Today I tired the Potato Macaroni Salad recipe from page 131 of the book.(my adjusted version of the recipe below)
The reason why I choose to make this recipe out of the book, was because I love both pasta and potato salad and combining the two sounded interesting. I did adjust some things to match my & BF's taste, and below is my version of this recipe. I have to say that I liked the spice combination of this recipe, however in my opinion the macaroni doesn't add anything. It is completely unnoticeable flavor wise because all the other ingredients taste stronger. So next time I will use just more potatoes, but try and taste for yourself:
For 6 small portions you need:
1 large potato, peeled and in small cubes
60 gram uncooked macaroni
60 gram of surimi, shredded (the original calls for 120gr, however the BF doesn't like it too fishy)
1 hard boiled egg
2 hands of frozen peas (the original had less, but I upped it)
mayonnaise (original uses 1/2 cup, but I don't use cups, I just added it gradually to taste)
1/4 tsp hondashi (Japanese bonito fish soup base)
some salt & pepper
1/2 tsp sugar (original was 1/4 but we like things sweet)
Cook the potato and the macaroni in separate pots, until soft. Drain it and let it cool completely. I always do this by running cold water over it. Combine everything in a large bowl and mix well. I added the mayonnaise last, in bits. I added some straight out of the bottle, mixed well and then taste if I liked it. So I have no idea how much I actually used. But just add it in parts until it tastes good to you. Then let it cool in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before serving. You can add a bit more mayonnaise before serving if you think it is needed.
I will submit this post to the Hello Japan challenge from In Spring it is the Dawn, where the challenge for February is all about Japanese cooking! So this is the perfect challenge for us bento enthusiasts to join! It is a lot of fun and there is a price to win :) Hopefully I will see all your nice entries appear there!
And also in the Whip Up Something New challenge, where people share the new recipes they tried :)