Parboiled Broccolini Ready in 5 Minutes

Parboiled Broccolini Ready in 5 Minutes

An easy-prep parboiled dish with mildly bitter broccolini in a light dashi soy sauce. Enjoy the refreshing taste of spring. A touch of mustard or wasabi gives it into a taste for "grown ups."

Ingredients: 3 to 4 servings

1 bag
● Dashi stock granules
1/2 teaspoon
● Water
100 ml
● Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
● Mirin
1/2 tablespoon
● Japanese mustard, wasabi, or yuzu pepper paste (as you like)
to taste
Bonito flakes
to taste


1. If you have time in advance, prepare the broccolini by soaking the stalks in lukewarm water (about 30°C) for around 15 minutes to make the leaves fresh and crisp, then cut the stalks in half.
2. Parboil the stalks for 30 seconds in boiling water with a pinch of salt, then add the remaining nanohana and boil briefly for 30 more seconds. Rinse to chill, then thoroughly squeeze out excess water.
3. Dissolve the dashi stock granules in hot water (not listed), combine the ● ingredients in a bowl, then evenly mix everything together.
4. Chop the broccolini into bite-sized pieces, add to the seasoning mixture, and soak it a while to absorb the flavors. Transfer to a serving dish, sprinkle with bonito flakes, and serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

This recipe to use leftover broccolini is part of a 5-minute recipe series.