Komatsuna Japanese Mustard Greens with Sesame Dressing

Dressing foods in a sesame-based sauce is one of the basics of Japanese cooking. Freshly ground sesame makes all the difference.

Komatsuna Japanese Mustard Greens with Sesame Dressing
Photographed by Osamu Enomoto


Recipe by
Junko Takagi

Easy

Vegetables

Healthy

Quick

60kcal

10minutes

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 2/3 bunch komatsuna Japanese mustard greens (200 g)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp white sesame
    Note

    Either whole or ground.

  • [A]

    • 1/2-1 tbsp dashi
    • 3/4 tbsp soy sauce
    • 1 tsp sugar

Directions

1

Wash the komatsuna and drain lightly. Cut off the roots and cut into 4 cm lengths. Put in a heat-resistant bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Microwave (600 W) for 3 1/2-4 minutes. Rinse under running water till cool and drain.

2

Pour the white sesame into a suribachi grinding bowl and, without covering, microwave for about 1 minute and 20 seconds. Grind while hot, add [A] and combine. Add the komatsuna and mix thoroughly.

Advice

After adding [A], grind thoroughly to blend the sugar.

Tips

[Suribachi] A mortar. Japanese mortars have radial patterned dents on the inner side to make ingredients into particulate pieces or paste.