Cucumber Double Tuna Flakes
Katsuobushi or Bonito, are typically found in bags of small pink-brown shavings. #Bonito are actually dried smoked Tuna used in Japanese cooking.
For this canapé, I’ve used cucumber as a base for a crunchy, refreshing bite. Simple & fast – finished in just 2 steps.
1 can of Tuna flakes
1 pkt of Bonito flakes
Freshly ground peppercorn
- Rinse cucumber well & cut into equal slices. Place them onto a serving plate or party foil.
- Mix tuna with peppercorn & spread them onto the cucumbers.
- Lastly, top them up with Bonito flakes & you'll get a funky Japanese twist to your usual tuna.
My son loves crabmeat sandwiches. For the party, I’ve added wasabi to the mayonnaise to give an additional Japanese punch besides using Furikake.
#Furikake is a dry Japanese condiment meant to be sprinkled on rice & can also be found in Japanese cooking such as onigiri (rice balls). It usually contains ingredients like eggs, salmon, seaweed, sesame seeds etc.
1 pkt of Crabmeat
1 loaf of white bread
2 tbsp wasabi paste
4 tbsp mayonnaise
- Lightly blanch crabmeat & chop finely. Add wasabi, mayo, parsley & mix well.
- Cut bread into tiny bite-size. Pour Furikake on plate & coat a slice of bread with the ingredient. Shake off excess else it’ll be too salty.
- Spread crabmeat onto another slice of bread & place the coated Furikake bread to form a bite-size sandwich. Continue with the rest & place them on a serving plate.
This is a kinky pasta dish for the festive holiday. To add colours to it, I’ve picked a mixed of green, orange & plain pasta which comes in a packet in different shapes, available at most supermarts.
I’ve also bought a pkt of rainbow mini balls, which are usually used in desserts or drinks. These are made of flour & they’re tasteless. But I love these chewy coloured “tadpoles” which are perfect for any festive dish. Children will love this multi-coloured fanciful pasta & I’m glad this tasty Italian mini “dough” was also well received at the meeting. Below are the ingredients you'll need.
1 pkt of pasta
½ small box of Raisins
10 Black olives (cut into rings)
1 pkt of Chicken sausage (sliced)
½ pkt of Shitake mushrooms (diced)
1 pkt of Rainbow mini balls
½ bottle of Pesto
1 tsp of Butter
1 tbsp Olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste
- Prepare pasta according to instructions on pkt. Heat oil in pan. Add pasta & stir in pesto. Add salt, butter, mushrooms & mix well.
- Put in the rest of the ingredients & mix thoroughly.
- Transfer onto party foil & you’re ready to serve your party dish.
Choc Crumbles on my hubby’s birthday this September. But this time, I’ve added peaches & strawberry jam to replace berries & honey instead & used cream cheese instead of Bulla cream. The result is a different touch & it tasted real good. The members love it so much that some even took double “shot”, while the rest brought it home as a X’mas “souvenir”. LOL! Try this recipe. I’m sure you’ll be addicted.
On the whole, I’ve enjoyed myself, Bringing Joy To Others On A Blue X’mas.