Sweet Simmered Kumquats (Kinkan No Sato-Ni)

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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
    kumquats, pricked 2-3 times with a skewer (to keep them from splitting open and shriveling)
  • For Simmering
  • 1 14
    cups water
  • 5
    tablespoons sugar
  • 13
    teaspoon salt
  • 2
    tablespoons sake
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place kumquats in plain water to cover and simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes to remove any harshness or bitterness, Drain and discard water.
  • Place kumquats and simmering ingredients in a small saucepan, bring to a boil over medium heat, and simmer for 30 minutes, uncovered. Cool and let rest in the simmering liquid overnight.
  • Serve at room temperature, 3 kumquats per portion with 1 tablespoons of the pot liquor spooned over them.
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