Clear Gravy

Prep Time

30-60 mins

Cooking Time

10-30 mins


2 cups




Cooking with

Unlike most sauces or gravies, this simple recipe contains little oil and no flour, yet it has a full, delicate flavor and pleasing texture. Serve over grains, vegetables, and noodles.


  • 2 cups shiitake dashi stock
  • 1 tsp Mitoku Sesame Oil
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • ½ small bay leaf
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp Mitoku Organic Shoyu or Mitoku Organic Tamari Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp Mitoku Organic Mirin (optional)
  • 3 tbsp crushed Mitoku Organic Kuzu

Preparation Method

  1. Heat the oil in a medium-sized skillet or small saucepan or small saucepan. Add onion and sauté 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add stock, bay leaf, and salt. Gently simmer together 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Add mirin and shoyu or tamari, and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  4. Thoroughly dissolve kuzu in 3 tbsp cold water and slowly add it to the sauce while stirring briskly. Return pan to heat and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly. Simmer 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Keep gravy hot (not boiling) until serving.

Recipe by John & Jan Belleme