Make Kombu Shiitake Dashi (Stock)

Make Kombu Shiitake Dashi (Stock)

The Spruce / Christine Ma

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
170 Calories
0g Fat
40g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 170
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 520mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 687mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Dashi is a classic macrobiotic broth used for soups, sauces, noodles, vegetables and more. This dashi is an adaptation of the Angelika’s Kitchen recipe. It’s an excellent soup stock and can be used as a base for a noodle dish or for steaming and poaching fish. Dashi is also a healing food, containing medicinal dried shiitake mushrooms, anti-inflammatory ginger, and mineral-rich kombu seaweed. 

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts cold water

  • 1 strip kombu seaweed (kelp)

  • 1 1/2 cupsdried shiitake mushrooms

  • 1/2 cup mirin

  • 1/4 cup shoyu, or tamari

  • 1/4 cup ginger, finely grated

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Make Kombu Shiitake Dashi (Stock) ingredients

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  2. Wipe kombu with a clean, damp cloth.

    Wipe kombu with a clean, damp cloth

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  3. Heat water and kombu in a medium saucepan and bring to a high simmer. Do not boil.

    water and kombu in a medium saucepan

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  4. Remove kombu from liquid and discard the kombu.

    Remove kombu from liquid and discard the kombu

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  5. Add mushrooms, reduce heat to low, and simmer gently, uncovered, for 30 minutes.

    add mushrooms to the dashi in the saucepan

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  6. Stir in mirin, shoyu or tamari, and ginger.

     mirin, tamari, and ginger added to the dashi in the saucepan

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  7. Strain broth, reserving mushrooms for another use (for example, sliced in a bowl of noodles or added to a vegetable soup.)

    Make Kombu Shiitake Dashi (Stock)

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