KINPIRA GOBO (SPICY BURDOCK ROOT SAUTÉ)

3 med. burdock roots
1 carrot
1 Tbs. tamari or soy sauce
1 tsp. rice wine or apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. honey
1 Tbs. sesame oil
1/4 tsp. hot pepper flakes
2 tsp. toasted sesame seeds

Scrub burdock root. Cut into 2-inch matchstick pieces. To remove bitterness, soak pieces in water for 20 minutes. Change water and repeat 2 times. Peel carrot and cut into 2-inch matchsticks. Mix soy sauce, vinegar, and honey. Stir-fry carrot and burdock for 3 minutes. Add pepper flakes and cook 30 seconds. Add sauce mixture and cook 1 minute. Serve garnished with toasted sesame seeds. Serves 4.


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