Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Japanese Food: Renkon no Kinpira

Kinpira is a Japanese cooking style in which sliced vegetables are stir-fried and seasoned with sugar and soy sauce. Renkon has a snappy texture and a distinct appearance that will surely afford you many compliments!


2 servings


17 minutes


=3/4 lb Renkon (about 7″, thin sliced into wheels)
=1 small carrot (sliced crosswise and halved)
=2 tbsp soy sauch
=2 tbsp sake
=1 tbsp mirin
=1 tbsp sugar
=1 tbsp sesame seed
=1 tsp sesame oil
=1 tsp vinegar


=Mix 3 cups water and 1 tsp vinegar in a bowl, then marinate renkon for 4-5 min.
=Mix spices (soy sauce, sake, mirin, sugar) in a small bowl.
=Heat sesame oil in a frying pan and stir-fry renkon and carrots for 4 minutes.
=Add mixed spices and stir for 2 min over low heat.
=Sprinkle sesame on top and serve.

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