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Shiitake and Green Onion Osumashi

Monday, January 24th, 2011
Osumashi seemed like the prefect accompaniment to ikura don (Build-a-Meal 40) but I wanted something simple that wasn't going to require lots of ingredients or cutting out carrot flowers. I wanted to keep this recipe in line with the decadent meal on the go theme so I decided on a shiitake and green onion soup. You can use fresh shiitake but I had some dried shitake soaking in water overnight so I used those since I thought it would give it a more complex flavor but either will do. Of course if you're doing an instantaneous dinner then use the fresh shiitake.

For my other osumashi and osuimono recipes see Tofu, Kamaboko and Carrot Osumashi and Tamago Osuimono

I also added a small green salad to this build a meal. I didn't think it was worth posting a recipe since it was just a basic green salad with a sweet Japanese dressing but it helped balance out the meal so I recommend adding a small salad of your choice.

Ingredients (2 Servings)
10 grams katsuobushi
2 cups of water
2 shiitake mushrooms (dried or fresh)
1 sprig green onions chopped
3/4 teaspoon of Kosher salt (less if using iodized salt)
1/2 teaspoon of soy sauce
1.5 tablespoons of sake

1) Make dashijiru. You can follow the basic dashijiru recipe I have but I altered the ingredients in this recipe for two serving and added a little extra katsuobushi.
2) After you have drained the dashijiru, add the broth back into a pot and add the salt and soy sauce.
3) Add the shiitake and cook until done.
4) Add the green onions just before turning off the stove so they maintain their green color.
5) Next add the sake immediately before serving unless you need to make sure that the alcohol has evaporated. You shouldn't taste any alcohol although adding it last allows it to maintain its flavor. 6) Serve into bowls and and pair with a fish or sushi dish.

Shiitake and Green Onion Osumashi.
Shitake osumashi_served

Is Osumashi the same soup like suimono(clear soup)? Very interesting, I learn always a lot on your blog(I like it).:-)
— Amato/Wagashi Maniac, January 25th, 2011
You bring up an interesting question. In general, osuimono and osumashi are used interchangeably and usually refers to clear soup. I didn't really think about it too much when I call the clear fish broth soup osuimono or osumashi but I decided to do a search to see what came up. It seems that many Japanese people are unclear as well. Osuimono is the broader term and includes most types of Japanese soups and in some cases include soups that have miso but osumashi, by definition, is clear and is made from fish stock. Thanks for the question!
— Umamitopia, January 28th, 2011
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Katsuobushi [11]
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Tofu [8]
Shoga [8]
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Beef [7]
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Hakusai [5]

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