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​​[Recipe by Ms.Sassa] Japanese traditional savory and sweet kabocha

Japanese traditional savory and sweet kabocha Ingredients: (serves 2~3)1/4 kabocha1 Tbsp sake1 Tbsp mirin2 tsp sugar2 tsp soy saucewaterDirection:1. Spoon out the seeds and wet stringy part attached to the seeds with spoon2. Cut kabocha in 1 inch cubes or rectangles. (you can also shave the corner of skin side to prevent [...]

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​​​[Recipe by Ms.Sassa] Stuffed kabocha Jack-o’-lantern

Stuffed kabocha Jack-o’-lanternIngredients:(serves 8) 1 pumpkin! 1/2 pounds of ground beef (can be substituted with chicken, pork, turkey, etc)1/4 sweet onion (mild onion like spanish, sweet, red or white) finely minced1/4 cup panko bread crumbs (soak this with 3 Tbsp of milk for 5 min)1 Tbsp Worcester sauce1 1/2 tsp salt! black pepper1 large eggDireciton:  [...]

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​​[Recipe by Ms.Sassa] Old Bay seasoned garlic edamame

Old Bay seasoned garlic edamameIngredients: (2~4)fresh edamame………..1lblime………………………1old bay seasoning………1tbgarlic……………………..2 clovesolive oil…………………..2 table spoonsalt!Direction:1. rinse fresh edamame well.2. put rinsed edamame in a bowl and massage them with 1 table spoon of salt well.3. bring a big pot of water to boil and boil edamame for 3 minutes4. drain and put it aside5. put olive oil [...]

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​[Recipe by Ms.Sassa] Japanese summer vegetable ratatouille

Japanese summer vegetable ratatouilleIngredients: (serves 4)20 mini tomato (4 whole tomato)5 suzuki farm green peppers (can be substituted with 2 regular green peppers)10~15 shishito1 zucchini1 red onion5 manganji pepper (can be substituted with 3 Italian pepper)3~5 stalks of scallion1~2 cloves of garlic5 fillets of anchovy1/2 cup of canned crushed tomato1/3 cup of sake! 1/4 cup [...]

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[Recipe by Ms.Sassa] ​Crushed cucumber summer pickles

Crushed cucumber summer picklesIngredients:2 fresh Japanese cucumber1/2 tea spoon of salt1/4 cup of sushi seasoning vinegar3 slices of ginger julienned (optional)Japanese hichimi (seven spice) pepper (optional)Direction:1. Wash cucumber well and cut off both ends.2. Using wooden bar or rolling pin, gently hit the cucumber until it cracks. 3. Separate the cracked cucumber into a [...]

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[Recipe by Ms.Sassa] ​​Anti-aging bitter melon summer salad

Anti-aging bitter melon summer saladIngredients: (serves 2)1 bitter melon10 mini tomatoes10 shiso leaves1 table spoon of extra virgin olive oilsalt & pepper1/2 lemonDirection:1. Cut bitter melon into half lengthly to expose seeds.2. With spoon, scoop out seeds along with white spongy part3. Slice thinly and put them into a bowl4. Add half tea spoon of [...]

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[Recipe by Ms.Sassa] ​Cold soba and daikon salad with tahini ponzu dressing

Cold soba and daikon salad with tahini ponzu dressing Ingredients: (serves 2) dried soba noodle………….100 g (3.5oz) shredded daikon……………1/2 cup shredded cucumber………..1/2 cup scallion……………………….2~3 stalks lime……………………………1/2 dressing: tahini paste…………………1 table spoon ponzu………………………..3 table spoon water…………………………2 table spoon wasabi paste………………..1 tea spoon (optional) Direction: 1. Cook soba noodle in big pot of water and follow the cooking time on its package. Usually about 5~6 minutes. 2. Drain the noodle and wash [...]

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​[Recipe by Ms.Sassa] Super quick nappa cabbage soup with scallion and bacon

Super quick nappa cabbage soup with scallion and bacon Ingredients: (serves 2~3) Nappa cabbage……………..3~4 leaves Scallion……………………….1 bunch bacon………………………….2 slices Chicken stock…………………3 cups Ginger…………………………3 thinly sliced pieces salt and pepper Direction: 1. Cut nappa cabbage into 1/2 inch wide strips.(julienne for quicker cooking time) 2. Finely chop scallion. 3. Finely julienne ginger slices 4. Slice bacon into 1/2 inch wide pieces. 5. Sauté bacon in a non-stick pan until [...]

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[Recipe by Ms.Sassa] ​Simmered Stuffed Kabu Turnips with Chicken

Simmered Stuffed Kabu Turnips with ChickenIngredients (Serves 2~3)6 Suzuki Farm kabu turnip  2 cups dashi (2/3 tsp of dashi granulate dissolved in 2 cups of water can be used as a substitute) For Chicken stuffing: 3 oz minced chicken1 tsp grated ginger1 tbsp katakuriko potato starch 1 tsp soy sauce 1/3 tsp salt 1 tbsp sake 1/2 tbsp mirin Directions1. Peel turnips. Slice off [...]

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