Sunday, December 09, 2012

Cooking with Taz: Stove Top Salmon

Here in Japan, because of limited space, grilling or baking isn't always an option. Here's a way to enjoy a delicious salmon dish that requires little time or space:

2 cloves garlic, minced
6 tablespoons vegatable oil
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
3 Salmon Fillet (skin on)
1 bay leaf (optional)

In a medium bowl, prepare marinade by mixing garlic, vegetable oil, basil, salt, pepper, lemon juice and parsley. Place salmon fillets in a medium glass baking dish, and cover with the marinade and bay leaf. Marinate in the refrigerator about 2 hours, turning occasionally.

Place fillets in aluminum foil, cover with marinade, and seal. Cook on medium heat approximately 15 minutes (more or less depending on thickness). Remove from foil and serve. :)

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Friday, December 07, 2012

Cooking with Taz: Homemade Hamburger Helper in Japan


Hamburger Helper?
I know this is bad stuff:  MSGs, trans fats, HFCS, white pasta, ETC.  There’s not much in the ingredient list that grows in the soil or eats things that grow in the soil.  It is not real food.  That's why I decided to make my own!  All ingredients can be found at your local 100 yen store and it is quick, simple and delicious.  Plus, your kids will love it!!!


500g ground beef

400g Macoroni (the type I use is ready in 8 minutes)

1 can diced tomato (450g)

2 cloves garlic (minced)

1 tbsp basil

Magic salt to taste

8 anchovy stuff olives sliced (optional)

1 large Eringi Mushroom (diced)

5 slices of your favorite cheese (I use a mixed cheese variety)

2 cans of water (use tomato can)


Approx. 20 minutes and serves 5


Season beef with magic salt and garlic, brown and drain.  Add tomato, basil, mushrooms, olives and water.  Bring to a light boil and add the uncooked macaroni.  Lower heat and, while stirring occasionally, cook for 8 minutes or until macaroni is tender.  Turn off heat and place your cheese slices on top while the Helper is still hot.  Stir in the melted cheese and server with garlic bread.



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Tuesday, December 04, 2012


Hello again readers.

 I'm back with some more good music for you! This time it's a song call "No Rush" by a Japanese artist named 大神:OHGA (Don't worry, the song is in OHGA is a really interesting person with a lot of character. That character shines through in his music and in this video:


His use of Projection Mapping for this project is pretty sick right?

Check out the Behind the scenes footage for a chance to win a cap, a mp3 of the song and an original key chain!


■Free Giveaway Campaign / プレゼントキャンペーン■

OHGA releasing 3 singles (all written in English) for 3 consecutive weeks!

For the first single "NO RUSH", 1 cap, the "NO RUSH" mp3, and an original key chain, will be given away to 2 lucky winners!

大神:OHGA、初の試みとなる全編英語曲を3週間連続リリース決定! 楽曲第1弾となる「NO RUSH」の発売を記念し、[ベースボールキャップ + オリジナルキーホルダー +「NO RUSH」mp3データ] を抽選で2名様にプレゼント! ~NO RUSH

Campaign Site~


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