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    Saimin Broth

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 5 mins

    5 mins

    2 hrs

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    cups

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    • 1 cup dried shrimp
    • 5 dried shiitake mushrooms
    • 1 piece fresh ginger
    • 1 sheet dried kelp (Konbu, about 4 inches in length)
    • 2 quarts water
    • 1 teaspoon hawaiian sea salt (you can use coarse salt or kosher salt, start out with less salt if using kosher)
    • 1 teaspoon msg (Aji No Moto) (optional)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Boil all ingredients except for salt and Aji No Moto (MSG).
    2. 2
      Lower heat and simmer covered for 2 hours.
    3. 3
      Add salt and Aji No Moto (MSG).
    4. 4
      Strain broth if desired.
    5. 5
      To serve add cooked saimin/ramen noodles and garnish as desired.
    6. 6
      (Fish cake, green onions, roasted pork slices, sliced spam a local favorite, or anything else you would like).

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 18, 2011

      55

      Even though I have not tried this recipe I can tell you that this is the way I was taught to prepare Saimin in 1959 when I was 10 and made it for the first time. Definately Hawaiian style and authentic. ps: Aji No Moto is "Accent", otherwise known as monosodium glutemate (msg). Which contrary to papular belief has an extreamly low incidence of dietary reaction. Actually less than Iodized salt.

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    • on September 21, 2006

      45

      This made a good, flavorful broth that was nice with noodles. I left the mushrooms in when the broth was finished boiling, but pulled out the shrimp and ginger. Just a warning...when this is simmering the smell is pretty bad (sorry). Dried shrimp just has that certain "aroma." Other than that, I really liked this recipe. Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Saimin Broth

    Serving Size: 1 (1991 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 4.0
     
    Calories from Fat 0
    13%
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 8.1 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 0.8 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    1%
    Sugars 0.2 g
    1%
    Protein 0.2 g
    0%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    dried shrimp

    fresh ginger

    dried kelp

    hawaiian sea salt

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