Thursday, September 03, 2009

Burdock Kinpira

This is another crunchy Kinpira recipe using Burdock. I omitted mirin in this recipe, you can add mirin or cooking rice wine, if desired. Carrot or shiitake mushroom shreds can be added too.

Preparation: 10 mins Cooking time: 10 mins

Ingredients (serves 2-4)
 180g burdock julienne or shreds
 2 tablespoons olive oil
 some toasted sesame seeds (optional)

 60ml water
 1 tablespoon sugar
 3 tablespoons light soy sauce
 1 teaspoon sesame oil

1. Place all the seasoning ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Set aside.
2. Heat oil in a wok. Fry the burdock for 3 minutes. Pour in the seasoning and simmer for 5 minutes or until it is dry.
3. Dish up, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and serve immediately.

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