Tag Archives: Rare & Unusual Foods

Do you like tongue, sir? Fnar fnar…

Few things can beat a good English-style cured ox tongue.  This time I cooked it in a pressure cooker, so it was done in 50 minutes instead of 3 hours.  If anything this was tastier; no loss of fat or delicious juices.  This tongue lasted approximately 1 day after it was done before it was all eaten up: nothing leftover for a curry.

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Playing Swedes

It’s gravlax time of course!  This batch was highly praised by the memsahib, and the regulars at my local izakaya.  Raw salmon was bought at Costco.

Faggot time!

Highly economical, highly delicious English-recipe faggots.

I used a mixture of pork belly, liver and heart (no lungs were on sale at my local supermarket).  They still came out very delicious.

Helping keep hovercraft clean everywhere

Sign of spring!

For the Grinder…

Mazzafegati!  According to the R&P recipe (fresh, non-fermented, with pine nuts, wine and lots of orange rind)!

She Rises! (and a few other octopus-related photos)

The tako-ojisan makes an appearance (I’m wearing a mask because of a cough and I am preparing food for all the family, not because I am some germ-obsessed lunatic).  Here the octopus have been de-slimed (using Captain Yutaka’s secret method) and are ready for eating/cooking…

Somewhat inevitably, the takoyaki machine was wheeled out.

Dessert was takomeshi (one-pot octopus and rice) made conveniently in the rice cooker:

My memory after these dishes becomes a little patchy, but the octopus was delicious and it is all thanks to Captain Yutaka of Yutakamaru, sailing from Nakaminato Harbour, Ibaraki!

Jurassic breakfast

Courtesy of Mr. S., a gift from Hokkaido!