7 comments on “Scallop and Shrimp Chawan Mushi with Smoked Quail Eggs

  1. That sounds really good. Now I have to find smoked quail eggs. Can you make it without those? Jason loves anything seafood so I know this’ll be a big hit.

    • Smoked quail eggs are hard to find. Try a store that specializes in Japanese foods. But the beauty of chawan mushi is that many things work. A tasty piece of grilled Crimini or Portobello mushroom would work well, as would a small piece of salted and grilled fish. In summer, fresh vegetable are nice – two or three sweat peas, for example, or fresh enoki mushrooms. Even a couple strips of lime or lemon rind, cut julienne style, create an attractive finish.

  2. Omg, I LOVE chawan mush and love everything about this recipe since it has everything I like. And yes, it’s really all about the element of surprise 🙂 Was lucky enough to go to Tokyo during the matsutake season — so I did enjoy a smokey broth in my custard. Btw, you have a lovely ramekin set!

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