Japanese Salmon & Shiitake Hot Pot

by Kate on December 19, 2014

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I love exploring new foods when I go out to dinner, when I cook for family and friends or even for a quick lunch. Lunch in our house is rarely a ham and cheese sandwich or chicken salad. This week I had the opportunity to make something at home that I’ve only eaten when dining out in an Asian restaurant. Hot Pots, also called Nabemono are usually meat or fish with a variety of vegetables cooked in one pot in a flavorful broth. The versatility of these hot pots are my favorite thing.

A few specialty ingredients are called for but for the most part you can open your refrigerator and put in whatever you may have on hand. I recently received an IMUSA Hot Pot from their GlobalKitchen line for the purpose of a review. I jumped at the opportunity to give it a try because it allowed me to introduce new dishes and flavors into my kitchen. The IMUSA GlobalKitchen Asian Hot Pot is a beautiful ceramic bowl with a high gloss finish that I absolutely loved. It’s attractiveness appealed to me right off the bat.

Japanese Salmon & Shiitake Hot Pot - FoodBabbles.comOnce I was ready to give it a try, I rubbed some white miso on the bottom of the pot then filled it with a salmon fillet, cabbage, carrots, spinach and shiitake mushrooms. I made dashi, a simple fish stock but you could easily use chicken or vegetable broth as well if you didn’t want to make broth from scratch. Another thing I enjoyed was that the hot pot can be used on the stove top or the oven. It can be used to create everything from delicious stews, meats and vegetables, to wontons and more! IMUSA has tons of delicious, ethnic dishes you can make using the Imusa GlobalKitchen Asian Hot Pot.

After only 15 minutes, my soup was done! It doesn’t get much easier than that, does it? I found that the hot pot conducted the heat very evenly and all the contents of my little ceramic pot were cooked to perfection no matter where they sat in the pot. It also retained its heat and kept the food warm on the table. This soup was so quick and easy thanks to the one-pot nature of this dish. Making anything in this dish will add ease to your meal preparations.

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This IMUSA GlobalKitchen Asian Hot Pot would make a fabulous gift for the foodie in your life. Today, you could win one of your own in the 25 Days of IMUSA Giveaways! Every day is a new chance to win so be sure to check back every day between now and Christmas over on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! This salmon and shiitake soup is healthy, flavorful and so very easy to make. I know you’ll enjoy it as much as we did!

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**Disclosure: I received one IMUSA GlobalKitchen Asian Hot Pot for the purposes of review. All the opinions expressed here are my own.

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Japanese Salmon & Shiitake Hot Pot

25 minutes

Yield: 2 generous servings

An easy, one dish soup filled with salmon, miso and vegetables.


  • 4 cups dashi or store-bought chicken/vegetable stock
  • white miso
  • 6 ounce boneless salmon fillet
  • 1 cup cabbage
  • 1 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 2 ounces dried shiitake mushrooms


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Prepare dashi or place store-bought stock in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  3. Spread some white miso generously onto bottom of hot pot or other 1 quart oven-proof ceramic dish.
  4. Place salmon, cabbage, carrots, spinach and mushrooms into dish and pour boiling broth over fish and vegetables. Cover with vented ceramic hot pot lid.
  5. Transfer hot pot to oven and bake approximately minutes or until fish has reached desired doneness. Removed from oven and enjoy immediately.

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