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Kinoko Nabe—Japanese Mushroom Hot Pot

  Spring is here, but it’s still chilly in northern Utah, which means I’m still in the mood for more wintery comfort foods.  One of my favorite genres of food is nabemono/nabe–Japanese hot pot dishes.  I recently whipped up one of my favorites–kinoko nabe, or mushroom hot pot–and thought I would share it with you.

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Exploring Hakodate, Japan

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Sponsored by the JNTO (Japan National Tourism Organization). Hakodate, Japan Like all of the places we visited on this trip, I kept wishing I had weeks more time in Hakodate because we only had time to scratch the surface on everything that there was to see and do (and eat!).  We caught a shinkansen (a bullet […]

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Three Mushroom Vegetarian Nabeyaki Udon

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Three Mushroom Vegetarian Nabeyaki Udon Makes 6 to 8 servings For the mushroom stock: 7 cups water 1 piece kombu (approximately 12-square inches in size) 1 ounce dried shiitake mushrooms For the soup: 1/3 cup soy sauce 3 tablespoons mirin 1 teaspoon salt 4 cloves garlic, finely minced 1 rounded tablespoon grated fresh ginger 6 […]

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Nabeyaki Udon

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Nabeyaki Udon Makes 5 servings 6 ounces fresh spinach leaves 6 cups dashi (basic Japanese sea stock) 1/3 cup soy sauce 3 tablespoons mirin 1 teaspoon salt 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon finely grated ginger 2 large carrots, peeled and thinly sliced on the diagonal 2 leeks, cleaned and cut into 1-inch slices on […]

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Tori No Mizutaki—Chicken & Vegetable Hot Pot

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Tori No Mizutaki—Chicken & Vegetable Hot Pot Makes approximately 6 servings Recipe Notes: If you can’t find shiitake mushrooms, you can use your favorite mushrooms instead.  For a heartier meal, serve this nabe with steamed rice or noodles. 8 cups water 1 large piece of kombu (about 30 square inches) (optional) 4 boneless, skinless chicken […]

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