Monday, October 03, 2011


Before it gets too cold to talk about beer, thought I'd share this one with you, as well as some dinners...Castello's Lager, an Italian beer.

Easy to drink and similar to American beers. Would I get it again? probably not it was a little to thin for my liking, but it was nice to try.

One thing we had for dinner was goya champuru made with corned beef hash and an egg.

First time making it this way but it was delicious.

Just saute the goya with the corned beef hash and then add in a scrambled egg, add some pepper and serve over rice.

Unfortunately this goya was from the market, the one on our lanai is only 2 inches!

Another thing we had was this carpaccio made with tai (sea bream).

I saw this recipe in the latest issue of "Elle a Table", I didn't follow the measurements just the method.

Take a white flesh fish like tai (sea bream) and slice thinly, place on plate.
*if you can find white fleshed fish that is already sliced for sashimi, then use that, it will save you some time.

Take a pinch (or more) of shiofuki kombu (dried seasoned seaweed) and chop finely with a pinch (or more) of shibazuke (pickles colored with red shiso leaves)
Add some olive oil, mix well (this will make a "sauce")

Sprinkle some chopped green onion and some toasted white sesame seeds.

Eat right away.

NOTES: this was easy, delicious and would be nice to serve at a party. Definitely making this again.

What have you been eating?


Rowena said...

I can tell you that we ate a LOT of salmon lately. Whole salmon were going for 4.90€/kilo at Auchan supermarket, and I got one that was about 3 kilos. Grilled or backed, one half for the dogs and one half for us. I wanted to get more but at that price, they were all sold out!

Kathy YL Chan said...

your carpaccio is so fancy - love it! ^_^

Japan Australia said...

Its good to try some different beers. I can't say I've tried too many Italian beers but the wine is pretty good. We've been eating a lot of mixed food as usual and just had some Jambalaya for lunch.

Japan Australia

K and S said...

amazing price on the salmon, Rowena!

thanks Kathy!

ooh Jambalaya, sounds good J-A!

Take care everyone.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

What gourmet dinners you've been making! I'd love to come dine with you :)

K and S said...

sure Lizzy! bring over some of that luscious desserts you've been making :)

Take care.

K said...

Yum I love carpaccio!

KirkK said...

Hi Kat - That Tai Carpaccio looks good... I make one with yellowtail. It looks better than what I recently had in Chicago! Nice job.

K and S said...

so easy to make K :)

ah I can imagine what kind of carpaccio you had in Chicago Kirk :0

Take care you two.

Deb in Hawaii said...

Looks delicious--especially the carpaccio. ;-)

K and S said...

Thanks Deb!

Take care.