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Basic Dashi Stock (Bonito Flake Stock) Recipe

Basic Dashi Stock (Bonito Flake Stock) Recipe

Ingredients :

    • 10-cm (4-in) square piece konbu, wiped clean
    • 1 liter (4 cups ) water
    • 60 ml (¼ cup) cold water
    • 90 g (3 oz) bonito flakes

Method :

    1. Cut konbu square into 4 narrow strips. Place in a saucepan with 4 cups water and cook over medium heat. Heat until just about to boil, then quickly remove pan from the heat, remove and discard konbu.
    2. Add the cold water and bonito flakes to the konbu broth. Bring to a boil then remove immediately from heat, and set aside to cool.
    3. When all the bonito flakes have sunk to the bottom, pour the liquid over a strain and discard the flakes.

Makes 1 liter (4 cups)
Preparation time : 5 mins
Cooking time : 20 mins