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Karl’s Salt Cabbage with Red Shishito Pepper (Kyabetsu Shiozuke Tsukemono)

I am making several vegetable dishes for my Japanese feast this Sunday, pickled cabbage is an easy choice for me. 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 ). A fond memory of my childhood was this salty crunchy pickle, that he only made occasionally for special occasions.

Karl’s Salt Cabbage with Red Shishito Pepper (Kyabetsu Shio-zuke Tsukemono)

Karl’s Salt Cabbage with Red Shishito Pepper
Kyabetsu Shio-zuke Tsukemono

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Karl’s Takikomi Gohan

I am making a Japanese feast this Sunday and—with my family’s dietary concerns—I need to make the starch dish separately. In most Japanese rice dishes the rice is cooked and then things are added to the plain rice. Takikomi gohan  is “similar to Japanese maze gohan (mixed rice), but where maze gohan involves mixing cooked ingredients and seasonings into precooked rice, to prepare takikomi gohan, ingredients and seasonings are combined with uncooked rice and [then] cooked together.”

Karl’s Takikomi Gohan

Karl’s Takikomi Gohan

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Karl’s Pan-roasted Shishitō Peppers with Lemon

Shishitō peppers are the hot new pepper in California—which is surprising since most of them are very mild. Miriam and Chris requested them for her birthday dinner this Saturday. Jan and I wanted to know what all the fuss was about, so I cooked some up this week.

Karl’s Pan-roasted Shishito Peppers with Lemon

Karl’s Pan-roasted Shishito Peppers with Lemon

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