Mizuna is a Japanese Mustard Green with a mild, sweet, tangy flavor. This tender leaf has been cultivated in Japan since ancient times. Mizuna translates from Japanese as water or juicy vegetable. Mizuna is loaded with vitamins and minerals and makes an excellent salad green. It is also very good in stir fries or soups.
*Udon for 2 people
*A bag of Mizuna ( 1/4 pound)
*12-16 Shrimp, peeled and deveined
*Sesame dressing(see below for recipe)
*optional* A handful of edible flower mix( In picture, borage flower, sunflower, anise hyssop leaf, yarrow leaf, lime basil, mizuna flower, dill flower)
1. Boil the udon according to directions on package. Make sure to rinse in cold running water after boiling so to keep al dente, cold and non-sticky. Drain and set aside.
2. On a large plate, make a nice bed of mizuna.( I use half a bag for one person)
3. Put equal portions of udon on the bed of mizuna and drizzle with the sesame dressing.
4. Top with shrimp and edible flowers and eat with chopsticks! Make sure to stir in the dressing!
Homemade Sesame Dressing
*4 Tbspns Tahini
*2 Tbspns Soy Sauce
*2 Tbspns Mirin, a Japanese Sweet Wine but can be substituted with sugar or maple syrup
*1 tspn of garlic paste
*1 squeeze of Sriracha Hot Chilli Sauce
Add all the ingredients together and mix well. If the consistency is thick, add a little water to thin it.