Feb 4, 2010

Quick And Easy Miso Soup

I found a great recipe for Miso Soup which I thought would make a great lunchtime idea and a nice hot cup of green tea goes great along with it.

Miso Soup


~ 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
~ 1/4 c. Small shrimp (optional)


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. I like to add some shrimp to mine.

(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.)

1 comment:

Rue said...

mmmm - I love Miso!