Nukadoko and Yuzu jam ぬか床とユズジャム

When I visited my parents last time, I got Nukadoko and Yuzu jam and so on from my mother.
I'm very happy for them.

I watch NHK serial TV drama 'Gochisosan' every morning, and Nukadoko has appeared many times. Nukadoko is a kind of bed of salted rice bran used for pickling. A heroine, Meiko inherited it from her grandmother and cherishes it.

I have wanted my mother's Nukadoko since I watched the drama. Her Nukadoko is more than fifty years old, but even my mother doesn't know how old it is exactly. Because when she got married, she got it from her relative.
My mother had increased the amount of Nukadoko and she made a lot of pickles for my parents' restaurant. Now they are retired and she uses it for a few pickles.
She told me that she put not only some kelp but also leftover fruits into the Nukadoko. Meiko also put persimmon rind into it on the drama (probably). My mother put various things into it.

These days I often put only one cucumber into it before meals. It's much easier than beer pickles or herring pickles I posted before to make. I usually keep the cucumber for about only two hours or more in it. My family says it's light though.
As you can see the color is darker than ordinary, but the taste of pickles made from the Nukadoko is wonderful.
I hope my son or his wife(?) will take it over in the future!


And my mother made some Yuzu or Japanese citron jam. It's very sour, but I like it very much. A neighbor next to my parents has a Yuzu tree and they got some. We took Yuzu bath every day at my parents' house then.


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Oh, I've hard of Nukadoko! I saw it in a drama. I want to make it. I sometimes see it in an earthenware pot.

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Hello, Always visiting.

Thank you for your comment.
I ordered a porcelain enamel pot instead of an earthenware pot for the Nukadoko.
I think a small pot is enough for my family at present.


Welcome to my blog.
I'm married and we have a son. I live in Hokkaido, Japan.
I like handmade things and Ikebana(arranging flowers).
I hope that you enjoy my articles and photos.

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