Drying plums forumeboshi
Drying plums for umeboshi

Tsuyu (the rainy season) is over in Tokyo. It’s a perfect day for drying plums for umeboshi.

Sun-dry the plums

Remove the plums from the jar and place them on a bamboo or plastic basket with a fairly flat bottom (Do not use anything made of metal because it is likely to contain steel, which will rust.) Squeeze out the umezu from the akashiso and place it on the basket, too. Dry the plums and akashiso under the sun for 4-5 hours a day.

Sun-dry the plums
Sun-dry the plums

Text by Kitchen Nippon

 

 

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