Memorial day is just around the corner and I want to share a refreshing summer salad to go with weekend barbecues. I love the unique taste of blood orange and this salad uses both the blood orange fruit as well as the juice for the vinaigrette. Never used blood orange in a recipe before? Now’s your chance.
It’s been a while since I posted a side dish so I want to share a popular green bean recipe. Side dishes (Osouzai, お惣菜) are predominately vegetables. As I had mentioned in my previous posts, typical Japanese meal consists of a bowl of rice, a bowl of miso soup, the main dish, and 1-2 side dishes. A popular way to prepare side dish is Shiraae, mixing lightly-cooked vegetables with crumbled tofu, miso, and sesame seeds. Spinach and green beans are commonly used for Shira-ae dish.