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Japanese Gastronomy: Yuzu Koshio/Lime & Chilies Mix-Recipe

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Yuzu Koshio or lime and Chili mix is prepared with green hot chili (as opposed to red one) and lime skin/zest.
It is quite commnon in Kyushu Island, especially in Oita Prefecture, as well as far as in Okinawa.
It is quickly becoming more and more popular all over Japan, and is even locally produced in our Prefecture, Shizuoka!
It is a very versatile condiment that can be used in all kinds of Asian cuisines by vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike!

Here is a simple recipe. Don’t forget you can replace green chilies with red chilies for two varieties!

INGREDIENTS:

-Green lime: 1 large
-Fresh green chilies: 6
-Salt: to taste

RECIPE:

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-Peel the lime.
Wash the lime zests and green chilies in clean cold water.

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-Chop lime zests as fine as possible.

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-Cut the chilies in two, discard the seeds and chop them all as fine as possible.

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-Grind lime zests and chilies with a pestle so as to obtain a paste.

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-Add salt (experimentation might be needed there) and mix well.

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-Add lime juice (experimentation might be needed there, too) and mix well.

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-Wrap the mix in cellophane paper and store in a tupperware box, or pour it inside a small bottle. Keep it in the fridge away from the light.
Consume as soon as possible!

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Vegan Japanese Cuisine: Yuzu Miso Dressing

Vegan and vegetarians do sometimes experience problems making dressings for their food.
The Japanese have an easy and very tasty way to remedy for such an issue:
Yuzu Miso Dressing/Lime and miso dressing!

INGREDIENTS: To accompany 5 steamed turnips

-White miso: 150 g
-Dashi: (Check HERE for Vegan Recipe!): 2~ tablespoons
-Japanese sake: 2 tablespoons
-Sugar: 2 teaspoons
-Yuzu/lime juice: 2 teaspoons
-Yuzu/Lime zest (finely chopped or better, grated): 1/2

RECIPE:

-In a pan drop the white miso, sugar, sake and dashi. Mix well until the sugar is dissolved. Switch on fire.

-Cook on a small fire for 7~8 minutes. Switch off fire. Add the yuzu/lime juice and grated yuzu/lime zest. Mix well.

-Pour over steamed vegetables and serve immediately.

Easy, isn’t it? But delicious!

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Vegan Japanese Cuisine: Daikon Chrysanthemums

Here is a simple and “artistic” recipe using daikon and yuzu/lime.
It’s called 菊花大根/Kikuhana Daikon which can be translated as Chrysanthemum Daikon.
You don’t need Chrysanthemums, but only cut the daikon into the shape of the flower!

INGREDIENTS:

-Daikon: Roughly a quarter.
-Lime: 1
-Salt: a little
-Sugar: 3 tablespoons

RECIPE:

-Cut the daikon into slices you will then trim into the shape of flowers with a knife or a mold. As for the trimmings you may add them to the whole marinade and serve them with another salad or side dish.

-Sprinkle the daikon flowers with a little salt and let them marinate for 10~15 minutes.

-Peel the lime and cut the skin/zest into thin strips.

-In a bowl, press out the lime juice. If you don’t get enough, add rice vinegar to it until you obtain the equivalent of 3 tablespoons of “juice”. Add the sugar and lime zest strips and mix well.

-Drain the daikon flowers (and trimmings if included). No need to press them hard. Add them to the marinade. Cover with cellophane paper and let marinate inside the fridge for a whole day.

-Serve it in a nice “artistic” fashion!

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Lime Chili Pepper Condiment: Yuzu Nanban

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Many a foreigner in Japan has discovered “yuzu Koshyo”/lime salt condiment, which is also produced in Shizuoka Prefecture and other places.
But have you heard of Yuzu Naban? It is a particularly useful mixture of lime and ground chili pepper. It accompanies well almost any “ethnic cuisine” as well as nabe/Japanes pot-au feu.
The bonus is that it does include any additives, but only natural spices!
This particular one is locally produced in Iawata City, although nt always easy to find away from Westen Shizuoka.

Yuzu Nanban
Shibayuzuen Farm
Shizuoka Ken, Iwata Gun, Sakuma-cho, Sakuma, 1689
Tel.: 0539-87-1051