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This Japanese hotpot is named for the “shabu shabu” sounds it makes as the vegetables and meat cook in broth. Here’s how to make your own delicious hotpot!

Let's start cooking!

Criss-cross pattern on mushrooms {step}Step 1 - Prepare vegetables

  • With the carrots, make 4 grooves with a knife on the side and slice to create a flower shape. Skip this step if you are short on time. Slice carrots and set aside.
  • With the fresh shiitake mushrooms, make 2 grooves on the mushroom cap to create an “X” pattern. Skip this step if you are short on time and set aside.
  • Remove and pull away the fibrous parts at the sides of the snow peas. Set aside.
    You can substitute vegetables for any other you that prefer.
Boiled dashi stock

Step 2 - Make dashi stock

  • In a pot on medium-low heat, bring 3 L water, sake, dried shiitake mushrooms and bonito flakes to a simmer. Let it simmer for 40 minutes, making sure it does not boil.
Dipping sauce with sesame seeds

Step 3 - Make dipping sauce

  • In a mixing bowl, mix â…“ cup light soy sauce, 2 Tbsp sesame oil, 2 Tbsp white vinegar, 3 Tbsp miso paste, 4 Tbsp white sugar and toasted sesame seeds until well combined and sugar dissolves. Set aside.
    Try shabu-shabu with a sesame dipping sauce (goma dare) that can be easily bought at any Asian supermarket -it goes very well with the cooked beef slices!
Mushrooms, carrots and snow peas in pot

Step 4 - Add vegetable into dashi stock

  • Once stock is ready, strain into a pot and bring to a boil.
  • Add shiitake mushrooms, brown and white shimeji mushrooms, enoki mushrooms, carrots and snow peas into the boiling stock. Let it cook for 3 to 5 minutes, depending on preferred doneness.
Shabu-shabu plated with raw beef slices

Step 5 - Plate beef slices

  • Place raw beef slices into serving bowls and pour hot broth over the beef slices to cook it.
    Substitute beef with pork or chicken slices.
    Shabu-shabu broths are more savory compared to sukiyaki broths.

Plate and serve!

Shabu-shabu in broth served with sesame seeds

Serve hot with dipping sauce on the side.

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