Easy and Quick Imitation Crab and Cabbage with Umami-Rich Japanese Leek Sauce
No need for rubbing in salt or draining the water. It's easy. The umami-rich flavor of the imitation crab and Japanese leek comes melting through like cream. All you do is to pour the multipurpose sauce over shredded cabbage.
Slice the leek into thin rounds. Chop the imitation crab into half and loosen. Combine all ◎ ingredients and microwave for 1 minute. Combine with the miso and set aside to cool down. Mix in the mayonnaise.
Shred the cabbage and dish it up. Pour the mixed ingredients from Step 1 over it, and serve.
If you like sansho pepper, enjoy with about 2 shakes.
Story Behind this Recipe
I was still reluctant to cook a week after the Tohoku Earthquake. I spent those days cooking dishes that were easy and quick. So, I decided to choose and post some of those dishes that I felt would be worth making again (and were easy and tasty).
-You can eat imitation crab as it is, but if you heat them up, they become really rich in aroma and umami. The key is to microwave for 1 minute for the best results. -The sauce itself is strong because the whole point is eating it with lots of cabbage, Please eat lots of cabbage, just like how it's served in the picture!