Japanese Taco

Japanese Taco
Staff Writer

Darko Zagar

Japanese Taco

The fusion of Mexican and Asian cuisines is happening everywhere, and this taco recipe is a simple approach to the trend with just a few essential Japanese ingredients.

1
Servings
8
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • piece of grilled eel, about 10 grams
  • cucumber
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  eel sauce
  • 1/2  large shiso leaf
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  pickled ginger
  • 1/8  Teaspoon  fresh wasabi
  • 1/8  Teaspoon  black sesame seeds

Directions

Peel and slice the cucumber into thin sheets and cut into 2-inch-by-5-inch pieces.

In a small bowl, put the eel with the eel sauce and warm in a microwave, about 30 seconds. To finish, layer the cucumber, shiso leaf, pickled ginger, and fresh wasabi. Top with the eel and roll up. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
1g
1%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Calcium, Ca
8mg
1%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Magnesium, Mg
3mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
7mg
1%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
45mg
3%
Water
3g
0%

Japanese Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Japanese Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chili peppers as well as sugar and garlic.