Making dashi using shitakes and dried shrimp

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  1. kokopuffs

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    Shitakes are presently undergoing an overnight soak in cold water.  Tomorrow using the strained "broth", I'll add dried shrimp and allow to soak for awhile.

    And the shitakes will be sliced and woked with bok choy along with a side of woked firm tofu and strips of hot pepper beef. 

    Comments appreciated concerning the dashi.
     
  2. genemachine

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    Never tried Shiitake dashi - I always made the basic Kombu/Katsuobushi kind. Let us know how it came out, I think I have to try this!
     
  3. teamfat

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    What a coincidence! I'm planning on making a shitake and dried shrimp dashi this weekend as well! I may stroll down to Southeast Market and get some kombu, haven't decided yet.

    mjb.
     
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  5. kokopuffs

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    Dashi, from Southeast Asia to Korea, will use dried seafood ranging from shrimp to anchovies.  Doesn't matter.

    And thanks for the reminder on kombu as I just happen to have some on hand.
     
  6. genemachine

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    But isn't Shiitake Dashi done without Kombu, usually?
     
  7. kokopuffs

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    Just google dashi.  8)
     
  8. kokopuffs

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    We amerikans
    We amerikans are Masters of the Melting Pot!!!!!!!!!!!!                 /img/vbsmilies/smilies/smoking.gif/img/vbsmilies/smilies/peace.gif/img/vbsmilies/smilies/mullet.gif  

    But you're probably correct, GeneM.
     
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  9. ordo

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    Interesting variant cause the price of katsuobushi here is plain absurd.
     
  10. kokopuffs

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    ...time for you to explore.
     
  11. genemachine

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     Most asian supermarkets here are nuts, too. 1,5g packages for 3 euros. Right. I found a dedicated Japanese market lately that has way better prices. Asking around in the Japanese expat community might give you a decent adress (helps that my girlfriend learns japanese and knows some guys who can get you into contact with some guys who may have the adress of the right guys) ;)
     
  12. chrislehrer

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    Those little teeny packets are more for garnishing, not making fashion, but 3 euros is still ludicrous.
     
  13. genemachine

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    I know, Chris, but that's all that most stores have. Fortunately, I found one where you can get large packages at a decent price, so I can make dashi without selling my firstborn now.