Japanese Dashi (Bonito Fish Stock)

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READY IN: 17mins
YIELD: 4 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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