Red Pepper Kinpira
Sweet and savory with just the right amount of heat, red pepper kinpira is one of my favorite ways to eat pepper. Easy to prepare and quick to cook, this dish is a great side served along with rice.
- bell pepper (2)
- sesame oil (1 tablespoon)
- sugar (1 teaspoon)
- soy sauce (1 teaspoon)
- red pepper flakes (1/4 teaspoon)
Mix the sugar, soy sauce and red pepper flakes in a small bowl and set aside.
Remove the top and bottom of the pepper, then cut down the side to open the pepper and remove the seeds. If your pepper is particularly long, cut it in sections so each section is about 1 inch long.
Cut each section into matchstick strips, about 1/4 an inch wide or smaller.
Once your pepper has been cut, place a skillet on a burner over medium high heat. Add the oil and wait until the pan is really hot.
Add the red pepper to the pan and stir to coat in the oil. Saute for about 5 minutes until the pepper has just softened, stirring occasionally.
Once the pepper has softened, add the soy sauce mixture and stir constantly until the moisture has dissolved. Take care not to let the pan get too hot at this point, because the soy sauce can burn!
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