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Chinjao Rosu-style Chikuwa and Green Pepper Stir-fry

Chinjao Rosu-style Chikuwa and Green Pepper Stir-fry

This is a light and simple Chinjao Rosu made with chikuwa and green peppers. It'll get your appetite started in no time.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Green bell peppers
One package (about 4)
Red bell peppers
2~3
Chikuwa fishpaste sticks
4
Soy sauce
1 teaspoon
Katakuriko
1 teaspoon
Salt and pepper
a small amount
Sake
1 tablespoon
Oyster sauce
1 tablespoon
Doubanjiang (if preferred)
1/4 teaspoon

Steps

1. Cut the green pepper in half, remove the seeds, and julienne to 5 mm strips.
2. Cut the chikuwa in half vertically, and thinly slice at a diagonal.
3. Add * soy sauce and katakuriko to the chikuwa, and toss.
4. Heat half of the sesame oil in a frying pan, sauté the chikuwa from Step 3 over medium heat, and transfer to a plate once it has turned golden brown.
5. Add the remaining oil, sauté the doubanjiang until aromatic, add green peppers and sauté some more. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
6. One the green peppers have cooked through, add the chikuwa back into the pan, sauté together, add oyster sauce and sake, give it a quick stir, and turn off the heat.
7. It looks like Chinjao Rosu, right? It goes great with rice.

Story Behind this Recipe

I entered Itoen's recipe contest, and won the 20 different vegetables they use in their vegetable juice.
I used the green peppers and red peppers from that to think up a new recipe.