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Bonito Broth Recipe

Easy recipe for bonito flakes made into broth (quick fish stock) that is delicious and highly economical as a base for soups and sauces when bone broth is unavailable.

Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 quart
Author Sarah Pope MGA



  1. Bring filtered water to a boil.

  2. Remove pan from heat and add a half cup of the bonito flakes (sources)

  3. Cover and allow the bonito flakes to sink to the bottom of the pot. This will take a few minutes.

  4. Strain out the bonito flakes and discard or sprinkle them on your dog or cat's food.

  5. Add miso paste and mix in if desired.

  6. The broth has a smoky, hearty flavor similar to that of beef stock.

Recipe Notes



Drink bonito broth by itself, mix with miso or use as a base for seafood gumbo, clam chowder or other similar soups. Another soup recipe using bonito broth is this fast, healthy ramen soup!

You can find the dried flakes at health food stores, Asian groceries, and online.