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Burdock Kinpira

A variation on a classic dish. Usually, we make this vitalizing dish with only carrot and burdock--rocket fuel in a cup, I call it. Combining the intensely strengthening burdock, with gently strengthening carrot, cooked as a high fire sauté for energy and then simmered for quiet endurance. This version, a powerhouse of energy in its own right, has a few more ingredients and is simply sautéed, giving high energy and enduring stamina.

Makes 2-3 Servings

Ingredient List: 

Avocado oil
½ dried chili pepper, seeded, minced
1 small sweet onion, thin half-moon slices
sea salt
1 cup fine matchstick pieces burdock
1 cup fine matchstick pieces carrot
1 cup finely shredded green cabbage
organic soy sauce
1-inch piece fresh ginger, grated, juice extracted

Step By Step Instructions: 

Heat a small amount of oil in a deep skillet. Sauté chili for several seconds. Add onion, a pinch of salt and sauté until onions are limp, about 2 minutes. Add burdock, a pinch of salt and sauté for 2 minutes more. Add carrot, a pinch of salt and sauté 1 minute. Finally, stir in cabbage, season lightly with soy sauce, add ginger juice and cook, stirring frequently, until the cabbage is limp, 2-3 minutes. Serve hot.