Baby Scallop Tsukudani--a Perfect Bento Item

Baby Scallop Tsukudani--a Perfect Bento Item

A delightful sweet and savory ginger-tinged flavor that is a perfect side dish to rice. With its strong seasoning, it will keep in the fridge.

Ingredients: An easy-to-make amount

Baby scallops
about 20
a thumb's worth
☆ Sugar
2 tablespoons
☆ Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
☆ Granulated dashi stock
1 teaspoon
☆ Water
200 to 300 ml
☆ Sake
2 tablespoons


1. Finely julienne the ginger. In a small pot or frying pan, combine all of the ingredients marked with a ☆ with the ginger and bring to a boil.
2. Add the baby scallops and simmer until the liquid has almost completely boiled away.

Story Behind this Recipe

These are perfect as space fillers for obento.
They're also time saving, since they can be made in advance.