Friday, November 19, 2010


We've been eating a lot of things baked in foil.

In Japanese they call it hoil-yaki.

I usually put salmon, veggies (mushroom, carrot & sweet potato), some grated daikon, some sudachi (a type of lime) and shoyu.

My oven actually has a "foil-yaki" button, but it usually broils for about 20 minutes.

Another version I've done was all sorts of mushrooms, pasta sauce and good. (I think anything with melty cheese would be delicious, actually)

Satoshi loves this because his favorite foods come out piping hot, I love it because there isn't much to wash afterwards.

Is there anything you are enjoying now? It is Friday here, have a nice weekend.


Jude said...

I'm so for anything that minimizes washing up (and effort!) This looks soo good, I used to broil fajita fillings this way :) I especially like the sound of the cheesy one. And I love there's a dedicated word (and button on your machine) for this approach! Awesome :)

Rowena said...

Wow, I had no idea that you were 8 hours ahead of us. With what I usually cook (pasta, risotto, soups, etc), foil never enters the picture which makes it an item that I buy maybe...twice a year? Baking parchment and plastic wrap I gotta get every 2-3 months.

Jude said...

P.S. Just popping in to say I think my sis & mum are Champion fans! :) I must have a deep childhood attachment to Leonards, but I love malasadas in whatever form (there's another place in Kailua where it's a little different, more eggy and denser, but still nice...trying to remember the name...)

K and S said...

Jude, another button that my oven has is "pizza", another favorite of mine :) ooh, if you remember what the place in Kailua is, please let me know, would love to check it out.

Rowena, I actually don't buy plastic wrap too often. I usually put things into plastic containers or use the plastic covers to cover ceramic dishes to put things into the refridge. I also use parchment more than foil, though I guess at this time of the year my foil usage does go up :)

Take care you two.

Kathy YL Chan said...

Mmm sounds perfect for cold weather! And yes, the easy clean-up part has to be the part I like most! ;)

Jude said...

P.S. Just popping back in to say thank you, yes, it was Agnes!! I loved the different way their Malasadas tasted (they even spell it different) and my S.O. totally loved their bread pudding!

jalna said...

Hey, neat idea!

Deb in Hawaii said...

I love that you have a button on your oven that is set for that. I need to cook more in foil, I used to do fish and such but have not done it lately.

K and S said...

definitely perfect for cold weather Kathy :)

glad it was Agnes' Jude :) I'll have to try it next time I go home.

Thanks Jalna :)

Hope you re-connect with foil Debinhawaii :)

Take care everyone.

the runaway romantique said...

Oh wow, this looks so delicious! What a great idea, I hope it's not too hard to do :)

Just wanted to drop by and say hi and that you have a lovely blog! Maybe we could follow each other!

- the runaway

K and S said...

Thanks for popping in RR! I hope you follow my blog too :) I look forward to reading your adventure.

Take care.

Su-Lin said...

I love the name; I may have giggled a bit when I first read it!

Do you close up the foil bag or leave it open while it cooks?

K and S said...

Thanks Su-Lin :) I just bring up the corners together, so there are some "holes". Hope you like this method if you try it.

Take care.

Marie said...

There was a brief period of time when I would make foil packets with fish and then I just completely stopped. Thank you for the reminder, I've been looking for ways to do muss-free dinners at home that don't involve the microwave. :P

K and S said...

I'm glad you can re-connect with foil cooking, Marie :)

Take care.

manju said...

Too cool, "Foil-yaki" AND "Pizza" buttons on your oven!

K and S said...

thanks Manju, downside is that the oven is the size of an easy bake!

Take care.