|Posted on April 10, 2009 at 2:33 AM|
While living in Paris last spring, I discovered French peas. That's all I wanted to eat for days in a row. A little butter on top and the peastasetd like heaven. California peas have the same effect on me. I wantto eat them everyday while they are in season.
Ohitashi is another heavenly way to enjoy fresh peas Ohitashi in Japanese means "to gently soak". No drowning of dressings. Just soaking. The flavor of Ohitashi dressing is a very mild dashi based stock that is seasonedwith soy sauce and sake. The idea is to taste the fresh peas.
Use usukuchi soysauce to make Ohitashi. It is a little saltier but milderin flavor than koikuchi soy sauce. Other vegetables that like to soakgently in Ohitashi dressing are cooked asparagus, spinach, enoki andshimeji mushrooms, tomatoes, okura, edamame, cabbage and bean sprouts. Just be careful not to overcook the vegetables.
FRESH PEAS SALAD - Ohitashi
Makes 4 servings