Osechi Simple Matsumae Pickles

Osechi Simple Matsumae Pickles

Eat this for Osechi (New Year's feast), on top of warm rice, or with a glass of your favorite alcohol. It's great on other occasions and makes a fine replacement for vegetables and side dishes at parties.

Ingredients: 10 servings

Surume-ika (dried squid)
Hidaka kombu
1/2 sheet
Herring roe (if you have it)
as desired
●Soy sauce
50 ml
50 ml
150 ml
●Red chili pepper


1. Wipe the dried squid and kombu lightly with a cloth and julienne.
2. Julienne the carrots.
3. Add the seasonings marked ● to a pan and boil until the alcohol has evaporated.
4. Once the mixture from Step 3 has cooled, add the dried squid, kombu and carrots.
5. Leave to pickle for at least 1 night for the flavors to meld.
6. [How to Store] Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week in the refrigerator. Always use dry and clean chopsticks when handling to prevent contamination.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a recipe we always cook at home for the New Years, but since my husband loves it so much, we often keep this stocked in the refrigerator.