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
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
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
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
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
I had the urge to make Japanese pickles this week. There are many types of Japanese pickles—Tsukemono—and I am on a quest to learn them all. This week it was misozuke, miso flavored pickles.
Karl’s Miso Pickled Cucumbers
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
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
Tsukemono means “pickled things.” The Japanese make many different pickles in many different ways, from a quick pickled cucumber that in ready to eat in one hour to Takwan— whole pickled daikon radishes that take months to ferment. Most Japanese meals include some form of pickle.
(Napa Cabbage Pickle)