October 29, 2011

Mushroom Stew/きのこのシチュー

For supper last night, I made three dishes using some of the oyster mushrooms: clear soup, gratin, and foil-yaki. I put the rest in several "I Wrap" bags, microwaved each bag for 2-3 min., let them cool, and put them in the fridge. I asked my son what he would like to have for supper the next day, and he said, "Stew".
昨日の夕飯には、ヒラタケを使って料理を三種類作りました。澄まし汁、グラタン、ホイル焼きです。残りはアイラップ数袋に分けて入れ、電子レンジでそれぞれ、2~3分加熱し、冷ましてから冷蔵庫に入れました。息子に明日の夕飯には何が食べたいか聞くと、「シチュー」と答えました。

We had two packages of stew roux in the storage space: cream stew and kinoko stew.
収納スペースにはシチューのルーが2パックありました。クリームシチューときのこシチューです。
Naturally, I selected the latter.
もちろん、きのこのほうを選びました。

Three types of mushrooms (button, porcino, and shiitake) melted into...
3種のきのこ(マッシュルーム、ポルチーニ、しいたけ)が溶け込んだ...
Is that true??
本当に??

Anyway, my mushroom stew was delicious!!!
ともかく、私が作ったきのこシチューは美味しかったです!!!

10 comments:

Sissi said...

Hiroyuki, your soup looks excellent and you have just made me want to make a mushroom soup too! It would be the first of the season and would mark the beginning of cold days.
Your plastic bags method is very original.

Hiroyuki said...

Sissi: I like the I Wrap bag method because it retains all the liquid from the mushrooms.

In Japan, I Wrap (アイラップ) bags are used in much the same way as Ziploc bags.

I posted some photos of I Wrap bags here:
http://hiro-shio.blogspot.com/2010/01/tonkotsu-ramen.html

muskrat said...

These look delicious! I can only get curry roux here, (But I do love curry!!!!)

Hiroyuki said...

muskrat: Maybe there is little demand for such premade stew roux products because you can always replace them with simple ingredients like butter, flour, and milk...
Anyway, such products are huge in Japan!

Stacy said...

your stew looks delicious! I'm really curious about the pre-made stew roux, I'm in the same situation as Muskrat - the only type I have found so far in Canada is the Curry roux. I love the convenience of storing it in the freezer and throwing it in a pot!

Hiroyuki said...

Stacy: So you store roux in the freezer? Anyway, I still haven't posted about another favorite of mine: hayashi ハヤシ (hashed beef). I hope I can post about it soon.

I remember I have recently visited your blog and read about your curry. Yours looked delicious, but I thought something was missing---carrot! Sorry, just my favorite (laugh)!

It may sound strange, I used to like Japanese curry roux, which is full of lard, but now I sometimes find myself incapable of consuming curry made with such roux. It must be age. Instead, I crave Japanese-style, much less fatty curry udon.

Sissi said...

Hiroyuki, thank you for the link. I also use plastic bags a lot (I buy 100 bags packets and couldn't live without them) but I would have never have the same idea. I would probably precook and, in a silly way, throw out the liquid. Thank you for the explanation.

Hiroyuki said...

Sissi: I wonder if your plastic bags are heat-resistant. I Wrap is a special bag that can be used in boiling water and in a microwave, and put in the freezer.

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

こんにちはひろゆきさん!ながーーーいこと、コメントしに来ようと思いながら、なかなか出来なかったのですが、美味しそうなきのこシチューに連れられて(?)来ました。Sissiがよくひろゆきさんのレシピを使って料理してるので、そのたびに楽しく読ませてもらってます。母の味、日本の味が懐かしいです。サンフランシスコは比較的日本のものが手に入るのですが、やっぱり日本の豊富な種類にはかないません・・・。いいなぁ~なんて思って読んでます。これからも楽しみにしてます。

Hiroyuki said...

ナミさん: コメントありがとうございます!And, thank you for visiting my little blog! I am no match for serious cooks like you and Sissi, partly because I am a cook "out of necessity" and mainly because I don't have have what it takes to be a serious cook. That is a weakness of mine, but it can be a strength, too. Who else would think of posting about a soup made with store-bought, pre-made stew roux (laugh)!