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How To Make Ochazuke

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Ingredients
Ingredients for Salmon Ikura Chazuke
(serves 1)
50g Salted Salmon Fillet (1.76 oz)
1 tbsp Ikura Shoyu-zuke - salmon roe marinated with soy sauce based seasoning
Toasted Nori Seaweed
1 tbsp Chopped Mitsuba Parsley
Toasted White Sesame Seeds
Wasabi - Japanese Horseradish
Salt
80g Steamed Rice (2.82 oz)
Hojicha - a type of Japanese green tea

Ingredients for Umeboshi Shirasu Takana Chazuke
(serves 1)
½~1 Umeboshi - Pickled Japanese Plum
1 tbsp Shirasu Whitebait
1~2 tbsp Chopped Takana-zuke - pickled takana greens
2 Shiso Leaves
Toasted White Sesame Seeds
80g Steamed Rice (2.82 oz)
Hojicha - a type of Japanese green tea

- Topping Suggestions -
Toasted Tarako - salted Alaska pollock roe
Salted Kombu Seaweed
Ika Shiokara - salted semi-fermented squid
Tsukemono - Japanese pickles
Arare - bite-sized Japanese rice crackers
Directions

MAKING
1) Take the salmon fillet in a bowl and sprinkle the sake.
2) Before cooking remove the sake with a paper towel.
3) Place the fillet on a heated pan and sauté at medium heat.
4) Sauté until brown and flip it over.
5) Reduce the heat and sauté the other side. When both the sides are browned remove the fillet.
6) When cool remove the skin and the bones. Roughly crumble the fillet.
7) Toast the sesame seeds in a pan and put it in a mortar. Grind the sesame seeds.
8) Chop the parsley and greens finely. Chop the plum as well.
9) Make the green tea in hot boiling water.
10) Place the steamed rice in a bowl and sprinkle the nori.
11) Place the salmon on top of the rice.

SERVING
12) For garnishing, add the plum, parsley and wasabi. Pour the green tea and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Japanese
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Stir Fried
Ingredient: 
Salmon
Ochazuke is a Japanese dish made with a few simple ingredients. It is a great way of using leftover rice into a new meal or snack. It is a simple yet an extremely tasty dish.

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