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Cabbage + tsuyu wasabi

cabbage + egg

We had this alongside the cucumbers in my last post.

Steps:

  1. Shred cabbage (finely sliced)
  2. Dump in a big pan
  3. Stir fry for a while
  4. Break two eggs and pour over the cabbage, allowing them to sink in and sizzle
  5. Cook to desired level of egg firmness (or runniness) and brownness
  6. Put cabbage mass on a plate
  7. Mix tsuyu with a bit of wasabi and pour over cabbage

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Cucumbers

cucumbers

Yusuke frequently makes this fast, fresh, tasty dish—especially in summer.

This iteration uses farm-fresh local organic cukes, which is a rare treat for us. Very crunchy.

The preparation steps proceed thusly:

  1. Wash cucumbers and slice off the ends
  2. Bash the cucumbers with a blunt instrument, e.g., the handle of a large knife (carefully!), so as to “bruise” them
  3. Slice open the cucumbers lengthwise, then cut them into smaller pieces (2-3 inches long)
  4. Put them into a large mixing bowl
  5. Pour in the following and mix well to coat the cukes:
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • pinch of sugar

That’s it. You can also add a sprinkle of shichimi togarashi (Japanese chili powder mix) when served.

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