Shirasu on Toast
Shirasu are baby Japanese anchovies boiled in lightly salted water and then semi-dried. You can make a great appetizer with shirasu on thinly sliced toast, like a mini pizza. It'll go well with beer!
Photographed by Manao Okamoto
Calorie count is per serving
Ingredients (Serves 2)
- 2 slices sandwich bread
- 20 g shirasu whitebaitNote
Baby Japanese anchovies boiled in lightly salted water and then semi-dried.
- 30 g pizza cheese
- Olive oil, as needed
- Black pepper (coarsely ground), to taste
If your grill is equipped with both an upper and bottom heating element, use the grill plate attachment (or aluminum foil) and place the bread on top. Spread olive oil over the bread with a spoon. Sprinkle with shirasu and cheese. Grill for 2 minutes at high heat. If using a grill with a heating element on one side only, preheat for 1 1/2-2 minutes and place the bread directly on the grill (do not use a grill plate or aluminum foil). Grill at high heat for 1 minute and turn over. Spread olive oil over the bread and sprinkle with shirasu and cheese. Grill for 2 more minutes.
Cut into 4 equal pieces and plate up. Sprinkle with black pepper to taste.