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Cherry Blossom-Colored Taramosarata For Cherry Blossom Viewing

Cherry Blossom-Colored Taramosarata For Cherry Blossom Viewing

These are pretty little cake-like salads. Take them along to a cherry blossom viewing picnic, or make them for a spring party.

Ingredients: 4 servings (small cylinders, each 6 cm in diameter)

A
Potatoes
2
Tarako
40-50 g
Mayonnaise
2 tablespoons
Milk or heavy cream
2 tablespoons
B
Eggs
2
Shiro-dashi
1/2 tablespoon
Mirin
1 teaspoon
Vegetable oil
as needed
C
Broccolini (blanched in salted water)
as needed

Steps

1. Prepare the A ingredients.
2. Steam the potatoes until soft and mash with a large spoon or potato masher until smooth.
3. Peel the membrane of the tarako and add to the mashed potatoes with mayonnaise, milk, salt and pepper.
4. Prepare the B ingredients.
5. Beat the eggs and mix in the shiro-dashi and mirin.
6. Heat oil in a frying pan and quickly scramble the eggs. They taste better if you don't cook them too long and are soft-set.
7. Put the circular molds on plates, fill with the taramosarata and put the scrambled egg on top.
8. Remove the molds and garnish with the boiled broccolini.
9. They look a bit different arranged in a large bento box.

Story Behind this Recipe

I made this for my tarako-loving son and my drink-loving husband.