Stir-fried Konjaku and Green Pepper (Konjaku To Piman No Itamemono)

Classic Recipes

Konjaku is a hard jelly made from a type of yam and has been an common ingredients in Japanese cuisines for nearly a thousand years. It’s used in various dishes in Japanese cuisine and known for is very low calorie, which makes it a perfect ingredient for dieting. This is a simple, delicious and healthy home cooked-dish which I learnt from my mother.

-INGREDIENTS-(serves-4)
500g Konjaku
2 Japanese green pepper (or 1/2 bell pepper)
1 tbsp Sesame oil

1 tsp salt

<Seasonings>
1 tbsp Sake
1 tbsp Mirin
2 tbsp Sugar
2 tbsp Soy sauce
1/2 tsp Chili rings

-METHOD-
1. Slice the Konjaku into 5mm thick pieces. Make a centimeter slit in the center of each piece and put one end through it to twist. Rub them with a teaspoon of salt and leave for 5 mins, then boil them for 3mins. This process helps remove the scum and unpleasant smell of Konjaku. Halve the green peppers and slice into 5mm strips.

2. Heat the sesame oil in a pan and add the Konjaku and the green peppers. Stir fry for a minute on a high heat.

3. Add the seasonings and stir-fry on a high heat until the liquid has almost evaporated.

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