Seafood Hotpot

Seafood Hotpot

This seafood hot pot is a simple recipe of mixed seafood like mussels, fish, clams, prawns, tofu and vegetables cooked in boiling hot water seasoned with dashi by diners. It’s one of the many recipes you can find in the cookbook we are featuring today, The Complete Book of Sushi.

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This cookbook is authored by Hideo Dekura, Brigid Treloar and Ryuichi Yoshii.

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Hideo Dekura lives in Australia, where he heads a successful catering and cooking consulting company, and lectures at a culinary school. In 2007, Hideo was presented with an award from the Japanese Government for his significant contributions towards the promotion of Japanese food and cooking. He is the author of several books, including Essentially Japanese, Teppanyaki Barbecue and Japanese Cooking at Home.

Brigid Treloar has been a freelance food consultant for over 20 years. She advises many companies on product and recipe development, food styling, and photography.

Ryuichi Yoshii runs a restaurant in Sydney, and is well known and respected for his creative sushi and adventurous cooking style.

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Seafood Hotpot
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Serves: 3-4
  • 12 oz (375g) white-fleshed fish fillets such as snapper or flathead
  • 8 mussels, scrubbed and debearded
  • 8 clams, well-scrubbed
  • 12 jumbo shrimp (green king prawns), head and shells removed, tails intact, deveined
  • ½ carrot, thinly sliced
  • 5 oz (150 g) daikon, thinly sliced6 Chinese Napa cabbage leaves, thickly sliced
  • 8 fresh shiitake mushrooms
  • ½ bunch (6oz/180 g) spinach
  • 2 stems shungiku
  • 4 scallions (shallots/spring onions), cut into 3-inch (7.5-cm) lengths
  • 10 oz (300g) silken tofu
  • 4 cups (32 fl oz/1 L) boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon instant dashi
  • 2 oz (60 g) harusame (cellophane noodles), soaked in hot water for 5 minutes then drained
  • 8 tablespoons grated daikon, mixed with ½ red chili pepper, ground (minced)
  • 2 scallions (shatllots/spring onions), thinly sliced
  • nihaizu sauce, for dipping
  1. Arrange fish, shellfish, vegetables and tofu attractively on a large platter. This platter is placed on the table, and the ingredients are cooked at the table in a large pot on a portable burner or in an electric frying pan.
  2. Fill pot or frying pan two-thirds full with boiling water and add the instant dashi. Bring stock to a boil. When stock is boiling, add firm vegetables, then gradually add seafood, fish, other vegetables, tofu and harasume in batches. Diners help themselves, retrieving vegetables, seafood and tofu from stock pot with chopsticks when cooked to their liking. Keep adding raw ingredients to stock as cooked ingredients are removed and eaten. Give each diner a small bowl of nihaizu to which daikon-chili mixture and scallions are added to taste.


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5 Responses

  1. Juliana says:

    Raymund…I love hot pot, especially during cold season…this is my kind of comfort food. Looks delicious!
    Have a wonderful week ahead 🙂

  2. Oh, I do love seafood hotpot and this one certainly looks like a winner.

  3. suituapui says:

    Yummmm!!! Can’t go wrong with seafood. Just throw everything into the hotpot or steamboat…and whatever else one desires – vegetables, noodles, meatballs, egg, and one would have a really delightful complete meal.

  4. This looks great! Perfect for this time of year, I love the way this is served too. Thanks for sharing this Raymund.

  5. cakespy says:

    I love this recipe!! It is so cold out here that today this seems extra cozy and appetizing. Beautiful photos!

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