Yosenabe: The Most Simple Nabe Recipe
"Yosenabe" is the most basic kind of nabe, a Japanese hotpot dish you can try. Basically, there are no rules when making yosenabe. Ingredients can be any vegetable, meat, or seafood you like. All you have to do is to cut the ingredients and put them into the pot, and simmer! Let's give it a try!
What is "Yosenabe"...?
This post will introduce the most basic ingredients you can have when making yosenabe and the simplest recipe.
Yosenabe recipe: The most basic
-1/8 of Chinese cabbage
-Any kind of mushrooms you like
-200grams of tofu
-Chicken meatballs or fishballs if you like.
-1000ml of water
-Kelp (can be substituted with any kind of broth)
-50ml of sake
-50ml of sweet sake
-2spoon of soy sauce
Step2: Cut into 5cm wide pieces the Chinese cabbage and leeks. The carrots would be better if cut thinly. Cut the mushrooms into bite-size pieces. Tofu blocks would be nice cut into 8 to 10 pieces.
Step3: Boil the pot after taking out the kelp.
Step4: Add sake, sweet sake (mirin), soy sauce, salt and make dashi soup.
Step5: Add meatballs and meat slices first. After they are well heated, add vegetables.
Step6: Gather around and let's eat!
Unique Ingredients you can also add to Yosenabe
Daikon oroshi, grated radish
Gyoza: Chinese Dumplings
Don't forget to finish with "zosui"(雑炊)
Sometimes Japanese people put in udon or any kind of noodles instead of rice to finish the meal. This is called "shime", which means to finish up in Japanese.
Try to Make your own Yosenabe!
They are easy to make, you should give it a try!
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