LATE ADDITION: Yoroshiku Izakaya With Wafu Herring Risotto!

Wafu Herring Risotto from Yoroshiku for Alaska Herring Week 2017! Photo courtesy Yoroshiku.

Yoroshiku is a late addition to the Alaska Herring Week 2017 lineup! Yoroshiku is  a Japanese Izakaya house in Wallingford. It reopened on June 1st, after an major renovation during which it doubled in size, but which also delayed its confirmation as an Alaska Herring Week participant. Yoroshiku will be serving Wafu Herring Risotto for Alaska Herring Week 2017!

Wafu Herring Risotto from Yoroshiku for Alaska Herring Week 2017! Photo courtesy Yoroshiku.

Wanna make this at home? You can purchase the same Alaska Herring fillets being used by Seattle’s top chefs for Alaska Herring Week from Central Coop on Capitol Hill, Freshy’s Seafood Market on Mercer Island, Old Ballard Liquor Co. in Ballard, and Wild Salmon Seafood Market at Fisherman’s Terminal! Once you’ve done that, here’s the recipe:

Wafu Herring Risotto

Roasted herring with original miso paste topped scallions and sesame, rice crackers and Japanese cucumber with dashi soup on the bottom. (Our prefecture Hokkaido, Japan, is famous for herring too!)
  • 1/2 Roasted herring fillet
  • 4 tablespoons Miso
  • 1 tablespoon Mirin (sweet sake)
  • 1 tablespoon Sake
  • 1/2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Egg Yoke
  • 1 tablespoon Chili paste
Mix together with herring in a bowl.
Put 2 oz white rice in mold ring in a deep plate.
Miso herring paste on the top of rice.
Lightly roast paste using cooking torch, making some aroma.
Put dashi and green tea bottom of the plate. Here is dashi green tea recipe:
  • 1 tablespoon Kelp dashi
  • 1 tablespoon bonito dashi
  • 4 oz Japanese green tea
Sprinkle rice cracker and cubed cucumber in the dashi.
add garnish with shredded scallions, sesame, and watermelon radish.
  • A bit of Shredded scallions
  • A bit of Sesame seed
  • A bit of Japanese Cucumber
  • A bit of Rice clackers

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