Green Bell Pepper "Yakibitashi"

Yakibitashi is a cooking method in which ingredients are pan-fried, then simmered or steam-fried in flavored dashi. Enjoy the sweet bell peppers whole, seeds and all!

Green Bell Pepper "Yakibitashi"
Photographed by HIDETOSHI HARA


Recipe by
Satoru Uchida

Easy

Vegetables

Healthy

Quick

100kcal

20minutes

Calorie count is per serving.

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 4 green bell peppers
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • [Flavored dashi]

    • 65-70 ml dashi
    • 1 1/2 tbsp mirin
    • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    • 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar

Directions

1

Make shallow diagonal incisions 5 mm apart on one side of the peppers. Turn over and make similar incisions on the other side. Combine the [Flavored dashi] in a bowl.

Advice

Scoring the peppers will prevent them from bursting as well as speed up the cooking process.

2

Heat the sesame oil in a frying pan placed over high heat. Add the peppers and use a wooden spatula to press down and cook all sides until evenly browned.

Advice

The area near the stem is tough and bumpy, so press down firmly to cook evenly.

3

Pour the [Flavored dashi] into the pan and cover. Steam-fry for 3 minutes at medium heat. Uncover and turn over the peppers, then cover and steam-fry for 2 more minutes.