Sweet and Savory Simmered Gobo Burdock Root and Ground Chicken
The distinctive flavor of gobo burdock root matches perfectly with the umami of ground chicken. This sweet and savory dish begs to be eaten with a bowl of steamed rice!
Photographed by Takeshi Noguchi
Calorie count is per serving
Ingredients (Serves 2)
- 1 gobo burdock root (200 g)
- 100 g ground chicken
- 2 tbsp mirin
- 1/2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp sake
- 100 ml water
Place the blade of your knife against the gobo burdock root, tilted (with the blade pointed away from you), and scrape the skin off of the gobo burdock root. Cut it diagonally into slices 3-4 mm thick, then place the slices in water for about 3 min and strain.
Oil a frying pan with vegetable oil and preheat over medium heat, then add the ground chicken, breaking it up as you stir-fry. When the meat is broken up into smaller pieces, add the gobo burdock root and continue to stir-fry.
Once the gobo burdock root becomes translucent, add the sake and water. When it comes to a simmer, add the ingredients for [A] in the order listed, and simmer until all of the liquid is cooked off, stirring constantly.