Favorite Natto Recipes
Yes, I know its an acquired taste and quite stinky, but I love the stuff and yes I eat it for the health benefits but I also eat it for the taste (believe it or not).
These are my favorite ways to prepare it:
-stir fried with rice, egg, scallions, karashi, soy sauce, and cut up korean seaweed
-mixed with sliced raw okra, quail egg yolk, katsuoboshi, karashi, sauce packet it comes with, and sliced green onions. Iput all of this on top of some fresh white rice and pick it up with squares of korean seaweed.
-I just finished eating this: cubed radish kimchi (I took whole radish kimchi + their tops and died them up), karashi, sauce packet, katsuoboshi, on top of fresh rice and picked those up withkorean seaweed.
I'm sure you notice a pattern here, Kimchi goes extremely well with natto. Unfortunately I don't have any old "spoiled" kimchi, which would probably taste better with the natto.
does anyone have any good recipes where they cook natto?
oh, and good thing I'm still in my pajamas, because I have natto strings all over me
Well I also like natto aka stinky and sticky beans :) I have been bless to experience it here in Japan. I am from good ole Ridgeville, SC. So I haven't had the pleaser of tasting it till now. I like natto on hot rice with green onions. Yummmmmy!!! I would love to find other good ways to eaten it. Yes, please bring on more Natto :D
As well as the above recommendations, I also enjoy the following:
Natto spaghetti which is something I will serve to people unfamiliar with Natto to help accustom them to the taste.
Natto, canned tuna (drained), green onion - mix together with flavor packets and extra shoyu, then add hot spaghetti (with butter) and top with cut onori.
1) Natto + thin-slivers of Yamaimo + thinly sliced Okra + included sauce packet/mustard + Hondashi = Mmmmmmmmmm!
To which I'll sometimes add a raw egg and/or grated Yamaimo as well...
2) Natto + included sauce packet + thin-slivers of Yamaimo + Negi (green onions) + Hondashi + eggs and milk to make a rolled omelet
Natto is one of my favorite foods too, about 4 packs in the freezer right now.
I really like it with the tempura crispies ['tenkasu'] and green onion, with shiso leaf for breakfast handrolls.
If you can get your hands on black bean [kuromame] natto, it is the o-toro of nattos. It is the best.
Daikon-oroshi is good.
Tempura fried natto pancakes.
Came across natto curry one time.
Could make a natto sandwich- probably good with melted cheese. [never tried similar to pork sung sandwich idea though]
I cant remember what they made but try an internet search of the iron chef natto battle- may give you ideas.
On a side note: I heard of a really pungent korean natto...anyone came across this item?