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Farmhouse Recipe - Komatsuna Greens and Chikuwa Simmered in a Light Broth

Farmhouse Recipe - Komatsuna Greens and Chikuwa Simmered in a Light Broth

Just sauté the komatsuna (Japanese mustard greens) and chikuwa (steamed fish paste sticks), simmer, and you'll be done! I love this preparation of komatsuna. If it's your first time cooking with it, definitely give this a try!

Ingredients: 2 servings

Komatsuna
200 g
Chikuwa
2
Bonito flakes
for garnish
Mentsuyu (or all-purpose dashi soy sauce)
200 ml (diluted to a mild flavor)
Vegetable oil
2 teaspoons

Steps

1. Chop the komatsuna into 5 mm pieces. Slice the chikuwa on an angle into 5 mm oblong wheels.
2. Heat vegetable oil in a pan, and stir-fry the komatsuna and chikuwa.
3. When the komatsuna is wilted, add the diluted mentsuyu. Simmer on low heat until the komatsuna is soft.
4. Try it after it's cooled down when the flavors have melded together.

Story Behind this Recipe

I make this every spring and fall when there's a good komatsuna harvest.