SHIBA-ZUKE PICKLES ~ japanese food & recipes


Japanese food such as sushi, sashimi, yakitori, tempura etc are the 'hip' meals now adays.. It has lots of varieties, and fun to make. Practical and easy to pack for lunch or outing or even party. I know that sometimes it's not easy to put it together into the right shape and taste, but don't worry.. you can get some help to create your personilize dishes.
Well.. these are some recipes that I've been trying for my family meals and specially for my daughter's lunch pack and also for bbq gathering.
So, I hope it's worth trying it and starting to love this easy, healthy and fun meals.......

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Yields : 1 cup
Preparation time : 15 minutes

1 Japanese cucumber (about 90 g)
1 small eggplant (about 90 g)
2 tsp salt
1 mioga or torch ginger bud
1/2 tsp Japanese soy sauce

1. Rub 1/2 teaspoon of the salt onto the cucumber skin. Rinse and pat dry.
2. Halve the cucumber lengthwise and cut into wedges. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp salt, mix and set aside.
3. Halve the eggplant lengthwise and cut into wedges. Sprinkle with `1/2 tsp salt, mix and set aside. 4. Thinly slice the mioga bud diagonally, mix with 1/2 tsp salt and set aside.
5. Place the salted vegetables and soy sauce in a bowl, mix well and cover with a lid and a weight to press. Set aside for half a day. The pickles can be kept refrigerated for 3 days.

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