Turnip and Roast Sesame Soup
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Japanese
Serves: 2 to 3
  • 12 oz. turnip, cut into ½ inch cubes (about 1 large or 2 medium)
  • 3 Tbs. sesame seeds, white
  • 1 small bunch greens, such as mizuna or shungiku
  • 3½ cups dashi stock
  • 1 Tbs. soy sauce
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbs. sake
  • ¼ tsp. Sichuan or sansho pepper, ground
  1. Roast sesame seeds in over medium-high heat until fragrant and browned. Grind in spice grinder and set aside.
  2. Blanch greens very briefly in boiling water to wilt them. Cool under running water, drain, coarsely chop and set aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan, heat dashi, soy, salt, sugar, and sake over medium-high heat. Add turnips and simmer 5 to 6 minutes until turnips are just softened, but still firm.
  4. Place 1 Tbs of sesame seeds, a portion of turnips, ⅓ of the greens, and a pinch of Sichuan pepper in each bowl. To serve, fill each bowl with the hot dashi stock.
Recipe by Rainy World Kitchen at http://rainyworldkitchen.net/turnip-and-roast-sesame-soup/