Sake-steamed shrimp with steamed mizuna and sushi rice

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Sake'
10 \N Whole shiso leaves
20 mediums Shrimp; peeled and deveined
½ cup Sushi Rice
4 tablespoons Low-sodium soy sauce
4 teaspoons Prepared wasabi paste
1½ cup Short or medium-grain rice
3 tablespoons Rice vinegar
1 tablespoon Sugar
1½ teaspoon Kosher salt
1 pounds Mizuna or other mild spicy green such as; baby kale or arugula
\N \N Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper



1. In a large saucepan, combine the sake with 1 cup of water and 2 shiso leaves, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, and simmer. Add the shrimp, and poach until light pink and the tails are curled, 3 to 5 minutes.

2. For each serving, spread 2 tablespoons sushi rice in a rectangle. Lay 2 shiso leaves on top, and arrange 5 shrimp, tail end up, on the shiso leaves. Serve with 1 tablespoon soy sauce and 1 teaspoon wasabi paste.

Sushi Rice: 1. Place the rice in a bowl, and gently rinse with cold water three to four times. Transfer to a strainer, and let rest about 20 minutes.

2. Heat the vinegar, sugar, and salt in a nonreactive pan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Set aside.

3. Place the rice and 1½ cups of water in a saucepan. Simmer, cover, and cook over very low heat until the rice is tender and the water evaporates, about 20 minutes. Transfer the rice to a bowl, and toss with the vinegar mixture.

4. For each serving, spoon a ½ cup of rice into a small cylindrical container lined with plastic wrap. Turn the rice onto a plate, remove the wrap, and smooth the rice.

Mizuna: In a large pot over high heat, bring 2 cups of water to a boil.

Place the mizuna in a steamer basket, place in the pot, cover, and steam until wilted, about 3 minutes. Drain and squeeze out excess water. Add salt and pepper, mold into twelve squares, and divide among four plates.

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Posted to recipelu-digest by "Valerie Whittle" <catspaw@...> on Feb 15, 1998

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