Here is a much simpler recipe for Gobo (burdock root) that is very tasty:
2 burdock roots (gobo), approximately one foot in length
1 tablespoon cooking oil or fat
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sake
2 tablespoons sugar
1. Wash and peel the burdock root (gobo) by scraping the skin off with the back of a knife. Cut the root into 4 inch length segments, then quarter each root lengthwise, or cut into matchstick-size pieces. Place the prepped root in an ice water bath with a splash of vinegar as you go along. Let the cut root soak for at least 5 minutes before draining and proceeding with the recipe.
2. Place a sauté pan over medium heat and add the oil. Sauté the burdock root for 4 to 6 minutes, until the roots is lightly browned.
3. Add the sake, soy sauce and sugar. Simmer the mixture for another 5 minutes, until the burdock is cooked through but still crispy. Serve at room temperature or cold. Store any left-overs in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
- This reply was modified 7 months, 2 weeks ago by Edie Moro.