Bonito Dashi

Bonito Dashi


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About this recipe: A simple dashi recipe. Dashi is a standard broth used in Japanese soup and hot pot. You can find the ingredients at your local Asian grocery store.


Serves: 4 

  • 2 (10cm) pieces dashi kombu (dried kelp)
  • 4 cups (1litre) water
  • 15g bonito shavings (dry fish flakes)

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Wipe the kombu with a damp cloth to clean it, then cut into 2.5cm pieces, and place into a saucepan along with the water. Let stand 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Bring the kombu to a rapid simmer; reduce to a slow simmer over low heat. Sprinkle in the bonito shavings and simmer a few minutes more until the flakes have sunk to the bottom of the saucepan. Remove from the heat and let stand a few minutes. Strain through a mesh strainer before using.

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