Saturday, 15 February 2014

Valentine's dinner Japanese style!

It was a bit of a Japanese theme this Valentines day! Dan said he would cook so that was fab!
He started by making Japanese Gyoza (Chinese Style Dumplings) from the recipe book our lovely friend Chiyoko bought us when we were in Japan a few years ago.
A mix of pork and shrimp in pastry skins fried then dunked in a dipping sauce. Gorgeous! Dan tweaked the recipe slightly for a prawn only variation which I am hoping he will post!

 Dan then made seared tuna with a wasabi mayonnaise with samphire and lettuce.

 He also bought a bottle of Sake which went down a treat!
My contribution was the bouquet of a dozen strawberry roses in a jar of chocolate buttons (soil!) The instructions 'Melt Me' were attached and the boys joined us for some messy chocolate strawberry dipping fun! Most scrumptious! Eden helped me make them (see post here ).

Eden couldn't help licking out the jar at the end!!

A lovely treat for Valentines with my favourite boys!