June 2, 2011

Dish 2 Inspired by Shinya Shokudo/深夜食堂をヒントに作った料理2

Buta bara tomato maki (tomato wrapped in pork belly) in episode 72 in Volume 6

A reader of my blog said she wanted to make this dish, and I was also interested in it because all my family love tomatoes!
So, I made this dish as part of supper tonight.
Cherry tomatoes
Pork belly, thinly sliced
You need bamboo skewers.

Cut pork belly slices in half.
Wrap each cherry tomato in a slice.
Thread them on skewers, three on each skewer.
And, grill.
I used the toaster oven.
I grilled them for 8 min. in total.
If you grill on a grill, you may want to sprinkle salt while grilling. But I prefer not to season while grilling, and I sprinkled some salt after grilling.

Do I recommend making this dish? No. When I put one piece in my mouth and started to chew, I felt as if the cherry tomato were a small balloon with tomato juice in it, and it was gone immediately. It had little presence! I think that asparagus or something wrapped in pork belly will taste much better.


fred said...

I ever seen this kind of Tapas somewhere (I really forgot, maybe in one of cook books) But without grilling or heating.
really appetizing!

Sissi said...

Hiroyuki, thank you so much for having prepared and explained this recipe! I am so sorry you didn't like it :-( I feel guilty suggesting this apparently not very palatable dish... On the other hand, on your photos it still looks appetising. Maybe it would have more tomato taste if drained, dried tomatoes were used instead...

Kiki said...

Wrap porc around fresh dates filled with cream cheese (or fresh goat cheese) or around finger-bananas and grill.
Great if you like a mixture of crispy, salty and sweet.

Just seen a food related episode of a j-drama (loss time life): Sukiyaki

Can't get this song: Ue o Muite Arukō out of my mind. Hubby asked me to go somewhere else or stop whistling...

Hiroyuki said...

fred: Not cooked at all? That doesn't sound very appetizing to me...

Hiroyuki said...

Sissi: Don't feel guilty! (laugh). The thing is that it was tasty enough, but I personally wouldn't recommend making it.
Aji no hiraki is in the making. Will post about it later.
As for rice bran pickling, it may take a few days or even a week to post about it. I haven't yet bought rice bran.

Hiroyuki said...

Kiki: Thanks for the suggestion and the link.

I enjoyed watching the drama. Fu 麩 wheat gluten was erroneously translated into rice bran.

I'm confused about the way the family made sukiyaki, because they first grilled beef (Kansai style) and then poured warishita (Kanto style).

Sissi said...

Hiroyuki, there is no hurry! I hope you will like it a bit more than this dish :-)
I also must buy some rice bran. I am looking forward to read about aji no hiraki. Thank you in advance.

Hiroyuki said...

Sissi: Thanks, I will take my time, or should I say, I have to take my time, becuase the pickling bed will take time to mature.
That reminds me... I forgot to buy some rice bran today!

fred said...

using smoked bacon, so don't need any grilling

Hiroyuki said...

fred: I see. That sounds much better, because the cherry tomato won't lose its presence!