Sauteed Mizuna with Garlic and Fish Sauce
  • 1 bunch mizuna, about 10 ounces
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • ¼ lemon, fresh
  • salt to taste, about ¼ teaspoon
  • freshly ground pepper
  1. Wash and drain mizuna. The greens do not have to be completely dry. Roughly chop into 1-inch segments and set aside.
  2. Place a wide and shallow pan or a wok over high heat. Add the two tablespoons of oil.
  3. Add the crushed garlic and stir around for 5 or so seconds.
  4. Add the greens to the wok or pan and saute for 1 minute, stir around constantly. The mizuna should be softened but still crisp. Add the fish sauce and salt and stir around to distribute evenly. Garnish with a squeeze of lemon and freshly ground pepper. Serve warm or tepid.
Recipe by Dan Blumenfeld at