For the final course of tonight’s extravaganza, I present a subtle yet satisfying leek fritter with sauce….
And here’s the recipe for the other 1/4 of the aubergine! I particularly liked this one, very tasty.
Next up, one half of that Half an Aubergine That’s Been Blocking Up the Fridge For a While.
A spicy side-dish, with a Mediterranean slant….
I remember an episode from the British sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf, where a female character purringly offers a male character one of the greatest post-coital back-handed compliments I’ve ever heard….
“…you make love….like a Japanese meal.
But so many courses….”.
In this spirit, tonight’s blog consists of various Japanese-influenced yet unavoidably Anglicised dishes, given that even laying hands on some miso paste required a Viking-style ransack of half of Tangleton town centre. Japanese egg-plants, mirin, kombu, shaoxing wine, thai basil, woodear mushrooms and other such delicacies – no chance.
However, I kid myself that I rose to the occasion with what I could scrounge, hope you enjoy these as much as I have.
(Please note that I was indeed cooking small portions of each dish, so scale up if you’re looking to make any particular one into a full meal).
First up, the soup course. Original from here…..