Dashi is used as a stock. A lot of Japanese meals are based on dashi: Soups, nimonos (simmered dishes) or dips. Variants of dashi can be plenty. It can be made, for example of dried kelp, niboshi (dried sardines), katsuo-bushi or shiitake mushrooms. Dashi is used very often in Japanese cooking; so, it is a good idea to have some ready at hand in advance. It can be kept in a fridge for up to three days.

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  • 1 piece of 30 cm-long dried kelp (konbu)
  • 3/4 of cup of “katsuo-bushi” (dried bonito shavings)
  • 6 cups of water
  • At first, wipe the kelp gently with dry cloth.
  • Cut some slits all over the kelp with a sharp nice.
  • Put the kelp into a big saucepan and bathe in water.
  • Bring to simmer using only medium heat.
  • Then remove the kelp (you can either throw it out it or use its ripped pieces later in the soup).
  • Put bonito shavings into the saucepan, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer about 3 minutes until the bonito shavings dive. Strain broth through and throw the bonito shavings away.
  • Cover and put in a fridge.

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