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Create a Japanese Inspired Feast

Create a Japanese Inspired Feast

Creating a Japanese-inspired feast needn’t be complicated. In fact, there’s an inherent simplicity to most Japanese meals, with several dishes all served at once. We’ll get you started with some of our favourite artisanal products from Japan and Australia to produce a delicious, accessible meal. Add some steamed Koshihikari rice, maybe a small bowl of miso soup, a few pickles and smiles are guaranteed all round.

Shiso Teriyaki - combining Japanese mirin, sake, and tamari along with fragrant local shiso and ginger for that extra zing, resulting in a sweet, floral, lighter-style teriyaki.
Spicy Ume & Lime - a seasoning that is sweet, sour, beautifully balanced and spicy, but not too spicy.
Miso Hot Sauce - packed full of umami, blending good quality Japanese Inaka miso, rice vinegar and chillies from Bundaberg in Queensland.

side by side uncooked cut eggplant sprinkled with salt with cooked eggplant to right

Miso Hot Sauce Eggplant

Ingredients
• 2 eggplant (medium-large)
• Olsson’s sea salt flakes
• 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
• Jimoto Foods Miso Hot Sauce
• Yamaki Jozo Shoyu
• Japanese Fish Sauce

Method
1. Cut the eggplant into a large dice, sprinkle liberally with salt and gently toss. Set aside for 15 minutes.
2. Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius. Drain any liquid that is apparent then drizzle the lot with olive oil, and roast for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
3. Once nicely coloured, remove eggplant from oven and toss with Miso Hot Sauce, shoyu and fish sauce to taste.

person in black tshirt pouring sauce on a saucepan with a spoon

Pork Belly with Shiso Teriyaki

Ingredients
• Cook’s Series Free Range Pork Belly
• 150ml Jimoto Foods Shiso Teriyaki
• 150ml chicken stock

Method
1. Open the pork belly and place in a sauté pan. Add Shiso Teriyaki and stock to pan and bathe the pork slice generously. Cook with lid on over a medium heat, for 15 mins basting and turning the pork regularly.
2. Remove the lid and continue to cook for another 5 minutes. By now, the pork will have taken on the colour (and flavours) as well as softened and warmed through. Place the pork on a warmed plate and pour the reduced sauce over the meat so nothing of the tasty goodness is lost.

black plate with cabbage salad topped with black seeds

Cabbage with Spicy Ume & Lime Dressing

Ingredients
• cabbage
• Jimoto Foods Spicy Ume & Lime Dressing
• black sesame seed

Method
Roughly chop a few cabbage leaves and toss in Jimoto Foods Spicy Ume & Lime dressing. Massage dressing into the leaves so it is well coated. No one likes a naked salad. Top with black sesame seeds just before serving.

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