Fillet of Sole a la Japonaise / ソールのフィレ 和風

Duxelles with Sake
Bay Leaves, Butter and Shiitake

how to use Japanese sake Sho Chiku Bai

Sho Chiku Bai Sake

In this Asian, specifically Japanese, makeover of a French classic, Duxelles get an Asian accent with Sake. Western (Butter), Middle Eastern (Bay) and Far Eastern (Shiitake) elements also combine. Continue reading

Grilled Shiitake Mushrooms

A Barbecue Version
Asian Fusion Style

Shiitake Mushrooms cooked Japanese style for Bento

Shiitake Mushrooms

In this Fusion version, you can prepare fresh Shiitake Mushrooms for the barbecue.  It’s quick and the flavor is good.  This quantity might feed four persons, depending on what else is being grilled. The Olive Oil helps to make this preparation a bit Fusion, as that Fat has until very recently not been used by Asian cooks, at least in making Asian dishes Continue reading

Bento Mushrooms

For Outings or the Theater
Japanese Box Lunch Ingredient

Bento Mushrooms - Shiitake mushrooms prepared for bento

Bento Mushrooms

Japanese Bento meals began as a convenient way to serve meals eaten on the run in the field or elsewhere.  They were intended to be eaten any time between breakfast and dinner.  Later, they became popular as a snack or Continue reading