Saturday, September 12, 2009

Recipe for Seafood Doria

Fans of Harvest Moon and Rune Factory will be familiar with certain 'staple' dishes that appear again and again in their Cookbooks in game after game. Many of them have French names and in some cases resemble the original French dish, but in other cases are a Japanese version of the original.

'Doria' is a case in point. Doria, originally French, has become very popular in Japan in a revised version. It is fundamentally a rice dish with a topping of sauteed ingredients in a white sauce.

In fact, there is a name for Western dishes adopted, then modified into Japanese cuisine: 'yoshoku'. It is possible that many 'Western' dishes found in Harvest Moon and Rune Factory cookbooks actually are popular in Japan in a different form from those found in the West. I hope to discover more about this as I work on Recipes for this site.

'Seafood Doria' can be found in many Harvest Moon games. Here is a Japanese recipe for Shrimp Doria:

Shrimp Doria

White Sauce:

•2 Tbsp butter
•2 Tbsp flour
•1 cup milk
•1/2 tsp salt
•1/2 tsp consomme powder

•1/2 tbsp. butter
•1/2 small onion, sliced or chopped fine
•4 white mushrooms, sliced or chopped fine
•8 - 10 medium shrimp, peeled and deveined


•2 cup steamed rice
•1/2 Tbsp butter


•2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

On low heat, melt 2 tbsp. of butter in a sauce pan. Add 2 Tbsp. flour and mix them, stirring well. When the mixture bubbles, add milk, using a whisk to stir constantly and continue stirring until it thickens. Season with salt and pepper and optionally, the bouillon seasoning of your choice. Set aside.

Using low heat again, saute the chopped onion in 1/2 tbsp. butter until soft and transparent in a skillet. Add mushrooms and shrimp and stir-fry until cooked. Add the white sauce made previously and mix thoroughly.

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F. Add 1/2 Tbsp melted butter to the steamed rice and stir lightly, then place the rice in a baking dish. Pour the cream sauce over the rice, sprinkling Parmesan Cheese on top. Bake in the oven for 10 -15 minutes until lightly browned.

Serves 2.

No comments:

Post a Comment