Gobo Burdock Root Kinpira Recipe
6″ Gobo (Burdock root), cleaned and peeled (This is a long, brown,
cylindrical root looking thing, found in asian markets and excellent produce departments of grocery stores)
1 tsp cooking oil (i used peanut, anything is ok)
1 tsp sesame oil (unless you have allergies, obviously)
1/2 carrot, julienned
3 tsp GF tamari (or slightly less, to taste)
2 tsp each sugar, mirin, and sake
4 tbsp water
2 tsp cornstarch, mixed into 1 tbsp. of the above water.
Peel the burdock root and cut it into slightly oversized matchsticks and immediately put in bowl filled with water. When ready to prepare, drain off water.
Heat oils in a pan and saute the gobo for a few minutes, and add the julienned carrot. Mix evenly and add the seasonings. Cook for two minutes or longer and add cornstarch slurry. Let thicken, and then serve. Sprinkle with black or brown toasted sesame seeds if desired.