June 12, 2012

U+ME

June is the season for ume. They are often called plums, but it turns out that they are closer to apricots. Last year around this time, I made my first batch of umeshu (plum wine). Today's concept is a play on the word.


U+ME - when it comes to food, I think of how intimate sharing can be. Here is a meal that focuses on intimacy: One long strand of pasta with ume, garlic, shiso, and nori. Served on a single plate with two forks ( ok, I admit I was inspired by Lady and the Tramp ).



Stack neatly, cut off edges, and let dry. This is one looong strand of pasta!


The Sauce : ume, crispy garlic, olive oil, soy sauce, mirin

 Ready to eat, with my homemade umeshu to go with it. 

...and in the end, we'd meet somewhere in the middle.

3 comments:

Luz said...

Wow, Lisa, this is amazing. The food looks great, the pictures are wonderful, and the concept is cool!

-Luz

Diane said...

Oooh what is in that delicious looking sauce you have there?

ittybittybiki said...

How did the umeshu turn out?? :D. I remember when you bottled it. I can't believe its been a year already!

Pasta looks amazing ^_^!

-Vicki