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Ultimate Japanese Hot Pot with Seafood

Ultimate Japanese Hot Pot with Seafood

You don't need dipping sauce for this as the tasty soup itself is the key. Different ingredients give a lot of flavours to this soup.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Water
1500 ml
Kombu for dashi stock
1 piece
●Bonito soup stock powder
5 g
●Mirin
50 ml
●Sake
50 ml
●Salt
1 teaspoon
●Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
Chinese cabbage
1/4
Shiitake mushrooms
4
Enoki mushrooms
1/2
Maitake mushrooms
1 small packet
Mizuna leaves
as needed
Boiled scallops
4
Prawns
8
Oyster
10
Cod fillets
2
Salmon fillets
2
Chicken thigh
1 piece
Tofu
1 block

Steps

1. Combine water and konbu in a pot and add ● ingredients. Put the pot on medium heat.
2. Defrost the prawns by soaking in water if they are frozen. Peel the shells, leaving the tails. Rinse well. Rinse the oyster and drain well in a colander.
3. Cut the Chinese cabbage into 3 cm widths.
4. Put the Chinese cabbage into the pot in Step1 and cover with a lid. Simmer over medium heat until the Chinese cabbage wilts.
5. Meanwhile, cut the mushrooms into bite sizes.
6. Cut the chicken into bite sizes and rinse the scallops well. Cut the cod and salmon fillets into 3 portions.
7. After the Chinese cabbage is tender, add the chicken and scallops and cover with a lid to cook through.
8. Put the mushrooms and tofu along the edge of the pot and arrange the cod, salmon, oysters and prawns in the centre. Simmer for 5 minutes and skim off any scums.
9. After turning off the heat, add the mizuna leaves. The cod and salmon fillets are fragile, so be careful. Transfer to individual bowls. This bowlful serves 1 person.
10. The ingredients absorb the soup, so you really don't need dipping sauce but you can eat tofu with ponzu sauce.
11. After eating the contents of the pot, make a zosui (rice cooked in hot pot soup) by adding quickly washed cooked rice, beaten eggs and mizuna leaves and cook through. This is very tasty too.

Story Behind this Recipe

I had a very tasty hot pot in a Japanese restaurant before. I composed this recipe to recreate the tasty hot pot at home after several trials. This is my original recipe.