I've been doing some major cooking lately, probably due in part to the fact that I've been watching the Cooking Channel, Food Network and random Japanese food-commercials at regular intervals for several weeks. Yeah, that could have something to do with it.. Nevertheless while this has been a bad thing for our food-reserves, this has not been a bad thing for James whom has gotten a dinner I would consider worthy of at least four stars every night, that's to say simply that I've been putting a great deal of work into these meals. Naturally as I do, my blog being my blog, I'll post something asinine. No, there's really no reason or point in posting about my meals here but it'll make me feel good and on the off-chance someone comments, I'll feel very special ( Not in that way, I feel *~spechul~* all the time. )
This is the Ebi to Mayo Baga ( Shrimp and Mayonnaise Burger ) and while I know the Japanese commercial makes it look much prettier than the actual thing is, at least the actual thing sold by McDonald's Japan it's still something I wanted to try my own hand at. I baked my own buns, created my own Japanese Mayonnaise, formed and chopped my own shrimp patty and then fried that mother. Came out pretty well too for a first try, I think I'll try it again some time and report back what I manage but for a first shot at something I've never done before, it wasn't bad. James seemed to enjoy it as well.
Next up was a Sake to Ebi Teriyaki ( Salmon and Shrimp Teriyaki ) - This came out really well, all except for the Teriyaki sauce which I'd not quite yet gotten the hang of. Unfortunately there's quite a bit more to making Teriyaki than mixing a few ingredients together and I wasn't used to it yet so the sauce came out less Teriyaki-glaze and more Teriyaki-juice.. JUICE!!!