Three Peppers Kinpira

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Kinpira is one of the most basic side-dish in Japanese cooking, it is often being translated as saute and simmer, usually using red chili, soy sauce, and mirin. I did this particular one because the yellow bellpepper is in season and I wanted something light.

Essential components:
• Yellow bellpepper (Use red if yellow not available, we want the sweetness) – sliced thin
• Large green chili pepper, not the spicy kind, cut to medium size chunks, remove the seeds and core if necessary
• Red chili slices, remove the seeds if you want it to be less spicy

Pantry items and other stuff:
• Mirin (Use sherry and sugar as substitute)
• Soy sauce
• Sesame Oil

•  In a hot wok/pan, add sesame oil
• Add all the peppers and saute, after about 30 seconds add the mirin and soy sauce, mix and cook for another 30 seconds

Tips and thoughts:
• In this particular case I used the same amount of sesame oil, mirin, and soy sauce (about 2 tablespoons each)
• Usually cooking with sesame oil isn’t recommended due to the low smoke point, but since the cooking time for this dish is literally seconds, it doesn’t really matter


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