Monday, October 18, 2010

Traditional Miso Soup to Warm You Up

If you enjoy Japanese food, you probably like Miso Soup. We love it here! Not only it tastes good, it is also wonderful for your health. Studies show that it can reduce risk of certain cancers.
We came across a very good and easy recipe, in case you enjoy it as much as we do.

Traditional Miso Soup
Servings: 4 portions
  • 2 teaspoons dashi granules*
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons miso paste
  • 1 (8 ounce) package silken tofu, diced
  • 2 green onions, sliced diagonally into 1/2 inch pieces
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine dashi granules and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and whisk in the miso paste. Stir in tofu. Separate the layers of the green onions, and add them to the soup. Simmer gently for 2 to 3 minutes before serving. 
*Dashi is a basic stock used in Japanese cooking which is made by boiling dried kelp (seaweed) and dried bonito (fish). Instant dashi granules are sold in conveniently-sized jars or packets and vary in strength. Add more dashi to your soup if you want a stronger stock. You can use yellow, white or red miso paste for this soup. Yellow miso is sweet and creamy, red miso is stronger and saltier. 
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1 comment:

  1. I love miso, but was intimidated by the idea of making it myself. This looks plenty easy if I can just find a source for dashi and miso paste. A trip to Jungle Jim's may be in order.