Friday, March 31, 2006

on current American affairs . . .

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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Fukuoka's Marine World Aquarium

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Saturday, March 11, 2006

Back By Popular Demand . . .

I've had several email requests for more Korean recipes, so here you go . . .

The following is a tasty fish marinade that was written with albacore tuna in mind, but I've had great success applying it to pollock which is the most widely available fish in Korea. Based on the tastiness of the outcome (장말 맛있었어요! Chongmal mashissossoyo! It was delicious!), I think this would marinate any whitefish adequately.

4 (4 ounce) albacore tuna steaks
6 tablespoons sugar, divided
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 green onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger root
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil
salt and pepper to taste

1. Rub the albacore steaks with 4 tablespoons sugar. Allow to sit 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
2. In a skillet over medium heat, toast the sesame seeds 5 minutes, or until lightly browned.
3. In a shallow bowl, mix the remaining sugar, toasted sesame seeds, green onion, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil,
salt, and pepper. Place the albacore steaks in the mixture, and marinate 2 hours in the refrigerator.
4. Preheat the oven broiler.
5. Discard marinade, and place the albacore steaks on a baking sheet. Broil to desired doneness in the preheated oven.

This is a seriously tasty dish. With pollack it ends up tasting almost like smoked fish (like we used to get on Beaver Island). Wow! Enjoy.

Tuesday, March 7, 2006

Turning Korean

taken with our phone
Korean girl haircut (taken with our cellphone)