December 04, 2006

Eating Burdock

Packaged ingredients. The top package is filled with beans sprouts. Shredded carrots and burdock are sometimes packaged together. The fried tofu is in a plastic tray in a plastic wrap.

This is a close-up. Burdock, gobou is on the right. You may be able to find it in an Asian market.

I don't know where I got this recipe. Most likely I saw it and adapted it. Most dishes use soy sauce, fish broth and mirin. For this one I only use soy sauce and sesame oil.

You need:
1 T sesame oil
1/4 c soy sauce
1 1/2 c shredded carrots
1 1/2 c shredded burdock (can be omitted or substituted)
2 c bean sprouts
2 blocks fried tofu

The tofu needs to be placed in boiling water for a few minutes to get rid of excess oil. Then cut it into cubes. The vegetables need to be rinsed. Heat 1 T of sesame oil in a pan. Put all of the vegetables in the pan. Stir. Then add the tofu. Then add 1/4 cup of soy sauce. If the taste is too strong add a little water to weaken it. If you need more, add more. Don't stir the tofu too much or it will break. Try to move it around where it is in the sauce so it will soak it up. Serve on rice.

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