Enriched Sea Stock

Koi Dashi

Preparation info

  • Makes

    3 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in

An American Taste of Japan

An American Taste of Japan

By Elizabeth Andoh

Published 1985

  • About

This is a zesty sea stock that’s commonly used in home kitchens in Japan. It can be substituted in any recipe calling for plain dashi stock, and is highly recommended for those who feel the basic sea stock is too subtle for their tastes.

You’ll find yourself accumulating a fair number of fresh and softened dried mushroom stems after using the caps in recipes such as Plump Rolls, Five-Colored sushi, or Japanese Chicken and Vegetable Sauté. Save these stems, and other vegetable scraps from cooking, in a sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Then make some of this enriched stock and freeze it for future use. Unlike the more delicate dashi, this stock retains its flavor even after being frozen for 1 month.