Everyday Harumi is just an amazing cookbook. Lauren chose it for our cookbook club which was just a great choice and meant that we got to try about fifteen dishes and they were all amazing. I made a coleslaw and pickled cauliflower for the evening, everything was great and complimentary and as per always the company was just the best. I stole this picture from Lauren but I think she’ll be okay with it.
Before the cookbook party, I tried out Harumi’s udon noodles with a ground meat miso sauce, which is really one of my new favourite easy, quick dishes.
- 1 leek
- 2 tablespoons ginger
- vegetable oil
- 3/4 of a pound of ground chicken thighs
- 1/2 cup vegetable stock
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons mirin
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
- 4 tablespoons miso
- a bit of zucchini or cucumber for garnish
- udon noodles
Chop the leek and ginger and fry them, then add the ground meat until it’s browned. Turkey works, too, apparently, but my butcher only has ground chicken these days. Mix up the soup stock, soy sauce, mirin, sugar and miso paste together and add to the turkey, cooking until it thickens. Meanwhile, cook the udon noodles and julienne the zucchini or cucumber for garnish. Delicious.
Everyday Harumi is great, the recipes are all fabulous. Harumi Kurihara’s writing style is grating at best, but this may just get a bit lost in translation. I recommend the book, but maybe skim the introduction.