Shio Koji Preparation

Shio-Koji again!
But this time, Salt ratio is 30%!
Since I don’t have fridge right now, I think 30% is better.
(Less % is better if you can store it in the fridge)

Of course, the process is same as usual.
Koji!
(In Melbourne, Rice Koji can be available from Fuji Mart in South Yarra)

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Add salt !

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Mix well !

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And pour water !

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Then mix well again !

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Until it become like this !

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Put a lid and wait 1 week for fermante. During this week, mix once a day.
(Depend on the weather/seasons, fermante takes shorter or longer)

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Cheese & Tomato canape ~Shio-Koji~

For your easy lunch or snack, what about cheese & tomato canape.
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However, there is a problem with Australian Tomatos. It tastes like patatos !!
What happen to them??
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Well. There is a easy solution here.
Shio-Koji makes your tomato miracle-yummy one.

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Slice tomato as usual, and put some Shio-koji on it.
This Vita-Weat is my hit recently.
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You will surprise how tasty the tomato is.
Shio-Koji saves Australian Tomatos. (Temporary though)
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Salmon tomato sauce pasta – Shio-Koji magic –

Easy yummy tomato sauce pasta!
Today, we use tinned Salmon and tomato.
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Tip for this dish is again, Shio-Koji (Salt Koji) !!

First, prepare Salmon and Shio-Koji.
Tuna is also good alternative for Salmon.

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Mix Salmon and Shio-Koji and leave it over night.

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Koji bacteria works a lot again.
This step makes Salmon yummier (change protein to Umami) and give more nutritious,
also get rid of fishy stinky small.

Let’s start making pasta.
Normal step as you always make. Olive oil and chopped garlic.

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Then put onion. Wait until onion become golden colour.

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Start boiling pasta in another pot at this stage.

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Then open tomato tin.

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Put Salmon (The one you mixed with Shio-Koji last night) and tomato in to the pan.

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Prepare Shio-Koji again, and add it to the sauce.
If you like, balsamic vinegar and black pepper is also good for this sauce.

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So quick! It is quick, but full of Umami yummy tomato sauce is ready now.

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Serve with pasta. Put basil leaves on top. Enjoy ♫
If you like creamy pasta, you can add fresh cream for this sauce.

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