How do you eat mizuna lettuce?

Mizuna has a mild flavor with a slight “mustardy” bite. It can be enjoyed raw, sautéed, steamed or made into a simple pesto.

Does mizuna taste like arugula?

What does mizuna taste like? Somewhat similar to arugula, but slightly more bitter, mizuna has an exciting “peppery” flavor.

Is mizuna a bitter green?

Indigenous to Japan, the green has both a long growing season and a high tolerance for cold weather, which makes it easy to grow. Mizuna’s taste is peppery like arugula and slightly bitter like frisee, yet it’s milder and sweeter than either of the more commonly found salad greens.

Can I boil mizuna?

Boil the mizuna in a frying pan. Start with the stalks and cook for about 40 seconds. Add the leaves and boil for 40 more seconds. Place the abura-age in a colander and pour the boiled mizuna over to drain (this will drain the oil from the aburaage).

What does mizuna lettuce look like?

Mizuna is small to medium in size, averaging 35-40 centimeters in height, and grows in bunches from a central stalk with long stems. The dark green leaves are smooth, have a glossy surface, bear deeply serrated edges, and have a fringed, feathery appearance.

Which greens are the most bitter?

Some common bitter greens include:

  • Collard.
  • Dandelion.
  • Endive.
  • Kale.
  • Mustard.
  • Radicchio.
  • Spinach.
  • Watercress.

What is mizuna and what does it taste like?

Mizuna, also known as konya, Japanese mustard greens, “spider” mustard, or California peppergrass (via via USDA and Morning Chores) is a leafy green vegetable that can be cooked or used in salads.

What is red mizuna lettuce?

There are several named varieties of Red Mizuna lettuce, including Red Streaks and Beni Houshi, and Red Mizuna is a popular green in Asia harvested at various lifecycles including as a microgreen, as baby lettuce, and at maturity for commercial salad mixes.

What is the best way to eat Mizuna?

Mizuna greens are best suited for both raw and cooked applications such as steaming, stir-frying, or boiling. The leaves are most often used in salad mixes, specifically mesclun or spring mix, and pairs well with sharp, peppery lettuces and other bitter greens.

What is Mizuna (Japanese mustard)?

Also known as Japanese mustard greens, Spider mustard, Kyona, Qian Jing Shui Cai, and California peppergrass, Mizuna is a fast-growing winter green and its name in Japanese means “water greens” after the flooded fields in which they grow.