Lotus Root Kinpira
This side dish is like rocket fuel, providing you with tons of essential nutrients, including folic acid to keep you big and strong. With ginger to stimulate circulation, this dish will set you on fire!
2 teaspoons avocado oil
1 cup fine match stick pieces burdock
1 cup fine match stick pieces carrot
1 cup thin half moon slices fresh lotus root
1-inch piece fresh ginger, grated, juice extracted
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley, for garnish
Heat oil in a skillet over high heat and saute burdock, with a pinch of sea salt, until shiny with oil, about 2 minutes. Spread burdock evenly over the bottom of the skillet and top with carrot, then lotus root. Squeeze ginger juice over top and add spring or filtered water to just cover burdock.
Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook for 10 minutes. Season lightly with soy sauce, cover, reduce heat to low and cook until all liquid has been absorbed into the dish, about 7 minutes. Stir gently to combine and serve hot, garnished with minced parsley.
Makes 3-4 servings.