When Jared is asked to impress, he likes to go all out. So we set up our kitchen island as a food display for a night of Japanese appetizers and sushi. We served everything by course, and it was pretty funny to see 14 of my family members gathered around in our little kitchen, anticipating his next dish. Here are some choice images from last night (though I don't have pictures of everything).
Served with Tangerine Slices and Green Onion
Finished with Ponzu, Olive oil, Tangerine Juice (not pictured)
Wow. This was really good. This is a new dish and we're definitely adding it to the repertoire!
Served with a spring mix salad with Sesame Dressing
(Not Pictured) Wasabi Mayonnaise
Jared lightly seasons it with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and sesame seeds and grills it to perfection. This night's tataki was probably THE best tuna tataki I've ever had.
imitation crab meat
sesame seed oil
topped with sesame seeds
we didn't have any seaweed flakes so we tore off some large pieces of nori
The night ended with a super super old school chinese youtube karaoke session that I set up for my parents, aunts and uncles. I spent quite some time hunting down these videos. I've never seen them act so much like little kids, it was well worth all the work =) Special thanks to my hubby for creating such an unforgettable night.