Last night for dinner I made a kaisen chirashizushi. This is a type of sushi that is topped with seafood.
In recent years I've seen this version especially for hinamatsuri (Girl's Day).
After cooking some rice, I mixed in some denpu (a type of "meat floss" made from fish that is sweetened), if I am not mistaken, Japan uses tara (cod). I also mixed in some sesame seeds and snow peas.
On the bottom of my plate I sprinkled some shiso (perilla) that I cut up thinly.
I added the rice mixture.
Topped it with more shiso and snow peas.
I sprinkled on a little thinly slice omelette.
And then I put on some sashimi (katsuo (bonito), salmon & amaebi (sweet shrimp).
Drizzled some denpu here and there.
And also drizzled some ikura that was soaked in shoyu.
I drizzled a little shoyu over everything before eating.
Super easy dinner, well, once I got everything together.
I had this with Hoegaarden's rosée.
Oh and can I talk a little about this plate that I served it on?
I think my mom gave me this from her stash when we moved from Hawaii (pre-blog)...
It has ume (apricot) flowers on it, but it isn't microwave friendly (there is a metal rim as well as some metal on the plate), so I don't use to very often.
Anyway, I hope you had a nice Girl's Day, if you celebrated.
Have a nice weekend.