Recently we had dinner at Pietro, it had been some time since we had been there.
When we lived in Hawaii, we'd always go to Pietro. I asked Satoshi if he'd ever been to Pietro when it was located next to McKinley Car Wash or the one on Kapahulu, guess it was before he lived in Hawaii for him to remember.
Among some other dishes, we ordered the seasonal salad (pictured above). This came with warm veggies and cool lettuce and a very delicious ginger dressing.
I thought the dressing tasted like the sauce I use for pork ginger, so I tried it on some veggies for our dinner the other night.
It came out pretty good, though I think the Pietro version was a little sweeter.
If you'd like to try it for yourself please do...
nub of ginger (about an inch or so), grated
1.5 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons sake (rice wine)
2 tablespoons shoyu (soy sauce)
Put some oil into a heated frying pan and make sure to coat your veggies well with the oil, giving the veggies a nice sear.
After the veggies have a nice sear and are nearly cooked, add a couple of tablespoons of the sauce, let caramelize.
For the two of us, I used 1 eggplant, 1 eringi, 1/2 a carrot & 1/2 a red bell pepper.
We liked this and I'll definitely be making this again for our veggies during the cold months. The ginger in the dressing will also help us warm up.
p.s. the next night when I made this again, I sprinkled some green onions on top of the veggies, delicious!