Sponsored Link

2011年08月22日

Spring Vegetables Steeped in Dashi (Ohitashi)

http://www.japanesefoodreport.com/photos/ohi-tashi.JPG
(Spring Vegetables Steeped in Dashi (Ohitashi) / Image)

Ohitashi is a method of steeping vegetables in a delicate dashi, which infuses ingredients with umami and lovely flavor but retains the food's natural taste and sensibility. The trick is to first blanch and shock the vegetables (quickly boiling in water, "blanching," then halting the cooking by plunging in ice-water, a.k.a. "shocking"). By partially cooking this way, you transform ingredients from the raw state, but still retain their integrity, and allow them to absorb the dashi.
Ingredients:
(serves four)

* 3 large spears asparagus (about 2.5 ounces)
* 1 large shiitake mushroom (about 2.5 ounces)
* 8 snap peas (about 1.25 ounces), ends trimmed
* 4 cipollini onions (about 2 ounces), skins removed
* 8 fiddlehead ferns (about 1.5 ounces), cleaned
* Salt
* 1 cup dashi
* 1 1/2 tablespoons usukuchi soy sauce
* 1/4 teaspoons salt
* Pinch sugar

Method:

1. Use a peeler to remove skin from the bottom half of each asparagus spear, and cut into bite-size pieces

2. Rinse the shiitake, remove stem, and cut notches at the base where the stem was, so it cooks uniformly. Lightly sprinkle salt on the shiitake's cap, wrap in foil and place on a wire grid or skillet over medium-low heat. Cook until the mushroom is soft and you see liquid bubbling out of the foil, about 10 minutes. Cut the mushroom into eights and set aside.

3. Combine the dashi, soy sauce, salt and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. As soon as the liquid boils, turn off the heat. Transfer to a mixing bowl and cool in an ice bath, or place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes, or until cool.

4. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and blanch and shock the vegetables in batches: about 30 seconds for the peas and asparagus, about 5 minutes for the ferns and onions

5. Add the vegetables and mushroom pieces to the dashi and steep for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour in the refrigerator

6. Serve the vegetables cold, with about 1 tablespoon of the dashi

By JST
タグ:recipe
posted by jsato at 07:00| Comment(0) | Recipe | このブログの読者になる | 更新情報をチェックする
この記事へのコメント
コメントを書く
お名前:

メールアドレス:

ホームページアドレス:

コメント:

認証コード: [必須入力]


※画像の中の文字を半角で入力してください。
※ブログオーナーが承認したコメントのみ表示されます。
×

この広告は1年以上新しい記事の投稿がないブログに表示されております。