Saturday, May 19, 2018

momotaro tomato suzuke

 I got this idea from watching "Kodoku no Gurume", a soap opera (Japanese call these dramas) which a lonely businessman eats at different eateries while out on business.

I recently came across these tomatoes called Momotaro.

This variety has a "pink" flesh which apparently resembles peaches...thus the name Momotaro (Peach Boy).

I'd never bought them in Osaka because they were mostly found in the department stores and expensive, but these were grown in Aichi Prefecture and rather inexpensive, 5 were 276 yen so I decided to give them a try.

Using a paring knife, take out the area around the stem.

Make an "x" at the bottom.

In boiling water, place the tomato in for 30 seconds.

Then place the tomato into an ice bath for 30 seconds.

Peel the tomato skin.

Put the peeled tomato into this pickling liquid
3 tablespoons vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons shoyu
2 tablespoons dashi(stock)

Scoop some of the pickling liquid into the area where the stem was.

Refrigerate for a couple of hours and enjoy!

NOTES: The pickling liquid is actually the amount for 1 large tomato but I used it for all of them, pickling them over 3 days.

These tomatoes were sweet and went nicely with this pickling liquid.

Super refreshing, especially on these hot days.

I am gonna be making this more often this summer.


Anonymous said...

would regular slicing tomatoes work? sounds good!

KirkK said...

Beautiful looking tomatoes Kat!

K and S said...

V, I don't see why not, just take the skins off before soaking.

They were delicious too Kirk :)

Take care you two.

Rowena said...

gotta try this when I eventually (hopefully) get a tomato harvest - great idea!

K and S said...

hope you like it Rowena:)

Take care!