Slice the kamaboko with the wooden board intact into 1.5 cm thick, stopping at 5 mm before cutting all the way through.
Slide the knife between the kamaboko and the board, and lift from the cutting board.
Slice the cherry tomatoes into thirds, cut the zucchini into 3mm half-circles, line up on parchment paper, coat with olive oil and salt one one side.
Remove the membrane of the mentaiko, mix with butter (at room temperature) and soy sauce, and spread it on top of the kamaboko.
Lay the kamaboko onto the same parchment paper from Step 3 with the mentaiko paste facing up, and toast in a toaster oven for roughly 8 minutes.
Insert the cherry tomatoes into the red kamaboko, stick the zucchini into the white kamaboko, and arrange onto plates.
Story Behind this Recipe
My child wanted to make his beloved Papa a beer snack for Father's Day, so I created this beer snack that I made using papa's favorite kamaboko and healthy veggies.
1. Leaving the board intact when cutting the kamaboko open will stabilize your hand when cutting. 2. You'll be surprised how much the kamaboko swells in the toaster oven, but it will deflate once you take it out of the toaster oven. 3. Baking the kamaboko fish cake improves its elasticity, and makes it more delicious.