Wednesday, July 02, 2008

furikake

The photo in my book looked so good that I decided to give this recipe a try. This recipe is really easy and doesn't take too many ingredients. Although, if you cannot find aonori, I would sprinkle some parsley.

Making furikake does take some time, but it is worth it because I know what I am putting into it and there are no extra additives or preservatives.

This recipe comes from a book that I have talked about in the past. I adapted the recipe because I didn't have one of the ingredients.

It was great on rice.

Tako, potato and tomato furikake
Adapted from "Furikake 101" by Hideo Makuuchi

200g tako (octopus), boiled
3/4 potato, peeled
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 teaspoons oil
1/2 teaspoon aonori (green laver)

Cut tako into bite sized pieces.
Cut potato into the same size as the tako.
Put tako into a frying pan and on medium heat "cook" the tako until all the water disappears.
Take tako out and put oil and potato into frying pan.
When potato has changed to an opaque color, turn the heat down and add the ketchup and the tako.
Be careful not to burn.
After the potato and tako are well coated, add the aonori and turn off the heat.
Put over hot rice and enjoy!

NOTES: I think this furikake is more of a wet type and would be good in a musubi.

If you missed the previous posts on furikake, you can see them here and here.

12 comments:

2kamuela47 said...

looks ono!

K & S said...

Thanks Laura!

Take care.
Kat

tamakikat said...

Looks good. Sounds easy. Will give it a go. Thanks Kat.

K & S said...

Hope you like it, Tamakikat :)

Take care.
kat

Kathy said...

Oh man your musubi combination with that furikake sounds goood!! Everytime I hear the word "furikake" I always think of the ones we get in jars from Marukai - I always forget that there's so much more to furikake than that alone!

K & S said...

I hope you try this Kathy, you will start making your own musubi :)

Take care.
Kat

rowena said...

I'm off to see if Amazon carries aonori. This looks great!

K & S said...

I hope you can find some aonori, Rowena :)

Take care.
Kat

Lori said...

I would have never thought of this combo of ingredients. Looks good though!

K & S said...

If you try this, Lori, please tell me what you thought of it :)

Take care.
Kat

bourgogne said...

looks so delish. a musubi version sounds so so so goooood too!

K & S said...

Thanks Bourgogne :)

Take care.
Kat