Rating: 4 stars
32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

I don't know what it is about this combination of flavors, but I could eat these every day. Even though it contains the right ingredients in the right proportions for a teriyaki sauce, which is what I was aiming for originally, to describe the flavor as such would be inaccurate. I'm usually perfectly happy with this and a bowl of rice as a meal in itself, but when I'm forced to share, it pairs well with roasted chicken or just about any kind of pork.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the sesame seeds into a large skillet over medium heat, and cook and stir constantly until the seeds are toasted a golden brown and make a continuous crackling noise, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the seeds immediately to a bowl to stop the cooking process. Set seeds aside.

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  • Place sesame oil in the hot skillet, and heat until it just begins to smoke (this should happen very fast). Place mustard greens into the hot oil, and pour in water. With a spatula, gently toss the greens until they are wilted and reduced in quantity, about 2 minutes. Mix in garlic, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sake, and sugar.

  • Bring the mixture to a boil, stir until sugar has dissolved, and cover the skillet. Reduce heat to a simmer, and cook until the greens are tender, 10 to 15 minutes. If a thicker sauce is desired, remove greens with a slotted spoon, and cook the liquid down to desired thickness; return greens to the skillet, toss in the pan juices, and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.

Tips

Cook's Note

Mirin vinegar is mild. Another mild vinegar (apple cider vinegar is great) can be substituted, but may slightly affect the flavor. Sake is rice wine. There are cooking varieties, but table sake works just as well in this. Sherry is a common substitute, but any not-too-grapey white to blush wine will work as well in this. If desired, minced ginger and/or red pepper flakes can be added with the garlic. I don't care for ginger, but I'm assured it's delicious in this.

Nutrition Facts

54 calories; protein 3g; carbohydrates 6.3g; fat 2.5g; sodium 247.3mg. Full Nutrition
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