Sunday, June 25, 2006

Musubi and the Art of Picnic Foods

The Japanese love their Musubis. Like sandwiches, they're great picnic and on-the-go snacks.
Oms/b in NYC is helping to spread the Musubi culture in the States. Until they have one out in LA, I'll be making my own:

Ao Ji-so and Shiba Musubi

Wasabi Furikake Musubi

Salmon Musubi - my favorite

Wrap them all in seaweed, and you're good to go. I also made a dill red potato, red onion, and green onion salad (also a good picnic food).

Friday, June 16, 2006

Prosciutto and a New Pepper Grinder

I had the deli guy cut me some thinly sliced prosciutto (turned out to be about 1/2 a pound). Here's what I made with it:

Prosciutto and corn pizza

Asparagus wrapped in prosciutto, generous with the fresh ground pepper, cooked in olive oil and butter

Rib eye steak with a terragon and garlic gravy to go with the prosciutto wrapped asparagus