Baked Mentaiyaki with Scallop & Salmon

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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.

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.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 2 servings

100g scallops 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

Preheat oven at 180C.
Dice the scallops, salmon and the hash browns into small cubes.
Use a tiny spoon and remove mentaiko from its sac.

Mix Mentaiko with Kewpie and 1/2 lime juice.

Lightly spray some olive oil inside the small baking dish.
Place the hash brown at the bottom and scatter the salmon in the middle.

Place the scallop pieces on top.

Lavishly spread the mentai mixture over all ingredients.

Into the oven it goes and bake for about 10 minutes.

Add a sprinkle of mixed cheese on top.
Bake for further 5 minutes or until bubbly golden.

Remove from oven.
Garnish with parsley/ or herbs.
Season with sea salt and black pepper.

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.

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