Kabocha nimono (Simmered kabocha squash) 南瓜煮物

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Nimono (煮物) means ‘simmered thing’ in Japanese. And while most vegetables can be simmered, the inherent sweetness and creaminess naturally found in kabocha


  • 1⁄2 small kabocha (~3 cups of cut pieces)
  • 1 cup konbu dashi
  • 1-2 tsp kokutou (Okinawan black sugar; alternatively muscovado or brown sugar)
  • 1 tbsp sake
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • Toppings: toasted and ground sesame seeds and or sesame oil


  1. Soften the kabocha by microwaving it on high for 4-5 minutes. Once it has cooled, cut it open and remove top and bottom stems, seeds, and...
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Kabocha nimono (Simmered kabocha squash) 南瓜煮物

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Recipe Yields:
4 - 6 servings