Donabe Magic

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Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

Appears in

My Asian Kitchen

My Asian Kitchen

By Jennifer Joyce

Published 2018

  • About

Clay Pot Cooking for Simmering Stews, Soups, Steaming or Rice

Create Your Own

Ingredients

Dashi Base or Stock

Potential Flavours

  • soy sauce
  • ginger
  • miso
  • mirin
  • sake
  • garlic
  • rice vinegar
  • curry powder
  • chilli

Serve with...

  • rice
  • yuzo kosho/yuzu juice
  • soy or ponzu
  • miso dipping sauce
  • hot yellow mustard (karashi)
  • wasabi
  • togarashi spice mix
  • chilli paste or chilli oil

Pick Your Protein

  • thin slices of beef, duck, chicken or pork
  • tofu
  • shellfish
  • firm fish
  • meatballs
  • gyoza
  • eggs

Choose Your Veggies + Noodles

Veg

  • cabbage (all types)
  • carrots
  • sweet potatoes
  • spring onions
  • turnips
  • enoki, oyster or shiitake mushrooms
  • spinach
  • lotus root or daikon
  • squash or pumpkin
  • onions
  • broccoli
  • bok choy
  • kale or greens
  • mizuna
  • noodles (optional)
  • udon
  • ramen
  • soba
  • shirataki

Method

Buy

Japanese iga-yaki donabe (the best quality available) or other cooking pot, made from durable clay.

Why Use a Donabe?

Fast way to cook healthy food.

Clay enhances food’s flavour.

Can be taken to the dinner table for sharing.

Retains a high heat.