Yasai itame is Japanese for vegetable stir fry. It’s a relatively healthy dish that’s simple and quick to prepare. This Japanese stir fry recipe is usually made with thinly sliced pork but since my husband loves spicy sausages, I made this one using small Berkshire links (you can easily turn this into a chicken stir fry too). There’s very little cooking and seasoning involved other than chopping, stir frying the veggies and adding a little soy, and black pepper. This easy yasai itame recipe pairs really well with a hot bowl of freshly cooked Japanese rice and pickles.
Yasai itame – vegetable stir fry
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 4
- Category: Side
- Cuisine: Japanese
- 1 medium carrot (cut into thin strips)
- 1/2 head small cabbage (chopped bite size)
- 1/2 green bell pepper (cut into thin strips)
- 1/2 red bell pepper (cut into thin strips)
- 2 cups bean sprouts
- 2 links Berkshire sausages (sliced on the bias)
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- Ajinomoto (optional)
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- In a large pan over high heat, add the sausages and cook for 2 minutes. Add cabbage, carrots and both green and red bell peppers. Cook for about 5 minutes, until cabbage has soften and charred just a little bit. Add sprouts and cook for a minute.
- Add soy, a sprinkle of Ajinomoto and cook for another minute.
- Season with salt and pepper, and serve
- Calories: 179
- Saturated Fat: 3