Persimmon and Arrowhead

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    as a Condiment
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Roots

By Diane Morgan

Published 2012

  • About

My colleague and friend elizabeth Andoh was very helpful with the research on arrowhead. During Japanese New Year’s celebrations, arrowhead (kuwai in Japanese) is colored yellow and cut to look like temple bells or pinecones. This holiday dish, which combines arrowhead with persimmons and dried plums or raisins, is a condiment or chutney. I consider Fuyu persimmons my wintertime tomato, often using them raw in salads. Slice, dice, or wedge them, peeling only if the skin is thick. The