Hijiki Salad
Cuisine: Japanese
  • 30g dried hijiki - I bought from Daiso
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 part of lotus root
  • A little oil
  • 3 cups dashi - I used instant dashi powder
  • 6 TBSP mirin
  • 3 TBSP sugar
  • 6 TBSP soya sauce
  1. Soak hijiki in water for 30 minutes. Water to cover all hijiki.
  2. Drain the hijiki after soaking. Wash the hijiki under running tap. Set aside.
  3. Remove the skin for carrot & lotus roots and shred them into thin slices - I use a normal manual vegetable shredder.
  4. Prepare Dashi and set aside.
  5. Heat oil in a pot and add carrot & lotus root. Do a light fry.
  6. Add hijiki into the pot and mix well with the carrots & lotus roots.
  7. Add dashi and let it boil - make sure dashi cover most of the ingredients in the pot.
  8. Once boil, add in all the seasoning and mix well.
  9. Simmer with cover for 30-45 minutes.
  10. Remove the cover and let it continue to simmer. The aim is to reduce the sauce until you can see the bottom of the pot. Once this is done, it's ready!
Recipe by BZMOMMY'S MUSINGS at https://bzmommymusings.com/hijiki/