Shichimi Togarashi Spiced 'Ulu Hash and Sesame Wasabi Aioli

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin on September 9, 2009.

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Ingredients:

Shichimi Togarashi Spiced 'Ulu Hash and Sesame Wasabi Aioli

Sesame Wasabi Aioli:

  • 2 tablespoons roasted garlic puree (see note)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 4 to 5 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons wasabi paste
  • 1 quart canola oil

Shichimi Togarashi Spiced 'Ulu (Breadfruit) Hash:

  • 2 1/2 pounds shredded 'ulu (breadfruit)
  • 1 1/4 pounds shredded russet potato
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup minced sweet onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 1/4 pound (1/2 cup) melted butter
  • Shichimi Togarashi spice (Japanese spice blend), to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Directions:

Sesame Wasabi Aioli:
Mix roasted garlic with Dijon, salt, lemon juice and sesame oil. Add egg yolks and whisk well, then slowly add canola oil while whisking to emulsify. When the mixture thickens, add vinegar as needed to thin and after all the oil is added, mix in the wasabi paste. Makes about 5 cups.

Note: to make roasted garlic puree, remove the papery outer covering of a head of garlic. Slice off the top of the head so most of the cloves are exposed. Place on a square of aluminum foil and drizzle 1 teaspoon olive oil over the cloves. Fold the foil over the head to completely enclose it and roast at 425°F for about 45 minutes (use a toaster oven to save energy) or until the garlic is completely soft and lightly browned. Squeeze out the cloves into a small dish. If you have leftovers, cover the pulp with olive oil, and store tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per 2 tablespoon serving (not including Kosher salt to taste):
210 calories, 24 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 25 mg cholesterol, 5 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 0 g protein

Shichimi Togarashi Spiced 'Ulu (Breadfruit) Hash:
Blanch ‘ulu and potatoes; drain and cool. Add ginger, garlic, onions, melted butter, shichimi togarashi, salt and pepper. Mix well and then divide in to 1/2-cup portions and place on griddle to cook. Brown one side and flip, add salt and pepper to taste, and brown other side. Makes 4 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (not including salt to taste):
730 calories, 44 g fat, 16 g saturated fat, 60 mg cholesterol, 200 mg sodium, 88 g carbohydrate, 13 g fiber, 26 g sugar, 6 g protein

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