Stuffed Peppers with Yamatoimo

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Stuffed peppers is a dish that can be found in many cuisines around the world. Here, I substitute the meat that is often used, with yamatoimo, which has a springy texture when grated and deep fried.

Ingredients

  • 8 green peppers
  • 600 g (1⅓ pounds) yamatoimo
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying

Simmering Broth

  • 50 ml (1⅔ fl oz) konbu dashi
  • 50 ml (1⅔ fl oz) Japanese soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp mirin
  • 1 Tbsp raw sugar

Method

Cut the top stem section and trim off tail end of the peppers. Gently remove pith and seeds.

Peel and grate yamatoimo. Place grated yamatoimo in a resealable bag and cut off one corner tip. Gently squeeze yamatoimo to fill the pepper.

Heat oil and deep fry stuffed peppers for about 30 seconds or when outer skins are a little charred. Remove and drain on absorbent paper.

Prepare konbu dashi and add soy sauce, mirin and sugar. Bring to the boil and add the fried peppers. Lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Arrange 2 pieces of peppers each in 4 individual shallow bowls. Drizzle with some simmering broth and serve.

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