Raw fish, steamed fish, deep-fried fish - you name it and Japan has it! Japanese cuisine has elevated seafood in every way possible. With a focus on fresh fish and raw food, Japan's population is one of the longest-lived in the world.Hazelnut Panna Cotta by Andrew Kojima
1. Hazelnut Panna Cotta with Pear & Chocolate
This traditional panna cotta is flavored with delicious toasted hazelnuts, topped with an amazing crunchy chocolate crumble topping, and served alongside a cider poached pear. A wonderful collection of flavors, which compliment each other perfectly, but presented in a simple and modern way. Join Andrew Kojima in this Grokker Premium Video, as he introduces you to some of his favorite flavor combinations.
2. Nigiri Sushi Two Ways
Nigiri are traditional sushi, which use a rectangle of rice, topped with delicious raw fish. Reiko Hashimoto's classic nigiri are topped with salmon, and kombu cured sea bass, making them absolutely wonderful. Watch Chef Instructor Reiko Hashimoto in this Grokker Premium video share some of her Japanese cooking secrets.
3. Vegetable Tempura
Quick and simple vegetable appetizer that you can serve up at your next party.
4. Tuna Tataki Donburi
This fresh and delicious tuna tataki is served over classically prepared rice to create Japanese Donburi. Ready in just 20 minutes, this makes a perfect dish to impress your friends on a warm summer's evening. Watch Chef Instructor Reiko Hashimoto in this Grokker Premium video share some of her Japanese cooking secrets.
5. Tofu Steak with Mushroom Topping
These delicious and healthytofu steaks are quick and easy to make, and are absolutely perfect for any vegan or vegetarian, but the meat eaters will love them as well. Watch Reiko Hashimoto in this Grokker Premium video share some of her Japanese cooking secrets with you.
6. Soba Noodles with Avocado Cream Sauce
The Avocado is chock full of good fats and valuable vitamins. Plus, it's an amazing substitution for copious amounts of cheese and milk in creamy sauces. This 100% vegan, gluten free pasta in cream sauce is decadent enough to make everyone at your dinner table happy (even us pesky meat-eaters).
7. Wakame Seaweed Salad with Prawn and Cucumber
The secret to this delicious wakame salad is the delicate dressing made from soya sauce, mirin and rice vinegar. Follow Japanese Culinary Instructor Reiko Hashimoto in this Grokker Premium video as she shows you how to make this super easy and fresh seaweed salad. It's the perfect accompaniment to meat or fish, and can be served as a meal in its own right for a quick tasty lunch.
8. Seared Tuna with Ponzu Sauce
Seared on the outside and beautifully raw in the middle this delightful tuna dish is perfect for sharing. Light fragrant and tangy the magic is in the ponzu dressing. Originally made with the Japanese yuzu fruit, ponzu can be adapted by using more readily available lemons and limes. Watch Japanese Culinary Instructor, Reiko Hashimoto prepare and plate this moorish and elegant appetizer two separate ways in this Grokker Premium video. Also, don't forget to check out the rest of her Japanese Gourmet Cooking collection.
9. Miso Black Cod
Now you can make this showpiece dish at home. Miso marinated black cod is served in many upmarket Japanese restaurants. Follow Culinary Instructor Reiko Hashimoto's simple steps to prepare the classic marinade and cook your fish flawlessly in this Grokker Premium video. The sweet and rich flavors of the miso paste are the perfect complement to this beautifully light and elegant fish. Grilled in minutes, then plated with Japanese pickles, this dish is bound to impress.
10. Kabocha no Nimono (Japanese Simmered Pumpkin)
People think Japanese food is healthy. Is that because of deep fried Tempura or Tonkatsu? Probably not. That’s because we eat a lot of simmered or boiled vegetables. Vegetable dishes boiled or simmered in seasoned broth are called Nimono. This is true home cooking and hard to get at Japanese restaurants in the US.