Hello! My name is Izumi Shoji.I am a vegetarian living in Tokyo.
My first English book will be out soon,so I started this blog in English.
Though I'm not good at English,I will update this blog once aweek.Please come and enjoy!
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Jul 29, 2011

Simmered zucchini with miso

Hello! I am happy to see you again. I will update this blog once a week.

Japanese like fish cooked with miso.Miso is a fermented food, it is good for your health.It is a delicious dish vegetable cooked with miso.
Today's recipe is simmered zucchini with miso.

ingredients for 1 person

4 oz zucchini
1 tbsp miso
1 tbsp mirin(or maple syrup)
3 tbsp sake
1 red pepper

Cut zucchini into bite-size.

Place the zucchini in a pot,and add miso,mirin,sake and red pepper.Bring to a boil over medium heat,then turn the heat down and simmer for about 8 minutes,until the zucchini is cooked.

This dish is complete.This is a very simple dish.Zucchini is very soft as melting.Please try!

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  1. Very delightfully simple and delectable. Thank You

  2. Very good recipe, thanks from Spain!!!

  3. I'm trying this recipe as I'm typing this, waiting for it to simmer! Had a quick taste and it's already delish! Can't wait! Thank you for this recipe, no, THIS BLOG!

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  5. Hi. I'll try this recipe soon. But, for your information, most of a zucchini's nutrition is in its peel. Per 100 grams (3.5 oz) of fresh zucchini, it has useful amounts of folate (24 μg/100 g), potassium (261 mg), and provitamin A (200 IU).