We have so much frozen salmon at home that I decided to make salmon katsu the other night. I wanted to make this at home to save us some money on one of my favorite Japanese restaurant dishes. I first discovered salmon katsu dining at Yanagi Sushi and later at Sushi King. They serve it with a small salad, miso soup, and rice for about $10-12. I love making this at home because you can make enough for work the next day! Read more
Lately, I’ve been eating a lot of furikake salmon at our church potlucks that I wanted to make it home for our lunches. I was lucky to find that there was a sale for frozen salmon fillets at Walmart yesterday. It was 2 lbs for $12 and there were eight 1-inch fillets in one bag. Salmon is uber expensive here in Hawaii so I thought it was a great deal and got two bags. If you know any other places I can get cheap salmon, please let me know!
When I was in high school, I ate breakfast from the cafeteria with my friends. My favorite item on the menu was tuna patties with rice bento. It was so good that I usually bought a couple of these bentos to eat after school before I went to my after school activities. I tried to recreate it before but it didn’t turn out too well. I wanted to try again because I was craving some tuna patties and we had a bunch of canned tuna from back home (it’s the best!). I looked up various recipes but there was a lot of ingredients that I didn’t have in my pantry so I just used whatever I had. I wanted to add some vegetables to this dish (the ones from high school had carrots and potatoes) but all I had was a red bell pepper, which complemented the tuna perfectly. Read more
Gintaang Kalabasa, Hipon, Sitaw at Talong is a Filipino dish of kabocha squash, shrimp, green beans, and eggplant cooked in coconut milk. It’s a hearty stew that you can make with basically any vegetable or meat so I made this dish based on what I had in our fridge from a previous recipe. I also added a bit of crushed hot pepper to make it a bit spicy but this dish is not usually spicy at all. Read more