Cooking with Japanese Green Tea Matcha - utilizing European ingredients -

Hello everyone! This blog is a collection of recipes with Japanese Green tea Matcha. It is not easy to cook Matcha in Europe because it is difficult to find fresh Matcha powder at reasonable price and it is not easy to find recipes using material which you can find easily in Europe. We are trying to introduce easy recipes with Matcha utilizing European ingredients and recommendable Matcha powder. Enjoy a lot our Green Tea recipes! 【COPYRIGHT】All recipes and photographs are copyrighted and may not published elsewhere without permission.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Matcha Okara Salad

OKARA is a byproduct of the TOFU or soymilk manufacturing process, consisting of the bland pulp.  It is an extremely nutritious ingredient containing plenty of soluble and insoluble fiber and a modest amount of high quality protein.  Okara has a very neutral flavor and can be used in a variety of ways. In Japanese cuisine, Okara is a not infrequent ingredient, and interest in this magnificant ingredient has grown in the rest of the world. Okara is now often used as a baking ingredient or added as fiber to cookies or other recipes.

Today we would like to introduce you a very easy recipe using "fresh" OKARA.  Not necessary to cook. You will need just 5 minutes to prepare this recipe!


Ingredients (for 2 people):

150g of fresh Okara
3 tablespoons of
soy milk or cow milk
Cucumber 1/2 unit
2 slices of ham
1 tablespoon
of sweet corn
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
1 teaspoon of olive oil
2 or 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise
Soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon
1 teaspoon of Matcha * COOK MATCHA
Tuna 1 can

 
Preparation:

1. Put Okara and milk in a bowl and heat in microwave for 2 minutes.
2. Using a spoon mix well so that Okara gets texture a little bit wet.
3. Add salt, pepper, mayonnaise, olive oil and soy sauce and mix.
4. Add Matcha powder and mix well. 

5. Add tuna and mix well.
6. Cut cucumber into thin slices and give some massage with salt.
7. Cut ham into small pieces.
8. Add cucumber, ham and corn to the salad and mix well.
9. Cool 30 minutes in the fridge and it's ready to eat!


Okara and Matcha tea:


















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