I had a request to book from a mom for her daughter’s birthday. She lives in UK and her daughter lives in Japan. She wanted to invite her daughter’s friends as well.
What a nice idea to give a cooking class as a gift!
It seems not easy to handle all four students who were busy for their final term in this season. Finally we could scheduled on Saturday the 9th.
They are maturated, very polite, lovely young people.
Menu on Jul 9th
Horse Mackerel sashimi and *namerou
Shiitake *namerou tempura
Cucumber sesame vinegar dressing
Edamame rice and Miso soup
The birthday girl’s request for the main menu was sashimi. After the birthday girl and I exchanged email several times, then I decided to give sashimi class, but I couldn’t have them eat sashimi, why?
I was afraid the existence of anisakis, food poisoning. Anisakis is a parasitic worm, and there is possibility to live in even sashimi grade horse mackerel.
According to wiki….
You don’t need to scare too much to eat raw horse mackerel. Fresh horse mackerel is sold as sashimi, and I do eat sashimi at home with my family. However, I can’t take risk a risk for just in case of very rare case of the food poisoning.
Anisakis is killed by cut up, so it is safe if horse mackerel is chopped up finely by knife. Therefore, I decide cut horse mackerel sashimi up for other dish instead of eating as sashimi.
We made fillet from whole horse mackerel , then prepare as sashimi. Sashimi was chopped up and mix with miso and Japanese herb, myoga, shiso leaves and grated ginger. We call the dish as Namerou. This dish came from fisher man’s idea.
The participants did well filleting of horse mackerel. Then they enjoy cooking with chatting and laughing. I believe the birthday girl enjoyed a lot in the class!
Happy Birthday Ms. E, and have a great summer!