May 21, 2009

Supper on May 21/5月21日の夕食

For supper last night, my wife "grilled" some capelin in the toaster oven. In Japan, capelin are usually sold under the false name of shishamo.
昨日の夕飯には、妻がオーブントースターでcapelin(カペリン)を焼きました。日本では通常、capelinはシシャモとして売られています。
I have never had real shishamo in my life!
本当のシシャモは食べたことがありません!

And, for supper tonight, my wife made daikon kinpira. The ingredients are daikon, carrots, and satsuma age (a type of fish paste). She seasoned it with sugar first, added some sake and put on the lid to "steam" it, and then added soy sauce. Finally, she added mirin to give it luster.
今夜の夕食には、妻が大根キンピラを作りました。材料は大根、ニンジン、さつま揚げです。まず、砂糖で味付けし、酒を加えて、蓋をして蒸し、しょう油を足し、最後に照りを出すためにみりんを足したそうです。

Another side dish was onion slices. We had it with ponzu and mayonnaise, as usual.
もう一つの副菜はオニオンスライスです。いつも通り、ポン酢とマヨネーズで食べました。

We also had this dish, daikon leaf goma ae (boiled daikon leaves dressed with ground sesame seeds, etc.), which I made this morning.
この料理も食べました。今朝私が作った大根葉の胡麻和えです。

It may not look yummy, but it is. My son likes it very much.
美味しそうに見えないかも知れませんが、美味しいんです。息子が大好きです。
We also had leftover grilled capelin. You can see some roe in this photo.
残りの焼きcapelinも食べました。写真では、魚卵も見れます。

And, tonight's main dish is inada sashimi!
そして、今晩のメインディッシュはイナダの刺身です!

Inada refers to young and small yellowtail (less fatty), younger than hamachi (young yellowtail) and buri (adult yellowtail). The term hamachi can also refer to cultured adult yellowtail.
イナダとはブリの幼魚(脂があまり乗っていない)のことで、ハマチやブリ(成魚)より若いです。「ハマチ」は養殖のブリを指すこともあります。

4 comments:

pink said...

Wow, everything looks so good! I am drooling at the sashimi!

I really like shishamo, too. But it has to have the roe in it to be good. :)

pink said...

By the way, what is "real" shishamo? I always thought those ARE shishamo.

Hiroyuki said...

pink: What is "real" shishamo? That's what I want to know! I've never had real shishamo! Capelin are similar to shishamo in shape but not in flavor.
Shishamo:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shishamo
Capelin:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capelin
Anyway, capelin are good in their own way, and I like them!

pink said...

That's so interesting! So all this time, I have been having capelin, not shishamo. I have been fooled. :)