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Karl’s Japanese Bar Style Pickled Cucumbers

Last week, Jan and I went over the hill to Santa Cruz to visit her “new” brother. While we were there, we stopped by a large book store that was going out of business. The cookbook section was fairly picked over, but as I was perusing the fiction section I found a book Izakaya: Japanese Bar food—someone had obviously picked it up and then changed their mind, leaving it “where ever.” Their loss, my gain. This Sunday, I decided to make a Japanese bar style dinner.

Karl’s Japanese Bar Style Pickled Cucumbers

Karl’s Japanese Bar Style Pickled Cucumbers

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Karl’s Quick Spicy Cabbage (Kimchi)

I am making a salmon teriyaki with ponzu sauce and I like to have a variety of pickled side dishes with any Japanese style meal.  One of the dishes I made used the ponzu sauce and another I made with just the yuzu skin (the citrus part of the ponzu sauce). I wanted some contrast between my side dishes, so I decided to make a quick spicy kimchi. Real kimchi  should be fermented for days or even weeks, but I wanted some of the flavor with none of the waiting.

Karl’s Quick Spicy Cabbage (Kimchi)

Karl’s Quick Spicy Cabbage (Kimchi)

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Karl’s Yuzu Japanese Cucumber Pickles

A while ago, I posted some lemon Japanese cucumber pickles that I had adapted from Just one Cookbook. She pickled the cucumbers whole and I found them just a bit lacking in lemon flavor. recently, one of Jan’s friends (Jennifer Anderson) gave her three yuzu. Yuzu’s flavor is describes as a cross between a grapefruit and a mandarin orange.

Karl’s Yuzu Japanese Cucumber Pickles

Karl’s Yuzu Japanese Cucumber Pickles

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Karl’s Celtuce Pickles

I bought some lettuce stem for a Chinese stir-fry that I ended up not making. This is a vegetable that I learned to cook while I was in Chengdu. I have always called and thought about it as lettuce stem, but its proper name is celtuce (or wōsŭn; 莴笋 ; asparagus lettuce).

Karl’s Celtuce Pickles

Karl’s Celtuce Pickles

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Karl’s Carrot and Daikon pickle II Namasu 紅白なます

I love Japanese pickled vegetables and I frequently get the urge to make them. The day before my Sunday dinner I started to make a bunch. Sometimes the side dishes leads you to the main dish, rather than the other way around. Today, pickles, fresh tofu and rice balls led to teriyaki chicken skewers.

Karl’s Carrot and Daikon pickle II Namasu 紅白なます

Karl’s Carrot and Daikon pickle II
Namasu 紅白なます

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Karl’s Salt Pickled Cabbage with Japanese Chilies II, Kyabetsu Shio-zuke Tsukemono

Miriam asked for Surf-and-Turf for her birthday and we are having several friends and relatives over, I decided I needed several starters to keep them at bay while I finished cooking.I though that a selection of small plates would give them something to nosh on while they waited. In addition to the cabbage, I made cucumber pickles and Shishitō.

Karl’s Salt Pickled Cabbage with Japanese Chilies II, Kyabetsu Shio-zuke Tsukemono

Karl’s Salt Pickled Cabbage with Japanese Chilies II
Kyabetsu Shio-zuke Tsukemono

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Dad’s Salt Pickled Cabbage, Kyabetsu Shio-zuke Tsukemono

Japan has many Tsukemono, literally “pickled things.” When my father came back from Japan in the fifties, he introduced my family to Japanese cuisine. One dish that he learned to make was salt pickled cabbage (kyabetsu shio-zuke; キャベツ塩-漬け ).

Dad’s Salt Pickled Cabbage Kyabetsu Shio-zuke Tsukemono

Dad’s Salt Pickled Cabbage
Kyabetsu Shio-zuke Tsukemono

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Karl’s Miso Pickled Cucumbers, Misozuke Tsukemono

I had the urge to make Japanese pickles this week. There are many types of Japanese picklesTsukemono—and I am on a quest to learn them all. This week it was misozuke, miso flavored pickles.

Karl’s Miso Pickled Cucumbers, Misozuke Tsukemono

Karl’s Miso Pickled Cucumbers
Misozuke Tsukemono

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Karl’s Japanese Cucumbers Pickles with Lemon and Ginger

Jan’s childhood friends are coming to town for the Quilt Festival this week end. I am planning to make a Japanese dinner on Friday night, so I decided to make pickles. I went to the Japanese store for supplies and thought why not have Japanese tonight.

Karl’s Japanese Cucumbers Pickles with Lemon and Ginger

Karl’s Japanese Cucumbers Pickles with Lemon and Ginger

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Karl’s Lemon Japanese Cucumber Pickles

Note: Today, I am posting a new pickle recipe. I was planning to refer the discussion I had made in this post, but when I got there the cupboard was bare, I found that I had forgotten to post the recipe. While this recipe produced a satisfactory pickle, the lemon flavor simply did not come through.

Karl’s Lemon Japanese Cucumber Pickles

Karl’s Lemon Japanese Cucumber Pickles

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