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Bonito and Kombu Dashi Stock

Bonito and Kombu Dashi Stock

An easy way to make dashi stock.

Ingredients: easy-to-make amount

Kombu
about 15 cm
Bonito flakes
about 20 cm
● Water
5 and 1/4 cups
◎ Water
1/4 cup

Steps

1. Put the kombu and ● water in a pot, and heat on medium for about 5 to 6 minutes (depending on the season), then let sit. This is to get the water to close to a temperature of 60°C.
2. Heat the pot, remove the kombu when it floats to the top, then boil.
3. Add the ◎ water, simmer, turn off heat, then add the bonito flakes, and let sit until they settle to the bottom of the pot.
4. Strain the dashi, transfer to a sterilized container, then store in the refrigerator. Use up as soon as possible.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is our family's method of making bonito and kombu dashi stock.