My Japanese Table: A Lifetime of Cooking with Friends and Family

Sample recipes from My Japanese Table: A Lifetime of Cooking with Friends and Family

Spicy Mayonnaise

Easy to make, this recipe for Spicy Mayonnaise is one that should be in every cook's repertoire. You likely already have the ingredients for this recipe on hand all you need to do is combine the ingredients! This recipe is the perfect way to add a kick to your favorite sandwich, too. If you're looking for a break from the typical mayonnaise, then this recipe is for you. This quick dressing is commonly used for dabbing inside sushi rolls, mixing with fresh and canned tuna, and for use as a dipping sauce.

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Fresh Tuna Rice Bowl with Cucumber, Avocado, and Spicy Mayonnaise

Does your weekly meal planning need a bit of a shake-up? With this recipe for Fresh Tuna Rice Bowl with Cucumber, Avocado, and Spicy Mayonnaise, you can add some flavor to a weeknight meal in a unique way. The addition of Spicy Mayonnaise will give this dish some kick.This recipe is a combination of two of my favorite fresh tuna dishes. The first is the tuna tartar set on top of rice under a coating of grated Japanese yam (yamakake) and the second is a striking appetizer of layered fresh tuna and avocado cubes with Spicy Mayonnaise dressing that I discovered with Miho Nakajima, once a teenaged neighbor and now an elegant banker in central Tokyo. Think of this tuna-topped rice as a deconstructed Spicy Tuna Roll. The rice is not seasoned, and the seaweed, instead of wrapped around the rice, is cut into shreds and placed directly on the tuna.

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Shoko's Summer Sesame Chicken Salad

When you think of summertime recipes, a chicken salad that can be served poolside or at the picnic table is probably near the top of your list. If you'd like to shake things up a bit this summer, then you'll want to make this recipe for Shoko's Summer Sesame Chicken Salad. This creative twist on the typical chicken salad recipe is one that your family and friends will love!One summer day in Tokyo, deep in August, we were invited to the home of our Japanese brother, Shingo Oishi, his wife, Shoko, and their sons, Banri and Moro. It was only a ten-minute walk from the train station, but by the time we had arrived we had wilted from the heat. We greedily drank down ice-cold glasses of roasted barley tea, and Shoko had almost completed making a gorgeous cold chicken dish. The sliced, ginger-scented chicken lay on a bed of lightly crushed chunks of cucumbers, surrounded by skinned tomato wedges and topped with a heaping mound of chopped green onions (scallions).

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Sukiyaki Hot Pot

Easy to make, this recipe for Sukiyaki Hot Pot will be your answer to "What's for dinner tonight?" This hot pot can be served in a casual dinner party or for a cozy meal with just the family. Using sliced beef, vegetables, and noodles, this recipe is one you'll want to use again and again.If ever there was an iconic cooked Japanese dish it would be the Sukiyaki Hot Pot. This is what most Japanese natives serve foreigners when they visit their homes because it is meat-based. The preparation is done before guests arrive, and cooking and eating Sukiyaki is a social activity.

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