Milan Pasta With Tomato Sauce Has A Simple But Profound Flavor

Milan pasta with tomato sauce has a simple but profound flavor

In a mansion standing in a prime location in Milan, a servant polishes silver tableware while a personal chef shows off his skills for the epicurean family that calls it home.

It's not a scene from a film, but a snippet out of the daily life that chef Tetsuo Ota experienced in his early 30s. At that time, Ota, who is now 38, worked under a company owner in the glamorous Italian city. Her house had a special room where tableware was kept. Each plate was wrapped in thin sheets of paper, and he recalls that even antique plates seemed new.

Clams With Pasta, Hey Vongole!

Clams with pasta, hey vongole!“Asari” clams that are getting plumper toward spring are simply delicious.
Kuniaki Arima, a chef of Italian cuisine, introduces spaghetti alle vongole with infused energy of the season.

Kabocha Turkey Pasta Recipe

Kabocha Turkey Pasta RecipeIngredients
8 ounces pasta, boiled according to package directions
4 tablespoons butter
1 shallot diced
1 cup Kabocha pumpkin cut into 1/4” cubes
1 cup cooked turkey cut into bite-size pieces
1 tablespoon chopped parsley or sage

Karasumi And Daikon Pasta Recipe

Karasumi and Daikon Pasta RecipeIngredients

2-3 servings
8 ounces dried pasta such as spagetti or linguine
3 tablespoons olive oil
leaves of 1 small daikon radish chopped
1/3 cup grated daikon radish with extra juice strained out
1 sac of Karasumi or Bottarga grated on a Microplane (reserve a little to top the pasta with)

Shiso Pesto Pasta With Uni Recipe

Shiso Pesto Pasta with Uni RecipeIngredients

2 ounces green shiso leaves (japanese perilla)
1 ounces grated pecorino romano
1 teaspoon kosher salt (halve if using regular salt)
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon lime juice (from 1/2 a lime)
8 ounces linguine, cooked according to package directions
small handful of pine nuts or coco nibs, toasted
1 ounce uni (optional)

Corn Soup Pasta

Corn Soup PastaHere’s a great way to use your leftover corn soup. It’s quick, fun, and delicious. It’s even quicker and still pretty tasty using instant corn soup, which is also very common in Japan.

Cabbage And Bacon Pasta Recipe

Cabbage and Bacon Pasta RecipeThe garlic and bacon mingle well together, and the cabbage gives it a satisfying texture. This is a great meal to make on a budget, but essentially it’s just a fancy bacon delivery system!

Japanese Mushroom Pasta Recipe

Japanese Mushroom PastaThis is a lightly seasoned Japanese pasta, and is great for a school or work lunch box. Enjoy!

1/2 lb pasta
5 mushrooms (sliced)
1/4 cup green onion (chopped)
1/2 onion (sliced)
1/4 lb pork (sliced)

Salmon Cream Pasta Recipe

Salmon Cream Pasta RecipeSalmon Cream Pasta is a popular item in Japanese-Italian restaurants. Not technically a Japanese dish, but it is popular in Japanese homes, so I thought I’d share it with you. Also, this tastes great with a little ikura (salmon eggs) on top.

Daikon Pasta Recipe

Daikon Pasta RecipeWe use ground daikon in many ways: with grilled fish, grilled egg, soba, nabe, etc. It makes for a light dish, also has lots of vitamin C, so it’s good for your health! This recipe contains a little bacon, and as you know, everything goes better with bacon, so enjoy!

Pasta Yakisoba Recipe

Pasta YakisobaYakisoba is a popular Japanese fried noodle dish. We typically use yakisoba (chuka) noodles for the recipe but we used angel hair pasta instead and it turned out really well!