Dinner at home

Finally, a whole weekend to myself! So I decide to make dinner for myself, and a friend who has been plant sitting for me for the past month, my way of saying “thank you”.20140525-210921-76161582.jpg

So to start with, I made some Japanese curry. Premixed pack of course haha. If anyone actually has a “made from scratch” Japanese curry spice list and recipe, I’m all ears.

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Sauté potatoes, carrots and chicken, then cover it with water and boil it up. After which, break the curry cubes into the pot, and keep simmering. I ended up simmering it for almost an hour, to thicken it. Japanese curry reheats really well, so I made a huge pot.

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Once it’s ready, serve it up with some Japanese rice (short grain)!

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I made a little “too much rice”, so I decided that onigiri would be a good idea. It’s “too much” just cause it looked ridiculous on a plate, and I didn’t want leftovers, and I’m sure if I prepared it differently, it would be eaten up. So here’s an onigiri premix. It has seaweed, what looks like fish flakes and umeboshi flakes. And the colours are pretty!

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So I mixed it into the rice, and made little rice balls with them. I ran out of time, but usually I would have stuffed it with tuna mayo, then formed balls (triangles?).

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Next up, something simple. Edamame! Boil some frozen edamame. I would boil some water in a pot, when it’s bubbling, put the frozen edamame into the pot, sprinkle some salt, then continue boiling for another 5min. I prefer my edamame al dente. I would then sprinkle sea salt, a drizzle of truffle oil and a sprinkle of chilli powder.

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Finally, my personal specialty, tamagoyaki. Sweet egg omelette roll. I used 3 eggs, 1 heaped tablespoon of sugar and a dash of dark soy sauce. A rectangular pan helped.

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Not exactly one of my best works, since it’s not rolled up as tight as I hoped, but it still tasted pretty good.

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What’s a good dinner without beer? Cracked open a limited release Red Duck beer that I bought previously from the Oak Barrel. It has a good flavour, refreshing, not bitter, hoppy, just the way I like it!

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Finished the meal off with some awesome ice cream bars. I love Connoisseur ice cream over magnum, and salted caramel? Why would I ever say no to that?

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As for the rest of my curry, just packed it up for work tomorrow.

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Enjoy!!

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