Bonito Dashi

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"A simple dashi recipe. Dashi is a standard broth used in Japanese soup and hot pot. You can find the ingredient at your local Asian grocery store."
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35 m servings 12 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 12 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Carbs:
  • 0.3g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 33 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Wipe the kombu with a damp cloth to clean it, then cut into 1 inch 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.


  • Cook's Note:
  • To make a simple miso soup, I add 1 1/3 cups dashi to 1 1/2 tablespoons of miso paste. Add seasonal vegetables or diced tofu. (I like enoki mushrooms and lettuce; sliced daikon radish and carrots; and tofu with wakame.)



I tripled this recipe, using 3 ounces of shredded kombu (kelp), instead of the 4 inch pieces called for, and over 2 ounces of bonito flakes (so, I used proportionally more of each ingredient tha...

Good recipe and a tasty dashi, will definatly use again.

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