Kiritanpo Nabe: Akita Style Hot Pot!
"Kiritanpo" is a traditional dish of Akita made from freshly harvested rice. Did you actually know that it's not difficult to make kiritanpo on your own? Kiritanpo is delicious eaten by itself but more enjoyable when added into nabe, a Japanese hot pot dish. This post will introduce both kiritanpo and kiritanpo nabe recipes you can try on your own.
What is "Kiritanpo"(きりたんぽ)...?
The first step of making kiritanpo nabe is making kiritanpo. In this post, you will get to know the traditional recipe of kiritanpo and kiritanpo nabe.
Kiritanpo Recipe: Let's make kiritapo before making kiritanpo nabe!
-30cm long wood stick(Cedar would be the best)
Step2: Wrap around the rice around the cedar stick. 100grams of rice of 0.5-1cm thickness will be perfect. To make them stiffer, put some salt water on the surface.
Step3: Fix the shape and grill them with charcoal until they become lightly grilled on the surface.(You can put some miso on the surface if you like.)
Step4: Pull out the cedar stick out. and cut them diagonally 3-4cm wide.
Kritanpo nabe Recipe: Traditional Akita style nabe
-300grams of chicken(adding other kinds of meat including liver will make your kiritanpo nabe taste even better)
-Seri, a Japanese parsley
-6and a half cup of water
-Chicken dashi powder
-3/4 cup of soy sauce
-1cup of sweet sake
Step2: Add some chicken dashi powder, water, soy sauce, and sweet sake together into the hot pot and boil to make the broth.
Step3: First add chicken and them add kiritanpo. Vegetables shall be added after that. Japanese parsley shall be added at the last after all the other ingredients are well heated. Lid for few minutes and your kiritanpo nabe is ready.
Enjoy the only one traditional taste of Akita, Japan!
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