Friday, September 09, 2011

a different kinpira

I bought the latest issue of "Elle a Table" and as I was flipping through it, this recipe caught my eye because I like cashews...

A variation of kinpira.

I think if you search my blog for kinpira, a couple of variations will appear.

Anyway, I looked at the list of ingredients and had everything, so that is what I tried making last night.

Jakko, eggplant & nuts Kinpira
adapted from "Elle a Table Sept 2011" : for 2 servings

1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
pinch of dried sliced chili pepper

1 medium sized eggplant, cut in half then sliced thinly
2 small eringi, sliced thinly

10 grams jakko (small dried anchovy)
1/4 cup cashews, unsalted

1/2 tablespoon sugar
1/2 tablespoon shoyu
1.5 tablspoons sake (rice wine)

In a heated pan, add the oil and chili pepper
Add the veggies and toss to coat with the oil
Cook until all veggies are cooked through
Add the jakko and cashews, toss well
Add the last three ingredients and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated

NOTES: This was good, though I think I would add the nuts at the end instead, they got a bit "soggy" with the liquid and I think I would add a little more chili too.

I'm making this again, maybe using other types of veggies like bell pepper and/or carrots.

It's Friday, have a good weekend!


jalna said...

Veeeeery interesting!

Japan Australia said...

Interesting indeed! Hope everyone has a great weekend. It is hailing here at the moment which isn't nice :(

Japan Australia

Deb in Hawaii said...

It looks delicious. I am a cashew fan too. ;-)

Rowena said...

This sounds delicious. Glad you added the tip about adding the nuts at the end. I'm waiting for eringi to show up at the that mushroom!

K and S said...

interesting but good Jalna :)

hail?! wow J-A!

yeah for cashews, Deb!

I think our eringi is grown year round Rowena, I seem to see them all the time.

Take care everyone.