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Easy Appetizer! Chikuwa Stuffed with Umeboshi, Shiso Leaves, and Cucumbers

Easy Appetizer! Chikuwa Stuffed with Umeboshi, Shiso Leaves, and Cucumbers

This is a colorful dish with white chikuwa, and red ume, and green cucumbers. An easy appetizer prepared in a flash!

Ingredients

Chikuwa
1
Umeboshi (salt cured plum)
1
Cucumber
1/4
Shiso leaves
2 to 3 leaves

Steps

1. Prepare the ingredients. Make a cut lengthwise down one side of the chikuwa stick. Quarter the cucumber lengthwise. Remove the seed from the umeboshi, and mince.
2. Stuff the chikuwa with ingredients, starting with the shiso leaf, next with the ume paste, then the cucumber.
3. Slice up into as many pieces you need, and serve 'em up!
4. Here they are arranged differently.

Story Behind this Recipe

I thought up a new way to use my freshly pickled umeboshi from this year.