Okinawa Sweetened Taro Roots

READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 3-4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
Advertisement

DIRECTIONS

  • Wash and peel the baby taro roots then slice into 2-3 centimeter cubes.
  • Put the cubed taro roots in a pan then add a cup of water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil then cover and reduce the heat to low. Cook for about 15 minutes or until the taro roots are soft.
  • In a small bowl, combine the sugar, awamori and mirin then mix well until the sugar is dissolved.
  • After 15 minutes, strain the taro roots then put it in a bowl. While the taro roots are still hot, add half a tablespoon of butter then pour the sugar mixture. Mix well until the butter has melted.
  • Put the sweetened taro roots back in the pan then turn the heat on to high. Cook uncovered while stirring occasionally until the liquid evaporates.
  • Remove the sweetened taro roots from pan then put on a serving plate. Sprinkle with some toasted sesame seeds before serving.
Advertisement