So we went to a teppanyaki-style restaurant not too long ago, and my youngest really loved their onion soup. He requested I make some at home, so of course this mama had to oblige. 😊😄 #newrecipe : Japanese Onion Soup. First I sautéed chopped onions to caramelize (in a little bit of butter), then added minced garlic, diced celery, and diced carrots. Let cook for a minute or two. Added 6 cups of broth (I used chicken broth because that’s what I had, but you can also use vegetable broth or do half and half broth and water. I mean, there’s a lot of flexibility to this, and it’s really just up to your taste preference). Let the whole thing simmer for maybe 30-40 minutes. Meanwhile, I decided to go the extra mile and make crispy French fried onions to go as one of the toppings (the other toppings are thinly sliced white button mushrooms and scallions or green onions). ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
How to make crispy French fried onions:
Slice onions into thin pieces and let it sit in buttermilk for about 10 minutes or so. Then dredge it in a flour mixture (which is basically just flour, salt, and pepper). The trick here is to deep fry the flour-coated onions to get it nice and crunchy. Let it cool on a paper towel-lined plate. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
After simmering the soup, I strained the veggies out (but I didn’t throw them away. It’s yummy as a little side to add to steamed white rice). Seasoned the soup according to taste with salt and pepper. Then right before serving, I added the toppings. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
The little one was happy.
I also made Japanese chicken karaage, not pictured here because I think I’ve already posted about it a long time ago. I love #Asiancuisine (obviously), and this one is great for a cold night. So easy to do and you can tweak it however you want. #foodstagram#foodie#foodgram#foodpic#foodpost#foodblogger#foodphotography#nomnom#yum#japaneseonionsoup#onionsoup#japanesefood#ilovefood#ilovetocook#cooking#homecooking#recipes
Today I had the pleasure to take part in a lesson for gourmet sandwiches. It was a blast. We’ve made some awesome, out of the box, wonders. It was my first time eating sheep meat since 30 years ago. Never thought it might be that delicious. Or red onion jam with raspberry wine... didn’t even know such thing exists... add some dark chocolate to it and it becomes even better. And pulled chicken salad open sandwich as well. The lesson was lead by Niki from “Food for the soul” on our national TV. Great guy! Had a lot of fun and learned a lot of new things.
By the way if you are from Bulgaria do visit @amusebouchebg! They offer many amazing courses in really fun way and you will love them I guarantee it.