Thursday, August 21, 2014

Cooking Lab - Baked Mentaiyaki with Scallops and Salmon (明太子創意料理 - 帆立と鮭の明太焼き)

Mentaiyaki is a special Japanese dish that is not commonly available. It is considered a delicate gourmet and the price can fetch up to $30 for a small 'not-too-generous' dish. 

The best thing is that you can make this at home and have it at anytime. It is relatively simple and the taste is utterly delicious. 



(c) GMV - Got My Vote!

My brunch concoction is packed with sweet scallop, omega 3 salmon and a sea of creamy mentaiko. 

It is so very good on toast or crostini. 


只要有新鮮的明太子 , 拌一下簡單的 調味 , 就能做出一份溫醇又夠味的烤蛋。粉嫩的色澤 , 微辣又微鹹 , 讓人看了開心~~


- 100g scallops
- 100g salmon 
- 2 mentaiko sacs 
- 2 tablespoon Japanese Kewpie mayonnaise 
- 1 small lime 
- 50g mixed cheese 
- 2 hash browns 
- 2 sourdough bread slices 
- 5g parsley or micro herbs 
- Sea salt and black pepper 


1. Preheat oven at 180°C.

2.Dice the scallops, salmon and the hash browns into small cubes.

3.Use a tiny spoon and remove mentaiko from its sac.

4. Mix Mentaiko with Kewpie and 1/2 lime juice.
5. Lightly spray some olive oil inside the small baking dish.

6. Place the hash brown at the bottom and scatter the salmon in the middle.

7. Place the scallop pieces on top.

8. Lavishly spread the mentai mixture over all ingredients.
9. Into the oven it goes and bake for about 10 minutes.

10. Add a sprinkle of mixed cheese on top.

11.Bake for further 5 minutes or until bubbly golden.

12. Remove from oven.

13. Garnish with parsley/ or herbs.

14. Season with sea salt and black pepper.

15. Serve hot with toasted bread or crostini on the side.

It is a quick and super-indulgent appetizer perfect at 7am or 7pm. 

It is creamy delicious filled with baked scallop and salmon. It is finger-licking delicious and worth the wait.