Beating the Heat- Japanese Okura and Umeboshi

Recently it has been so hot that even Poto cannot take the heat…


Why not fight the heat with cooling foods like okura and umeboshi!  In Japan okura is commonly eaten with soy sauce and katsuobushi. It has a lot of fiber and also contains potassium. It is a great food to eat in the summer because of it’s cooling effects and refreshing taste. Umeboshi, or Japanese pickled plums, is another great food to eat in the summertime because it helps to fight fatigue.

Try mixing chopped okura, umeboshi, chopped red onion, soy sauce (mentsuyu works better), and a little bit of olive oil and serve over pasta! This was really delicious.



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