Our Family's Zouni – Regional Recipe from Yame, Fukuoka. Great recipe for Our Family's Zouni – Regional Recipe from Yame, Fukuoka. This recipe, taught to me by my mother-in-law, is from her hometown of Yame in Fukuoka prefecture. I've been making this ever since I got married, wherever we've lived, every year for New Year's when the whole family has.
The Kanto region: a rectangular-shaped mochi is grilled/toasted before being added to the soup. The Kansai region: a round-shaped mochi is cooked in boiling water before being added to the soup. However, as more people started to live in the Tokyo area, it was too much work making the mochi into the round shape by hands. You can cook Our Family's Zouni – Regional Recipe from Yame, Fukuoka using 13 ingredients and 8 steps. Here is how you achieve it.
Ingredients of Our Family's Zouni – Regional Recipe from Yame, Fukuoka
- You need 1/2 of Surume – dried squid (body).
- It’s 15 cm of piece Kombu.
- Prepare 8 of Dried shiitake mushrooms (small ones).
- It’s 200 grams of Chicken breast meat (cut into 2-3 cm dice).
- You need 1/4 of Burdock root.
- It’s 1 of section Lotus root (small).
- You need 1 of Kintoki carrots (dark orange carrots).
- You need 4 of Satoimo (taro root).
- It’s 1 of Mitsuba.
- It’s 600 ml of Bonito based dashi stock.
- Prepare 50 ml of Sake.
- Prepare 2 tsp of Soy sauce.
- It’s 1/4 of to 1/2 teaspoon Salt.
My mother doesn't like to cook and cannot cook, so our family always made pilgrimage to grand parents houses to eat during new years day. For my father's side in Matsuyama-shi, Ehime-ken, my grandma made ozoni using shiro miso soup with daikon, ninjin, gobo, kamaboko, spinich or something green, and grilled mochi. Unlike white miso-based Ozoni enjoyed in western Japan (Kansai, Shikoku, and Kyushu regions), clear dashi-based soup is the mainstream in Tokyo and eastern Japan (Read this post to learn some of the differences between eastern and western Japan.). The soup includes toasted mochi, chicken, and komatsuna (小松菜) – Japanese mustard spinach, usually harvested in.
Our Family's Zouni – Regional Recipe from Yame, Fukuoka instructions
- Cut the surume and the konbu seaweed into 1.5 cm squares, and soak to rehydrate in 400 ml of water overnight in the refrigerator. Re-hydrate the dried shiitake mushrooms also in 200 ml of water overnight in the refrigerator..
- Cut the stems off the dried mushrooms. Slice the burdock root into 0.7 mm thick diagonal slices. Peel the lotus root and slice into 0.7mm thick rounds. Cut the kintoki carrot and satoimo into 1 cm thick slices..
- Put the bonito dashi stock, 50 ml sake, soaking liquid from the surume, konbu seaweed, dried shiitake mushrooms, sliced shiitake, burdock root, and lotus root into a pot and bring to a boil. When it comes to a boil add the chicken, and simmer for 10 minutes while skimming off the scum..
- Add the carrots and satoimo to hte soup. When it comes back to a boil add the soy sauce and salt. Simmer until the carrot and satoimo are tender..
- When the carrot and satoimo are tender, add one round mochi cake per person. When the mochi is tender it's done..
- Ladle the soup into bowls, and garnish with mitsuba..
- Use small vegetables and slice them into rounds. The round shapes in an o-zouni soup stand for "rounded and harmonious," apparently. If the vegetables are too big, you'd have to cut them into half-moon shapes, which wouldn't mean the same..
- The flavoring ingredients are based on an amount of bonito dashi stock + soaking liquid totaling 1200 ml . I used dark soy sauce, so I added salt so the soup wouldn't turn too dark..
Ozoni is a dish made in Japanese homes in the New Year calling on wishes for good health in the upcoming year. It is something all Japanese people know, with rice cakes in warm soup, but few may know that ozoni features completely different ingredients and flavors, and is cooked in completely different styles. On the XNUMXth, XNUMX new coronavirus infections were confirmed in Fukuoka Prefecture. Or quick visit to Japan – there is extremely little distribution abroad. The Yakuin area of Fukuoka is easily reached by train or subway, and is also just one stop away from the Tenjin area.