Kombu no Tsukudani

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Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 3 hrs
Total: 3 hrs 30 mins
Servings: 2 servings

Tsukudani are simmered Japanese dishes flavored with soy sauce based soup. They are usually salty. Leftover kombu from making dashi can be used to make this side dish.


Steps to Make It

  1. Cut leftover kombu into thin strips.

  2. Put kombu, sake, and rice vinegar in a small pan.

  3. Pour some water enough to cover kombu.

  4. Bring to a boil and simmer kombu on low heat until softened.

  5. Add soy sauce and sugar.

  6. Simmer until liquid is gone.

  7. Stop the heat.

  8. Mix white sesame seeds in.