Japanese cuisine has an emphasis on seasonal ingredients and differs throughout the year. Dishes are usually served with a side of rice or miso soup. Fish is also a major element of traditional Japanese food, either grilled or served raw as sashimi or in sushi.
Capture the essence of true Japanese cuisine in your own kitchen. Be sure to try Nuno Mendes' salmon skin with fried aubergine, Geoffrey Smeddle's skate wings recipe - which poaches the fish in miso and ginger with chilli and coriander or Scott Hallsworth's beef fillet tataki with onion ponzu and garlic crisps. For a Japanese comfort food favourite, try Sally Abé's chicken katsu curry recipe.