Notes & Variations:
Arame is a sea vegetable that has a mild taste. Look for it the Asian Section of your grocery store.
Ginger juice is available in small bottles generally near the spice section. If desired, you can also grate fresh ginger, put the pieces in cheesecloth, and squeeze out the juice. We buy the juice for ease of use.
Mirin is a sweet rice cooking wine. You can buy Eden brand (a health food brand) as well as Asian brands. All of our grocery stores stock it, and it’s usually in the Asian foods section.
Substitute mirin for sake.
Use pecans in place of walnuts
Decrease nuts to ½ cup and add ½ cup pitted black olives
Add 1/4 cup sauteed mushrooms