Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Shabu Shabu / Hot Pot Recipe


We invited people over for dinner or host gathering pretty often in our house. This is one of our favorite menu for gathering because it is super easy to prepare just dump all the ingredients in one pot or two or three depends on the size of the group. I don't mind eating the left over the rest of the week. It's so good.

The ingredients: we usually buy them either at Korean or Japanese Supermarket


Cooking Directions:
First of all, make the stock. You can use chicken bones or beef bones depends on which one you prefer. I personally prefer beef bones due to health reason (I have anemia and eating beef bone broth helps improve my iron level.)

The easiest way to make stock is by using instant pot. I simply place beef bone and water inside, turn it on, go about your own business then voila I have my delicious stock ready by dinner time. Our old pressure cooker just broke and hubby bought me this multi-functional cooker pressure cooker/ slow cooker/ warmer as replacement. It's definitely worth the investment considering how many time it saves us from eating out.




 

When the stock is ready add minced garlic, the hot pot/ bonito flavored seasoning {note this seasoning contain MSG, for healthier version skip this and replace with kelp,soy sauce and pepper.}
, season as prefer then add the rest of the ingredients.

Let the guests add their own dipping sauces as prefer.

Bon Appetite or I should say, "Itadakimasu."


Shabu Shabu / Japanese Hot Pot
Ingredients:
Beef or chicken stock
4 minced garlic
1 packet of bonito flavored seasoning {note this seasoning contain MSG, for healthier version replace this with kelp, soy sauce, anchovies, and pepper.} 
Napa cabbage, rinse and slice into bite size
Enoki mushroom, cut the end parts
Variety of fish cakes
Tofu, cut into 1 inch square
Thin sliced beef 
Udon

Dipping sauce:
Goma Shabu: sesame sauce for shabu-shabu
Pon Shabu: citrus & soy sauce for shabu-shabu
Barbecue Sauce (made in Taiwan not the American version)

Directions:
Prepare the stock
When the stock is ready add minced garlic, the hot pot/ bonito flavored seasoning, add salt and pepper as prefer.
Add the rest of the ingredients: fish cake, tofu, sliced beef, Napa cabbage, Enoki mushroom, and Udon.

Let the guests add their own dipping sauce as prefer.

Itadakimasu




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