Unagi Stamina Stir-fry
Unagi (freshwater eel) is known for its stamina-boosting properties. Stir-fried together with various vegetables, this dish will give you the energy to get through the hot summer months!
Photographed by HITOSHI MATSUSHIMA
Calorie count is per serving.
Ingredients (Serves 2)
- 100 g unagi kabayaki
- Approx. 5 cm nagaimo yam (net 100 g)
- 100 g bean sprouts
- 1 bunch Chinese chives (100 g)
- Sansho pepper, as needed
- 1/2 tbsp sake
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- 2 tsp mirin
Cut the unagi into 5 cm wide slices and then lengthwise into 1.5 cm strips. Place on a heat-resistant plate. Sprinkle with 1/2 tbsp of sake and loosely cover with plastic wrap. Microwave (600 W) for 50 seconds.
Peel the nagaimo and cut into 1 cm wide slices. Stack the slices and cut lengthwise into 1 cm wide strips. Rinse the bean sprouts and drain thoroughly. Cut the chives into 3-4 cm lengths.
Heat 2 tsp of sesame oil in a frying pan and stir-fry the nagaimo. When fully coated in oil, add the bean sprouts and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the chives and stir-fry briefly before adding 2 tsp each of soy sauce and mirin. Stir-fry briefly before adding the unagi. Lightly mix together, then plate up. Sprinkle with sansho pepper.