Date: Fri, 25 Feb 94 19:54:57 EST
From: BRRB11A@prodigy.com (MRS ROSE L GEIGER)
DASHI STOCK is Japanese clear soup stock. There are four types made from
kelp, dried bonito, shitake mushroom, or dried fish. Dashi stock is the
secret of Japanese cooking. To keep this strictly vegetarian, I omit the
dried bonito flakes and substitute with soy bean sprouts and or mushrooms.
It seems to work out fine. (I found this recipe for Dashi in the
March/April '94 edition of the EATING WELL magazine, which also has some
great recipes for using Japanese noodles) It's exactly how I make mine,
except I substitute one cup of bean sprouts or several Shitake mushrooms
for 1 cup of Bonito Flakes.
1 oz. dried Kombu (10 inches) (Dried Kelp)
1 cup soy bean sprouts
Lightly brush kombu clean without removing its coating of white dust.
Place in a large saucepan with 6 cups of cold water. Slowly bring to a
simmer over low heat and cook for 5 minutes. Remove the kombu and discard
it. Add 1 cup cold water and the sprouts to the broth. Return to simmer
for 5 minutes. Increase heat to high. Once the stock boils, remove from
the heat. Strain the stock through a cheesecloth-lined sieve, discarding
the sprouts. Stock may be stored in refrigerator for up to 3 days or
frozen for up to 6 months. Makes 5 cups.