The cristmas eve edition of homemade bread dumplings as made by my sister-in-law. It’s an absolutely traditional southern german / austrian dish and it’s my first time to make them myself and not use the store-bought ones. Well, the pre-made dumplings will have a hard time from now on.
Crappy image of dipping/glazing sauce for some Yakitori we made last night. It’s very delicious and fairly easy to make dish and the sauce is most flavourful and yummy.
1/2 cup mirin
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup sake
2 cloves garlic, smashed
4 thin slices of ginger
2 tbsp dark brown sugar
1 tsp black pepper
Bring everything to a boil and, once it boils, reduce the heat to medium low. Let simmer until reduced to half. Strain and use as skewer glaze or (very savoury) dipping sauce.
This is Moo Shoo Chicken (although the chicken is still missing in the picture above), something that I didn’t make for quite a time. Originally the recipe is with pork, but I only had some chicken breast left so I didn’t care. Generally, since it’s not so easy to get hands on all the original japanese ingredients often called for in those recipes, you’ll have to substitute the one or the other item with what’s closest to the original anyway.
This is the hot sauce that I made from the fermented chili project yesterday. I just added teaspoon of sugar and a dash of vinegar and mixed it until smooth in the grinder. Ladies and Gentlemen: This stuff can blow your scalp off…
Yesterday I made the biggest batch of “Bratwurscht” ever since I’m doing this. It took me a whole afternoon, to grind meat, season, knead and fill into casings. Now I’ve got 2 types of sausages, ending up with 4,5 kg in total:
Holy Crap! These are so yummy – and easily made when you don’t have time and nerves to start a cookout after work. Try them, you won’t be disappointed, I promise:
Since I was already working on fermenting chilies and, more important, since I’m a “Kraut”, I decided to try to make Sauerkraut on my own. Here’s what I did:
I read an article on home made fermented hot BBQ sauce and I wanted to try it myself. Here are the first results, I promise to post on the progress.
To every asian chef or hobby cook that may ever visit my little site here (if so at all…), you’ll have to be very strong now. This is actual footage of a european (german) amateur cook (aka me) wrapping gyoza (japanese dumplings) at home. This is my way of wrapping them and you surely can make them more pretty, but I swear to god they were extra delicious.
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