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Dashi

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
71
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

  • 3 quarts water
  • One 3-inch piece ginger
  • 6 Ounces dried mushrooms
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 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
Servings12
Calories Per Serving71
Total Fat0.4g0.6%
Sugar0.4gN/A
Saturated0.1g0.5%
Cholesterol1mgN/A
Protein3g6%
Carbs13g4%
Vitamin A0.5µg0.1%
Vitamin B120.1µg1.7%
Vitamin B60.2mg10.6%
Vitamin C2mg3%
Vitamin D0.8µg0.2%
Vitamin K0.9µg1.1%
Calcium23mg2%
Fiber2g7%
Folate (food)27µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)27µg7%
Iron0.5mg3%
Magnesium32mg8%
Monounsaturated0.1gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg12%
Phosphorus68mg10%
Polyunsaturated0.1gN/A
Potassium294mg8%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg12.5%
Sodium536mg22%
Zinc1mg9%