Mochi could be one of my most favourite things to eat – ever. And that’s a big call because I like to eat a lot of things. There have been times in my life when I’ve pretty much eaten my weight in mochi.
Yes, yes, beef ribs again. I’m telling you – it’s going to be a thing if it isn’t already.
I cooked this dish on two separate occasions. The first time, I wasn’t intending to blog it. But as soon as I ate it, my head went, “This is so yum!” so I had to cook it again to take photos.
And it was an easy process because I just poached the ribs in a soy sauce master stock. Do you have a master stock? They are the best. If you’re thinking, “What’s a master stock?” it’s a flavoured liquid that’s used to repeatedly poach/braise food. Instead of discarding it after cooking, it’s used again and again, picking up more flavour each time.
I had bought beetroot with the intention of shredding them and eating them raw in a salad. And then… they sat in the pantry for a while. After a certain amount of time had passed (and I’m too ashamed to tell you exactly how long) the thought of eating them raw was, well, not good.
What to do, what to do.
And then I had a brilliant thought – brownies! Because that’s a logical next step isn’t it? Salad ——> brownies.
They’re such a dumb fruit. They go ripe so quickly. Even though I’ve gradually trained myself to eat them riper and riper, I still really only like bananas when they’re just ripe. I push through by eating them with something else (peanut butter, yessss) to reduce that ripe cloying flavour. Even so, I still end up with more bananas than I can eat so I’m always on the look out for interesting recipes.