This green tea dressing is ideal for over salads, steamed vegetables and pasta (to be used like pesto). Elegant flavours of green tea leaves with natural sweetness of cashew nuts create a great harmony. All the goodness of green tea is sealed in this dressing.
- 1/2 tsp Clearspring Sencha Green Tea Leaves
- 4 tbsp Clearspring Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp Clearspring Brown Rice Vinegar
- 1 tbsp Clearspring Mikawa Mirin
- 1/2 tsp garlic paste
- 3 tbsp crushed cashew nuts
- A pinch of Clearspring Traditional Sea Salt
- Grind Sencha Green Tea Leaves in a suribachi (equivalent to pestle and mortar) to make a fine powder.
- Combine all the rest of the seasonings in a bowl.
- Add ground Sencha Green Tea Leaves and salt to taste.
After months of travelling and teaching Japanese cuisine around the world, Atsuko has settled in London to run an authentic Japanese home style cooking course, Atsuko's Kitchen.
Her recipes and techniques come from her mother and grandmother, who were both inspiring cooks and passed on their passion and knowledge to her.
Her sensei (teacher) Mari Fujii taught Atsuko Shojin-Ryori, a Japanese Buddhist temple cuisine using creative methods to make dishes using only vegetable ingredients.
After seeing the world and taking on the different food cultures she came accross, Atsuko has chosen London for teaching Japanese cuisine based on five fundamental traditional seasonings.
"My enthusiasm for food has been even more developed in London, where there are many chances to meet a variety of cultures and learn about their foods. In comparison, Japanese dishes are simple and tasty, yet have become very popular. You can make hundreds of everyday meals with just five basic seasonings: shoyu, mirin, sake, rice vinegar and miso. The only difference is in the technique used when making the dishes."
Miles away from Japan, Atsuko's ambition is to re-create with her students the life and tastes of her mother's kitchen in Kyushu.
As well as teaching, Atsuko also caters regularly for private parties and cafés using her unique style of Japanese cooking.www.atsukoskitchen.com