The Japanese hot pot of seafood, chicken, and vegetables is served with a soy dipping sauce. Have a soup bowl plus a smaller bowl for the sauce for each diner. Serves 4.
FOR THE BROTH
|2||tablespoons soy sauce|
|2||tablespoons sake or dry white wine|
FOR THE SAUCE
|½||cup soy sauce|
|3||tablespoons lemon juice|
|½||daikon (long white radish), peeled|
|Pinch of cayenne pepper|
FOR THE POT
|1||bundle (2 ounces) rice stick noodles|
|1||skinless, boneless chicken breast|
|3/4||pound skinless, boneless firm white-fleshed fish or salmon|
|8||littleneck or hard-shell clams|
|8||fresh shiitake mushrooms|
|½||small head of Chinese cabbage, quartered|
|1||cake (14 ounces) firm tofu, cut into 8 pieces|
|2||carrots, sliced diagonally to ¼ inch thick|
|4||scallions, sliced on the diagonal into 8 pieces each|
2. Cut the chicken into 1-by-3-inch strips. Cut the fish into 8 pieces.3. Rinse the clams. Soak the clams in cold water for 10 minutes. Arrange the noodles, chicken, fish, and clams on a large platter.
4. Remove stems from the mushrooms. Wipe the caps with wet paper towel. Carve an x into the caps. Add the caps to the platter.
5. Add the cabbage, tofu, carrots, scallions, noodles, and pea pods to platter. Set aside.
6. To the simmering broth, add half the chicken, 4 clams, 4 mushrooms, half the cabbage, and half the carrots. Reduce heat and cover the pan. Simmer for 3 minutes.
7. Add half of the remaining ingredients, except for the pea pods. Cover and cook for 3 minutes until clamshells are open. Add 8 pea pods and remove from heat.
8. Divide the cooked chicken, fish, and vegetables among 4 bowls. Add a little broth to each bowl.
9. Pour a little of the dipping sauce into each of the 4 small bowls. Add a spoonful of the spicy daikon and serve at once. Dip the cooked food into the sauce. Cook the remaining ingredients in the same way.