Easy Simmered Taro Roots and Squid

Easy Simmered Taro Roots and Squid

This is easy because you don't need to parboil the taro root. This is a sticky country-style simmered meal.
Even the squid is tender!

Ingredients: 2 servings

1 whole squid
Taro root
★Ginger (shredded)
about 2 thin slices' worth
★Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
1/2 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
Dashi stock
400 ml
Green vegetables such as string beans


1. Remove the guts and cartilage from the squid and wash the squid. Cut the suckers off of the tentacles one at a time, holding each of them. Cut the body into 1 cm rings. Peel the satoimo, and cut large ones in half.
2. (Boil it until it looks like the photo). Put 50 ml of the dashi stock into a pan with the ★ ingredients and bring to the boil. Once boiled, add the squid and simmer/fry it for about 2 minutes. Once done, put it on a plate and keep aside.
3. Put the satoimo into the pan used for the squid, add the remaining dashi stock and put this on a high heat (if the dashi stock isn't enough to cover the satoimo, add water).
4. Bring to the boil, lower the heat to medium and put a drop-lid (otoshibuta) on top. Simmer for about 10 minutes until the satoimo are soft.
5. Once the satoimo are soft, return the squid to the same pan. Simmer until there is no liquid remaining while shaking the pan. Boil the green vegetables (the string beans) with salt. Serve the simmered squid and satoimo, then decorate with the beans.

Story Behind this Recipe

I never ate much simmered food as a child, but as I grew up, I came to understand how delicious it can be.
I make this all the time in the winter.