Piman comes from the French word piment, meaning pepper. Japanese piman taste like green bell peppers, but are about a third of the size. This makes them a perfect fit in a bento!
What’s more, stuffing these cute little peppers is a fun way to get someone to eat their veggies. So if you’re cooking for picky eaters, you should definitely give this recipe a try!
Washoku-Style Stuffed Piman
- 200 g minced chicken meat
- 50 g onion
- 1 egg
- 3 piman
- 1 tsp potato starch (katakuriko)
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 cup dashi (A)
- 1 tbsp soy sauce (A)
- 1 tbsp mirin (A)
- 1 tbsp sugar (A)
- 1 tbsp potato starch (katakuriko) (B)
- 1 tbsp water (B)
- 「PREP」Cut the pimans in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Finely chop the onion. Crack open the egg and beat in a small bowl.
- In a medium bowl, mix the minced chicken, onion and egg, and knead well. Sprinkle a bit of katakuriko on the inside of the pimans – this helps prevent the meat from sticking. Tightly pack some of the meat mixture into each piman, and sprinkle with katakuriko to cover the surface.
- Heat up a skillet, add the vegetable oil and cook the stuffed piman face down. Reduce the heat and cover with a lid, til the meat is almost cooked through. When the meat is browned, flip the piman over.
- Add A to the pan and cook together for a couple of minutes. When everything is cooked through, add B to thicken the sauce, then serve and enjoy!
Did you make this recipe?
Please let us know how it turned out for you! Leave a comment below and tag @oishiwashokurecipes on Instagram and hashtag it #oishiwashokurecipes.