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Japanese Dashi (Bonito Fish Stock)

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“A staple for Japanese cooking and recipes. I make a lot and freeze the extra into ice cubes to have on hand when I need it.”
READY IN:
17mins
YIELD:
4 cups
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Wipe konbu once with damp cloth and cut into strips.
  2. Do not wipe off white residue as it dries.
  3. Bring konbu strips and water to a boil over medium heat; remove konbu.
  4. Add 1/4-1/2 cup ice water to stock to stop boiling.
  5. Add bonito flakes and return to boil; then remove from heat.
  6. When bonito flakes have all sunk from top, strain stock through cheesecloth or coffee filter placed over sieve into another pot.
  7. Use as directed in recipes.
  8. Freeze excess for later use, if desired.

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