This simple broth is the foundation for so many soups and can be made from start to fi nish in 15 minutes. Bonito ﬂakes, also known as katsuobushi, are made from skipjack tuna, which is dried, fermented and smoked before being sliced into light-as-a-feather shavings. It adds a smoky, umami dimension that you just can’t replicate with any other ingredient. If you don’t have a good Asian shop near you, then buy online and get it delivered.
Turn off the heat and add the bonito fl akes. Leave to steep for 5 minutes and then strain into a clean saucepan.
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