Hamburg Steak With Blue Cheese Sauce & Roasted Cabbage


It seems like extra trouble to have to read a recipe so I tend to cook what I can cook without recipes, this is why I don’t often use the recipes I learn at cooking classes and I know that is a shame.  So, here I am, cooking what I learned at the cooking class I took in Tokyo.  Hamburg Steak With Blue Cheese Sauce, Roasted Cabbage and Rice With Watercress & Sesame Seeds.  Sadly I wasn’t able to find spring cabbage so I used Japanese “Green Ball”, which is sort of similar to spring cabbage.


Japanese love eating seasonal vegetables, we always make a lot of fuss about the new season’s vegetables.  I wonder if others do the same.  I think Italians tend to do that but I don’t think English care so much about seasonal vegetables.  They do eat seasonal vegetables of course but I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone saying things like “Oh, it’s spring cabbage season!”  or “New Onion season?”  or “Geeen pea season!” and getting excited about them.  Maybe strawberries or some other seasonal fruits but not vegetables.  My husband laughed when I told him the theme of the cooking class was “spring cabbage” because he obviously doesn’t find cabbage exciting.


Anyway, maybe Green Ball isn’t as tender as spring cabbage, and it needed a little longer cooking I think, it wasn’t as tender as it was in the class.  It becomes even sweeter if it was cooked until completely tender.  It was still sweet and tasty, though.  The rest was a big success and my husband enjoyed everything.  I didn’t use the black & white Scandinavian plates because they are the same as those used at the class and I wanted to make some sort of a change and decided to go for the plain black plates, but I think they look nicer on plates that have some patterns because the colours of the food is quite monochrome.  Anyway, I’m pleased with the results of my efforts today!







2 Comments Add yours

  1. Hunida says:

    It looks exactly the same as the cooking class! Yum!

    1. Noodle says:

      Thank you! The cabbage was less cooked, but the rest was pretty similar.

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