It’s a meal that cooked itself on the table. A nabe (Japanese hot pot). Yukiguni (Snow Country) -for those that don’t follow – is the nickname of an area of Japan, the West side of Japanese Alps, facing the Sea of Japan. The main ingredients used today are from there. It’s not a classic but an improvisation.
Preparation is basic : put veggies on a plate.
Shimeji mushrooms and shungiku (chrysanthemum leaves).
Konnyaku noodles, whites of negi leeks, benishiki sprouts (to garnish the rice, not to put inside the pot).
Hand-made momen (cotton) tofu, carrots and yukiguni miso. Yes, it’s miso from the Snow Country.
The illustration is from the box of “nihonkai miso” (Sea of Japan miso), the koji miso of Little Yuki (or Miss Snow). It’s fermented rice (koji) miso. Very sweet.
The rice is koshihikari from the Yukiguni too. So everything is assorted.
This is the nabe (=pot) on the fire. I have pre-boiled the crab and collected a part of the broth and filtered it.
You fill in a little of everything…
And you put on high heat. Can you see the maelstrom ? You can also cover the nabe with its lid for a few minutes.
Everything has got an enhanced taste from that collective public bath…
I had actually 2 plates of veggies. I ate the first and the crab, that was a meal.
Then I filled the pot with the second set of veggies and tofu, to eat later. The leftover soup is particularly delicious as tastes are concentrated.
That’s a healthy party mood meal. If you want to celebrate with family and friends and some of the guests are worrying about their waistline, go for a veggie and seafood nabe.
The whole set : crab, veggies, leftover…
Cal 652.5 F7.4g C102.9g P48.9g