Video:How to Make Hoshi Shiitake Brothwith Mamie Nishide
Rehydrate hoshi shiitake to make a broth that can be a versatile ingredient for Japanese cooking. Here is an easy recipe for rehydrating and making hoshi shiitake broth.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Hoshi Shiitake BrothHi, I'm Mamie Nishide of the Japanese Cooking Studio in New York, and Gotta Eat Sweets for About.com. In this video, I'm going to show you how to rehydrate dried shiitake mushrooms and make hoshi shiitake dashi, or dried shiitake broth.
Ingredients for the Hoshi ShiitakeYou will need:
- 1 oz. dried Shiitake mushrooms
- 1 3-x-3 piece Kombu (dried kelp)
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups hot water
Rehydrate the Hoshi ShiitakeNow I'm going to show you how to rehydrate hoshi shiitake and make hoshi shiitake dashi. Take the hoshi shiitake and wipe off any towel. Put them in a bowl. Add 2 cups of water.
Make sure all of the shiitake are under the water by using a lid or some kind of a weight. Soak for 4 to 6 hours.
Make the Hoshi Shiitake BrothClean the kombu with a damp towel. Soak the dried kelp in hot water for 1 hour. Here we have dried shiitake mushroom soaked in water for 4 hours, and dried kelp, soaked in hot water for 1 hour.
Now combine both and strain. When you strain the dashi, use cheese cloth, triple-layered, or use two layers of paper towel.
Tips for Using Hoshi Shiitake BrothNow we have a beautiful shiitake mushroom dashi and re-hydrated shiitake mushrooms. You can use the shiitake mushrooms for many dishes. Hoshi-shiitake dashi has a smoky and earthy flavor.
It is good for soup, stewing vegetables, and many other dishes. It's a very nice vegetarian dashi. It will give a rich mushroom flavor to whatever you cook with it.
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