Sweet, plush, and lightly tart persimmons are the perfect balance to vegetal shungiku greens. Try subsituting adult arugula or spinach, or baby kale. You want a green that cooks down but still holds onto its texture

Prairie Stuart-Wolff
September 2019


Credit: Eva Kolenko

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10 mins


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  • Using a Y-shaped vegetable peeler, remove and discard thick persimmon skin. Cut into wedges, and cut into smaller bite-size chunks. Place in a medium bowl; add yuzu juice, and toss to coat. Set aside.

  • Place greens in a large saucepan, and add water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until just blanched, about 30 seconds. Immediately transfer greens to a bowl of ice water. Squeeze greens, removing as much water as you can. (You should have about 1/2 cup squeezed greens.) Chop greens into 1/2-inch pieces. Add chopped greens to persimmon mixture; toss to combine. Stir in sesame oils, soy sauce, and salt.

Make Ahead

Ohitashi may be prepared up to 6 hours ahead; keep chilled until ready to serve.