Recipe courtesy of Mrs. Yamada

Japanese Bamboo Shoots with Sansho Leaf Sauce: Takenoko no Kinome Ae

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 16 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 6 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

Bamboo Shoots:

1 medium-sized fresh bamboo shoot

Sansho Leaf Sauce:

3 1/2 ounces (100 grams) white miso

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

3 1/2 ounces (100 grams) young sansho tree leaves

3 to 4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

1/2 cup sake

Directions

  1. Bamboo shoots: Rinse the bamboo shoot removing any debris. Place shoot in a pot and boil for 5 minutes. Peel away the outer layer to reveal the tender inner shoot. Thinly slice the shoot, diagonally
  2. Sansho Leaf Sauce: Place the miso and sugar in a microwaveable container, microwave on high for 15 to 20 seconds or until the sugar has dissolved or you may also place in a small pot and dissolve on stove top. Rinse and pat dry the sansho leaves. Place leaves in a mortar and pestle and grind until pulpy. Add the vinegar and continue to grind the leaves until smooth. Add the miso paste and the 1/2 cup of sake. Place the bamboo shoots around a plate and pour the sansho leaf sauce over the shoots. Add extra sansho leaves, as garnish.
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