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Dashi Stock (Dried Sardine Stock)

40 oz Dried sardines
4 c Water

Discard heads and intestines from sardines. Tear into small pieces.

In a saucepan, put sardines and water, cook uncovered over medium heat. Skim. Just before the boiling point, reduce heat and cook 10 minutes.

In a bowl or a pan, lay wet cloth (muslin). Pour stock over and squeeze out the liquid.

Quick & Easy Method: Today many kinds of instant dashi mix are in the market -- powdered, granulated and concentrated types are available. Whatever the kind 1/6 oz (5 g) instant dashi mix yields about 2-1/2 cups dashi stock. If not available, substitute stock cubes although the flavor is different.