Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Stir-Fried Komatsuna and Crab Meat

Hi! Thanks for your concern! My cold is getting better after taking the cold medicine behind-the-counter :) It works when I don't expect that much, you know!

For lunch, I again had the $10 Fugu Chiri Nabe! The menu ends in February, so I was lucky to go there again!

Anyway, do you know komatsuna? It is called "Japanese mustard spinach" in the US supermarkets. I have a really easy & delicious recipe for you!

Stir-Fried Komatsuna and Crab Meat

Difficulty: Very Easy
Time: 5min
Number of servings: 2

200g (0.4lb.) komatsuna (Japanese mustard spinach)
40g (1.4oz.) imitation crab sticks
cracked salt and pepper
2 tsp. sesame oil

1. Cut komatsuna into bite-size and separate the stalks and leaves. Thinly tear up imitation crab sticks.
2. Heat sesame oil in a frying pan, and fry the komatsuna stalks until slightly softened.
3. Add the komatsuna leaves and the strips of imitation crab sticks in the pan and stir fry until leaves are wilted.
4. Season with cracked salt and pepper and serve.

You can substitute komatsuna with spinach. But you need to precook (boil) spinach to remove oxalic acid. Komatsuna contains less oxalic acid than spinach, so you can stir-fry without precooking.

My original recipe in Japanese is here.

I had my eyelash extensions done again this evening! I just thought it costs almost the same as juke tower... Never mind!!!

I am going to take off from work and attend an awarding ceremony tomorrow! I hope it is something worth to attend...

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  1. Ochi,

    How are you recently?You catch cold??Must take care of yourself since weather kept on changing..

    I'm okay with my boyfriend.Couples fights sometimes..

  2. Hi Ochi,

    You must really like Fugu Chiri Nabe, the dish looks very appetizing. I like your Komatsuma recipe too, I would have to probrably use our fresh spinich here!

  3. Hi jose,

    I am really fine now. I got rid of my cold pretty fast this time!!! But yes, I need to care myself under this changeable weather.

    Couple of fights are okay, jose! But glad to hear that from you!!!

  4. Ohayo jo,

    Yes! That nabe is worth to eat, so I like it!

    You can also use spinach! But I like Komatsuna because it contains less oxalic acid than spinach, which means you don't have to boil before stir-frying ;)

  5. Hello anGeLine,

    Thanks a lot for your concern! I am okay now :)


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