Slice the zucchini into 6-7 mm wedges and cut the atsuage into 2 cm cubes. Thinly slice the green onion.
Oil a frying pan with sesame oil and heat it up. Add the zucchini and lightly stir-fry, then add the atsuage and chirimen jako and continue to cook.
After 1 minute of stir-frying, pour in the mentusyu and soy sauce, stir-fry everything together and stop the heat.
Transfer to a plate and serve topped with a sprinkling of sesame seeds and green onion.
Story Behind this Recipe
I thought of this recipe because I wanted to combine zucchini, an ingredient typically found in Western cooking, with Japanese-style cooking.
If you crush these atsuage up a little while stir-frying, the flavors will blend better. I used 2x concentrated mentsuyu. If you're using the straight type then please increase the amount of soy sauce a little.