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Kabocha Nimono

Kabocha Nimono

1 3/4 cups dashi or soup stock

1 lb kabocha 


1 Tbsp sugar

2 Tbsp soy sauce

1 Tbsp sake

Salt to taste


In a pot, place the kabocha pieces, skin side down, add the dashi and bring to a boil. 

On medium heat, cover and let simmer for 20-30 minutes, until kabocha is soft.

Add soy sauce, sugar, sake and salt, and reduce heat to medium low.

Cook uncovered for another 15 -20 minutes, until sauce has thickened slightly. 

Remove from heat and set aside to cool. As the kabocha cools, it will absorb more of the sauce. Serve either cold or reheated