Just recently, I learned that in Japan, the familiar daylily buds are taken for food. It is no secret that there are many flowers used in cooking: chrysanthemums, pansies, etc. And here is a new option-daylily buds. They are cooked separately, used as a side dish or stewed with other products to enrich them with a new taste. I, as a very curious person in the field of cooking, decided to try what it is for myself. I barely waited for my daylilies to reach the desired ripeness and prepared them. I will tell you that it is very, very delicious! Tender vegetable taste, very similar to young asparagus, broccoli or cauliflower, but much more tender and delicious. Many grow these flowers, I highly recommend that you try this option. They are put in soup, in the second or in salads. But it is best boiled or stewed. Today I offer you a Japanese salad with seafood, mushrooms and young daylily buds..
We will need these products that you see in the photo (except for onions, in the process, I changed my mind about using them in this recipe).
Here are the daylily buds closer. They should be the size of a child's little finger, they are the most delicious. By the way, they can be frozen to prepare such a salad for the New year and surprise your guests. The blooming flowers are dried and also used as food to enrich the taste. Well, this is a gourmet option.
Heat the olive oil in a frying pan, add the fragrant unrefined sesame oil and fry the mushrooms, cut into slices, on both sides.
Enter the soy sauce, add a little water and simmer for 5-7 minutes.
Put the daylily buds to the mushrooms.
Seafood is boiled separately.
After the mushrooms with buds have been put out for 2-3 minutes, turn off the fire.
On a plate, serve the salad with a slide on the leaves of any green salad or a mixture of leaves. I had leaves of Japanese mizuna salad, arugula and leaves of edible chrysanthemum ( they are most often used in soup, but I put them for beauty). The sauce left in the pan after stewing mushrooms with daylily buds will serve as a dressing for our salad. This dressing we pour on top of the salad. Pour the remaining sauce into a suitable saucepan and serve.
This salad can be easily prepared at home or at the cottage. Instead of seafood, you can use meat or language. And just a vegetarian salad will not leave anyone indifferent.