Crab Meat Omelette
Tenshinhan is a delicious dish made up of a fluffy crab meat omelette served on a mountain of rice and then drizzled with a glossy sweet vinegar sauce. Not only is it extremely tasty, but it's super quick and easy to make too!
what you'll need:
» dried shiitake mushrooms
» cooked rice
» spring onion
» imitation crab
» Japanese mayonnaise
» grated ginger
» sesame oil
» green peas
for the sauce:
» unsalted butter
» soy sauce
» chicken stock
» light brown sugar
» rice vinegar
» slurry (potato starch mixed with water)
Soak the dry shiitake mushrooms in a bowl of cold water for 20-30 mins. (Use this time to cook rice.)
Melt butter in a pan and add soy sauce, chicken stock, light brown sugar and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil.
Lower the heat to a simmer. Mix potato starch and cold water in a small bowl to make a slurry and add it to the sauce along with rice vinegar.
Simmer and stir occasionally until slightly thickened and glossy. Turn off the heat and leave it on the stove to keep it warm. (Reheat before serving if necessary.)
Once the shiitake have rehydrated, remove them from the water (keep this for later), remove the stems and slice.
Finely dice the spring onion and shred the imitation crab using a fork.
Whisk the egg
Crack the eggs into a mixing bowl and whisk until the yolks and whites are combined.
Add crab & veg
Add the crab, spring onion and shiitake mushrooms to the egg and whisk.
Add 1 tbsp of shiitake dashi (leftover water from the soaked shiitake) per serving along with Japanese mayo, grated ginger and a pinch of salt and pepper. Whisk well.
Heat the pan
Heat a pan on medium-high and add oil. Swirl the oil around the pan so it's evenly covered and pour the egg mixture in.
Whisk the egg for the first 30 seconds and then turn the heat down to medium. Continue to cook until the egg is half cooked. Do not flip.
Remove from heat
Once the egg is half cooked, remove it from the heat. It will continue to cook with the residual heat.
Plate the rice
Make a mountain of rice in a deep dish.
Top with omelette
Carefully transfer the omelette from the pan over the top of the rice.
Reheat the sauce over the stove if necessary and pour it over the top of the omelette.
Drizzle with sesame oil and garnish with green peas for an authentic look. Enjoy!
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