Dashi

Dashi
Staff Writer

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

This kombu- and bonito-based broth is essential to many Japanese dishes. It's best to use it the same day, but you can store it in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, or you can freeze it.

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12
Servings
53
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • quarts water
  • One 3-inch piece ginger
  • 6  Ounces  dried mushrooms
  • head garlic
  • sheet kombu
  • 2  Ounces  mirin
  • 4  Ounces  soy sauce, plus more to taste
  • 2  Ounces  sake
  • 1  Ounce  bonito

Directions

In a pot, combine the water, ginger, mushrooms, garlic, kombu, and mirin and bring to a light simmer. After simmering for 45-60 minutes, add the soy sauce and sake.

Add more soy sauce, to taste (the broth should be on verge of being salty when warm since it will taste underseasoned when cold). Add the bonito and remove from the heat. Steep for 45 minutes and strain.

Nutritional Facts

Carbohydrate, by difference
11g
8%
Protein
2g
4%
Calcium, Ca
5mg
1%
Choline, total
30mg
7%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
24µg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
26mg
8%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
3mg
60%
Phosphorus, P
57mg
8%
Selenium, Se
7µg
13%
Sodium, Na
515mg
34%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
12g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%