Shabu ShabuFrom grizzlybear 9 years ago
- 2 cups cold water shopping list
- 3 ounces dried 'kombu' seaweed* shopping list
- 1 cup dried bonito flakes, optional* shopping list
- 8 ounces sirloin beef, sliced thinly shopping list
- 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms shopping list
- 4 ounces enoki mushrooms, stalks removed shopping list
- 4 ounces tofu, cut into chunks shopping list
- 1 bunch watercress, trimmed shopping list
- Cooked sticky white rice shopping list
- 1 jar ponzu-joyu dipping sauce* shopping list
- *Available at oriental grocery shops shopping list
How to make it
- Put the water in a pan and add the dried seaweed. Simmer over a medium heat for about 10 minutes. Pull out the kombu when the water starts to boil. To enhance the flavour you can add some dried bonito flakes 5 minutes before taking the kombu out. It is important not to let the water and kombu boil. Strain the broth, discarding the kombu and bonito flakes.
- Place the beef between 2 sheets of cling film and bash with the back of a knife until it is very thin. Slice the beef into thin strips and place on a serving plate.
- Bring the broth to the boil. Add the shiitake mushrooms, followed by the enoki mushrooms, then the tofu and finally the watercress. Serve this pan of boiling broth at the table immediately and get your guests to cook their beef by dipping it in the broth with chopsticks.
- Give each guest a bowl of rice and a bowl for their broth, and a small dish of the ponzu dipping sauce. Don't forget the sake or Japanese beer.