A very short post so you all don’t give up on me. I am working on another one and will post later this week.
On New Year’s Day, Jiro and I took a short hike to the top of Mt. Motogoe 元越山 and a drive along the coast. Beautiful views. We also made our favorite osechi ryoori (New Year’s Dishes) and just tonight finished the leftovers.
It was the first time I made yuzu daikon- super simple and really delicious. A Japanese friend made it for a potluck and told me where to find the recipe online. And in English:
- daikon 500 gm
- salt 1 Tbs
- Sugar 50 gm
- Rice vinegar 40 cc
- Yuzu (try other sweet citrus as a substitute) 1
Remove the outer rind of the yuzu and cut into slivers. Slice the daikon and put in a container with the other ingredients. Squeeze the yuzu and add the juice. Mix well and let sit a half day. Keeps for several days- the flavor will become richer after the first day.
Also, I am up to 1100 kanji, maybe I’ll get through 2000 by the end of the year.