Simply Ming Seafood Okonomiyaki (Ep 1802)

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This week on Simply Ming, Chef Tsai cooks up two versions of Okonomiyaki/Japanese Pizza. First a delicious Smoked Salmon, Crispy Fennel, Okonomiyake, and then a Vegan Okonomiyake made with rice flour, shiitake mushrooms, cabbage and seasoned with garlic and fresh ginger. To cool things down, he mixes a refreshing Cucumber-Mint Saketini for himself, and a Cucumber-Mint Spritzer for Henry.

Simply Ming Okonomiyake/Japanese Pizza

Simply Ming

Okonomiyake/Japanese Pizza

 

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Cucumber-Mint Saketini

Cucumber-Mint Spritzer

Seafood Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pizza)

Gluten-Free Vegan Okonomiyaki

By Ming Tsai

Cucumber-Mint Saketini

Ingredient List

2 ounces Sake

1 ounce vodka

3 mint leaves and 1 for garnish

2 slices and some julienne English cucumbers

 

  1. Pre-chill a martini glass. 
  2. In a shaker filled with ice, add the sake, vodka and cucumber slices.  Shake.
  3. Strain in chilled martini glass.  Garnish with cucumber julienne.

 

Cucumber-Mint Spritzer

Ingredient List

4 mint leaves

5 slices of cucumber

1 heaping teaspoon sugar

Sparkling water

 

  1. In a shaker muddle the mint, cucumbers and sugar. 
  2. Add 3 ounces of sparkling, ice and shake. 
  3. Fill a highball with ice and strain elixir on ice. 
  4. Top with more sparkling and garnish with mint and cucumber slice.

 

Smoked Salmon and Fennel Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pizza)

 

Ingredient List

2 cups all purpose flour (can be 50/50 mix with wheat flour)

1 teaspoon baking powder

Pinch of salt

4 eggs

1 1/3 cup dash or veggie stock

4 cups chopped cabbage

2 fennel heads, sliced thin

1 bunch scallions sliced, save 2 tablespoons greens for sauce

½ pound sliced smoked salmon

S & P

Grape seed oil or vegetable oil

Nori to garnish

 

  1. In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt and whisk in the eggs to make a batter.   Add the stock and whisk. It will be a like a pancake batter.  Add cabbage, carrots and scallions and set aside. 

 

  1. In a large cast iron skillet or griddle, over medium heat, add oil to coat the bottom. When the oil is hot, spoon enough of the batter into the pan to make three or 4 pancakes. Sprinkle on seafood.

 

  1. Cook until the bottoms have browned, 4-6 minutes. Using a large spatula, flip the pancakes and brown the second side, 4-6 minutes.  Repeat with remaining batter, and proteins, adding more oil if needed.

 

  1. Serve immediately.  Garnish with scallion greens and Thick Worcestershire Sauce

 

Gluten Free Vegan Okonomiyaki

Ingredient List

1/2 pound shiitakes, sliced

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon minced ginger

1 tablespoon tamari

2 cups flour rice flour (50/50 with brown rice flour if available)

1 teaspoon baking powder

Pinch of salt

1/2 cup fake liquid eggs (JustEgg is tasty) or egg placement equivalent

1 1/3 cup veggie stock

6 cups chopped cabbage

2 cups shredded carrots

1 bunch scallions sliced, save 2 tbs green for sauce

S & P

Grape seed oil or veggie oil

Nori to garnish

 

  1. In a wok or sauté pan, heat on high and coat with oil.  Add shiitakes, garlic and ginger, and sauté until soft, season, about 3-4 minutes.  Deglaze with tamari and reduce by 1/2. Transfer to plate and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder, salt and whisk in the eggs to make a batter.   Add the stock and whisk. It will be a like a pancake batter.  Add cabbage, carrots and scallions and set aside. 
  1. In a large cast iron skillet or griddle, over medium heat, add oil to coat the bottom. When the oil is hot, spoon enough of the batter into the pan to make three or 4 pancakes. Sprinkle on shiitakes.
  1. Cook until the bottoms have browned, 4-6 minutes. Using a large spatula, flip the pancakes and brown the second side, 4-6 minutes.  Repeat with remaining batter, and proteins, adding more oil if needed.
  2. Serve immediately.  Garnish with scallion greens and SPiThick Worcestershire Sauce

 

Thick Worcestershire Sauce

1 cup real mayonnaise

2 tb Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoons scallion greens

 

  1. In a small bowl, mix all ingredients until well incorporated.
  2. Serve on top of okonomiyaki

 

Vegan Thick Sriracha-Lime Sauce

1 cup sriracha fake mayo (Follow Your Heart is tasty)

Zest and juice of 1 lime

  1. In a small bowl, mix all ingredients until well incorporated.
  2. Serve on top of okonomiyaki

 

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