seafood

  • Sushi

    ‘Gunkan’ Maki Sushi

    You may not know its name, but you have seen it. It’s a type of Sushi called ‘Gunkan Maki’. Small oblong shaped sushi rice balls are wrapped with Nori, and covered with various toppings. It is a big fun to make them at home. By the way, ‘Gunkan’ means ‘Battleship’. The Sushi rice wrapped with …

  • Ramen Spaghetti & Pasta

    ‘Champon’ Spaghetti Soup

    ‘Champon’ is a Japanese word that means ‘a mixture of various items’, but most commonly it means a dish of Chinese Style Noodles served in hot soup with stir-fried Pork, Seafood and a variety of Vegetables. I believe the most famous one is ‘Nagasaki Champon’, that originated in Nagasaki. You can cook this delicious dish …

  • Curry Fish Other Seafood Prawn & Shrimp Squid & Octopus

    Seafood Curry

    Curry is super easy if you use Japanese Curry Roux (Sauce Mix). In Melbourne where I live, we can find S&B Golden Curry Sauce Mix, from Mild to Super Hot, at any supermarket stores and Asian grocery stores. Using those Curry Sauce Mix, this amazingly delicious ‘Seafood Curry’ is super easy to make. Makes 4 …

  • Baked & Fried Rice Fish Prawn & Shrimp Squid & Octopus

    Seafood Baked Rice

    Rice dishes such as this one, similar to ‘Paella’, are easy to cook in the oven because you can forget about it. For this ‘Seafood Baked Rice’, I always use Marinara (Seafood) Mix. I could have arranged the seafood pieces more artistic way. You can use better quality seafood and make it look beautiful! Makes …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Tempura

    Seafood Tempura Don

    ‘Seafood Mix’ is often called ‘Marinara Mix’ in Australia, and some people believe ‘Marinara’ means ‘Seafood’. That’s not true. Marinara is actually a tomato sauce and it doesn’t mean ‘Seafood’. There is a very popular dish called ‘Spaghetti Marinara’ in Australia, and it is a dish of Spaghetti and Seafood mixed with tomato-based sauce. That’s …

  • Other Seafood Takikomigohan

    Oysters Takikomigohan

    In Japan, shucked Oysters are sold in plastic containers in the same way as meat. They are often quite large and not particularly expensive. Here in Melbourne, Oysters are fancy food. Shucked Oysters are always sold on the half-shell and they are often rather small and quite expensive. This is very disappointing because I like …

  • Squid & Octopus Vegetables

    Marinated Squid Salad

    I love Squid, especially ‘Squid Sashimi’ which I have never had in Australia. Fresh squids are not available where I live. Frozen or thawed squid tubes are available from any supermarkets. But the whole squids are less than half the price and they don’t smell like chlorine like the processed squid tubes do. If you …

  • Fish Other Seafood

    Squid & Edamame Patties

    In Japan, I used to enjoy many traditional food made from fish such as ‘Chikuwa’, ‘Kamaboko’, ‘Fish Sausages’, etc. One of my favourite is deep-fried fish patties with squid pieces in them. The only way for me to eat them now is making them by myself. One day I reluctantly tried and discovered it is …

  • Fish

    Tuna & Cream Cheese Dip

    I have been making this dip for many decades. It is so easy to make and everyone loves this dip. You must use Japanese mayonnaise to achieve the right flavour for this recipe. Ingredients 250g Cream Cheese1/3 to 1/2 cup Japanese Mayonnaise1 can (*95g) Tuna *Springwater OR Brine type1/4 to 1/2 Fresh Onion  *finely choppedFreshly …

  • Sushi

    Nigiri-zushi

    If you can buy fresh Sashimi slices, it would be a big fun to make Nigiri-zushi at home. For toppings, Egg Omelette, Eel Kabayaki and Boiled Prawns are quite popular as well as fresh Sashimi. Ingredients Sushi RiceYour Favourite Toppings Topping Suggestions Fresh Sashimi slicesCooked PrawnsEel KabayakiOmelet slicedWasabiIkura (Salmon Roe), Tobiko (Flying Fish Roe)Nori Method …

  • Fish Sushi

    Smoked Salmon Chirashi-zushi

    Enjoy Sushi Rice with the topping of Smoked Salmon, Avocado and Egg. This dish is so simple and easy to prepare, yet very delicious and beautiful. Sushi can be your busy day’s dinner. Add some more salad vegetables to make it more refreshing. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Sushi Rice *cooked from 3x180ml cups uncooked Rice1 …

  • Squid & Octopus

    Grilled Squid

    This is perfect for BBQ. Easy to prepare, easy to cook, and delicious! Great with cold beer. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Squid Tubes 3 to 4Spring OnionShichimi (Japanese Chilli Spice Mix) Marinade Ingredients Garlic 1 clove *gratedGinger 1 small piece *gratedSake 1 tablespoonMirin 2 tablespoonsSoy Sauce 3 tablespoons Method Combine Marinade Ingredients and marinate the …

  • Spaghetti & Pasta

    Seafood Spaghetti Garlic Soy Sauce

    Seafood with Garlic & Soy Sauce goes so well with pasta. This ‘Seafood Spaghetti Garlic Soy Sauce’ is very popular in Japan and it is so easy and quick to prepare. A perfect dinner for busy families. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 servings Spaghetti500g Seafood Mix (Marinara Mix)2 to 3 tablespoons Olive Oil2 cloves Garlic …

  • Other Seafood

    Butter Soy Scallops & Spinach

    Super quick and easy and delicious and nutritious! Great with freshly cooked rice or pasta. Using the ready-to-serve Baby Spinach, this dish can be prepared so quickly. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 300g Scallops1 bunch Spinach *OR plenty of ready-to-serve Baby Spinach20 to 30g Butter1 clove Garlic *finely chopped1 to 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce Method Wash …

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