Simmered KABOCHA Squash (KABOCHA NO NIMONO). Given that Simmered Pumpkin (Kabocha no Nimono) is a long-standing home-cooking dish and also a vegetarian dish, I match it with other long-standing home-cooking dishes which can be vegetarian. The recipe for the Main includes tiny dried fish but to make it vegetarian, omit the fish or replace it with other vegetables. Simmered Kabocha Squash, or what we call Kabocha no Nimono (かぼちゃの煮物), is one of the most classic and popular simmered dishes in Japan.
Kabocha's thick and dense texture is closer to sweet potatoes than squash. Kabocha no Nimono usually has a sweeter broth than some other kinds of Nimono. But you can change to your liking. You can have Simmered KABOCHA Squash (KABOCHA NO NIMONO) using 6 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Kabocha is very hard to cut when it's raw, so please be careful. Kabocha squash is best simmered to enhance its natural sweetness and nutty flavour. Japanese cook it in a very simple way with soy sauce, mirin and sugar. What is a Kabocha Squash? "Kabocha" is a variety of Japanese winter squash.
It is also known as Japanese pumpkin in North America. It has a hard knobbly dark green skin with uneven white. Nimono basically means simmered dish (which is why I called this simmered kabocha! Bam!) , and it is a very common food genre in Japan. There are allll types of nimono, with the basic recipe being stock, and things being simmered, whether it's one thing or a combination of several.
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