sweat until translucent.
Add the curry powder, Chinese 5
spice and soy sauce.
Add 500ml water, and bring to boil and simmer for 5 mins then thicken with cornflour and season to taste.
Either serve as is or blitz smooth.
Cut the chicken into slices.
the pane station. Seasoned flour in 1 bowl, Panko breadcrumbs in another, whisked egg with a touch of milk in the last one.
Coat the sliced chicken in flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs.
Cook Jasmine rice as per instructions. (Usually
rinse first, and boil or steam for around 15 minutes. Ratio for rice to water is 1 cup rice to 1 ½ cups water)
Either shallow or deep fry the chicken until golden and core temperature is at least 75c.
Steam the tender stem broccoli.
Finely slice the red onion. Pick some coriander leaves. Toast some sesame seeds.
In a plate or bowl place some cooked rice, steamed broccoli, some of the chicken sliced, spoon over some sauce. Garnish with finely sliced red onion, coriander
and sesame seeds.