Last night, we hosted a Japanese dinner which was so much fun! I used some of my Mom's recipes and according to our guests, the food tasted great! YEA! In total, I made 10 dishes, including a Japanese non-bake cheesecake topped with Jeannie Sakovich's lilikoi jam and fresh Panama mangoes. I forgot to take a picture of that but it was tasty as everyone ate every bite!
The roasted eggplants were topped with freshly grated ginger, bonito flakes and a bit of soy. The green beans had a toasted sesame dressing.
The spinach salad mixed with garlic prawns, celery and mushrooms was the only dish with a bit of oil. The dressing had olive oil, Thai fish sauce, garlic, lemon juice, yuzu sauce, honey and rice vinegar.
My Mom makes a fantastic broth for fish and this was probably the best dish of the night. Russ bought sea bass which was flaky and large.
My new dish was a baked chicken roll stuffed with asparagus, shrimp and egg topped with a soy/mirin glaze.