Here's a big question for you. Are food likes and dislikes inherited or based on the environment? The reason I ask is that both my husband and I love celery and mushrooms but our sons won't touch either and remove them from their plate with a grimace whenever I serve them up. How did this happen? Answers, please!
Anyway, today's dish is one I make when I'm cooking for one or two. I like celery when it is lightly fried and pairing it with shimeji mushrooms and bonito flakes transforms the flavour into something really quite complex. So, this is a healthy and very tasty way to get 2 of your 5-a-day (or two of your 13-a-day if you follow Japanese guidelines!)
If you would like to give this recipe a try, you can find the written recipe just below and you can find the Youtube tutorial by clicking Pan fried Celery and Shimeji or scroll to the bottom of the page.
Happy cooking! Kurumi XXXX.
If like me, you love your mushrooms, why not try a mushroom salad with a Japanese twist like my 3 mushroom salad with a ponzu dressing? You can find the recipe for that dish here.
Pan fried Celery and Shimeji with Bonito flakes
(makes 2 servings)
3 celery stalks, rinsed
100g shimeji mushroom, rinsed
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp mirin
1 packet of bonito flakes, 3g
thinly slice the celery diagonally
slice off the bottom of the mushroom and separate the mushrooms using your fingers
heat the oil in a frying pan, add & fry the celery & shimeji for 3 mins
add the soy sauce & mirin and stir for 1 min
turn off the heat, add the bonito flakes and mix
your dish is ready. serve as a side dish with rice