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Kombu Dashi/Katsuo Kombu Dashi (Dried Kelp/Bonito Stock)



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Kombu Dashi/Katsuo Kombu Dashi (Dried Kelp/Bonito Stock)

  • 35 g Kombu
  • 2 l water
  • 15 g Bonito Flakes

Recipe's preparation

    Kombu Dashi (Dried Kelp Stock)
  1. 1. Cut slits in kombu (optional - it gives the dashi a more briny taste and deeper green colour)
  2. Place kombu in 2l of water (60min / 65°C / slow cook/Counter-clockwise operationGentle stir setting). Remove the kombu. That's it! You have your Kombu Dashi.
  3. Katsuo Kombu Dashi (Dried Kelp + Bonito Soup Stock)
  4. Warm Kombu Dashi to 80-85 °C (Use Kettle Kettle Mode on TM6)
  5. Place bonito flakes in Kombu Dashi and leave to steep for 10min. Do not stir.
  6. Pour dashi through a sieve.

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Never buying commercial dashi powder again because it is so easy to make my own. This simple, savoury stock forms the backbone of many Japanese dishes and TM makes it especially to draw out the umami at a consistent temperature of 65°. i freeze this umami-loaded stock and on busy days, add in pantry staples like goji berries, dried wakame, tofu and shimeiji mushrooms and sometimes a dollop of miso for a yummy miso soup minus salt, sugar and msg.

- the Kombu can be reused in soup/salads, or you can reboil it to make a second batch (Niban Dashi) suitable for stews and braising
- you can also reuse the kombu/bonito to make this: https://www.justonecookbook.com/simmered-kombu-tsukudani/ - this recipe makes ALOT of Dashi. You can halve it for easy storage.
- Use this for cooking miso soup, chawanmushi, Yoshinoya Gyudon, onsen egg sauce and soup noodles.
- Don't wash or wipe away the white portions on the kombu - that gives the umami!

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