Papaya Stir-Fry

Papaya Stir-Fry

This is a green papaya stir-fry that is a standard home-cooked dish in Okinawa

Ingredients: 2 servings

Canned tuna
1 can (80 g)
◎Dashi stock
50-100 ml
◎Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
※Sesame oil (for stir frying)
1 tablespoon


1. Cut the papaya in half and peel the skin. Julienne the papaya with a slicer or something similar and soak in water to remove the acerbic taste.
2. Cut the carrot into the same sized thin strips.
3. Heat the sesame oil in a frying pan. Add the papaya and carrot and stir-fry so that they are coated in the oil. Once they become tender, add the tuna.
4. Add the ◎ ingredients and simmer until the liquid evaporates.
5. Once the liquid has evaporated, it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I had this in Okinawa and became addicted! When papaya are cheap, I make this dish! It's also great for bentos!
Whenever I make this at home, my husband very happily eats it.
Papaya fruit is good too, but please also appreciate this vegetable type papaya.