Aww. The wooden one you pictured is solid but the metal one has holes. It could be a side dish to an American main dish such as roast chicken or meatloaf. Boil the taro to get rid of the bitterness and foam/scum. Thank you very much for trying this recipe and for your kind feedback! Ticket 4 (Optional): Follow JOC Facebook and then leave a separate comment below on this post. Cut the ginger into a rectangular piece (so each strip will be the same length). Sometimes we have leftovers and refrigerate them. I like a dash of yuzu dressing before serving and eat nimono with gohan and a simple furikake. Thanks! , Hi Suzan! October 2020. Please do not use my images without my permission. Sep 28, 2020 - Simple Japanese recipes for main dishes, appetizers, sides, lunch, dinner, desserts, and more! Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. It’s a classic Japanese recipe that everyone feels nostalgic and comforting. Buy our best-selling e-cookbook full of 33 easy and simple Japanese recipes! 658. Ticket 5 (Optional): Like JOC Pinterest and leave a separate comment … Soak in cold water for 1 minute and drain well. I had about the right level of water, according to description and photos. Set the katsuo dashi aside for now. The texture was silky, smooth and the flavor was amazing. I know, it’s a very… boring, not so exciting dish. I’ve lived in Japan a number of years and to be honest satoimo is not my or my Japanese husband’s favourite thing. If you live in an area with a sizeable Italian, Greek or other Mediterranean immigrant population, as well as us Asians, chances are you can get a hold of good … Thank you for your honest feedback. And Happy New Year to you and your family! Buy our best-selling e-cookbook full of 33 easy and simple Japanese recipes! Not all nimono dishes need to be made with dashi. Give it a try and you’ll discover why it is widely enjoyed in Japanese cuisine. The oil helps lock in all the flavors inside the taro and prevent umami from going away. Does this mean covered with the otoshibuta, or covered with a regular lid? Thanks. The result is so full of flavor and perfect for meal prep. If you feel that liquid is evaporating too fast, you can cover the regular lid (and you still need to use otoshibuta). Learn more about Just One Cookbook's favorite products. Can you make this with konbu dashi and not katsuobushi to make it vegetarian? Hi, Nami san! Shop recommended products from Just One Cookbook on Amazon.com. Thank you for your kind feedback! Kabocha’s cooking time is really depending on the skin + flesh thickness. If consumed raw, it can cause mild irritation and itchiness and the flesh is slimy. Thank you, Hi Adam! thank you <3. Taro will be slimy so be careful when you’re handling with the knife. Hi Ima! A humble yet wonderful way to appreciate the remarkable texture and pleasant sweetness of this starchy root vegetable. Why then bother cooking with it? For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website. Cover with an otoshibuta (drop lid) and cook for 20-30 minutes (depends on size, and skin takes time to cook), or until the kabocha has a tiny thin crack near the skin (it’s a sign for doneness!). Place the otoshibuta back and simmer for 20-25 minutes (depends on the size of taro - mine is large). Thanks so much!!! Well now I know for next time. We added more clear directions to the recipe card. 4.42 from 12 votes. The kabocha squash was buttery smooth and had a wonderful, savory flavor. I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe! Wash the taro with water and drain. A perfect vegan dish! Do you know, if I make it in the IP, do I still need a lid? Sprinkle kosher salt over the taro and rub with your hands. Update Company. I’m so happy you enjoyed it! . As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you very much for sharing your story and for your kind feedback.☺️. Remember, kabocha skin is edible and nutritious. Thank you for trying this recipe! And it’s okay to peel the thick skin off. The ratio of the flavoring ingredients differs according to personal taste, regional preference and so on but the basic combination is the same. Unfortunately I think this is the first dish I’ve given a 3/5 on this site. Thank you so much for trying this recipe and for your kind feedback! How many minutes would you set it for? Looking for gluten-free recipes? When working with an ingredient that requires some time to cook, make sure to season it with sweet condiments such as mirin and sugar. Bring to a boil again. Hi Lorraine! Kabocha no nimono (Japanese simmered squash) November 18, 2019 by Caroline's Cooking Kabocha is a bright, sweet squash and this classic Japanese way of preparing it, kabocha no … I don’t usually use it when I cook in IP. Love the site!!! Oishi came out perfect. JOC eCookbook is now available! 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