Friday, November 12, 2010

Miso Soup

I LOVE Miso Soup! It's total comfort food for me. One sip and my eyes close, my lips curl into a smile, I say, "mmmmmmmm" and all the stress of the day melts away.

Miso Soup is also super insanely easy to make!!

This recipe is slightly adapted from Michelle Chen's recipe on allrecipes.com.

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Miso Soup
2 tsp dashi granules
4 C water
3 TBLS miso paste
1 (8 ounce) package firm tofu, diced
1 sheet of nori (dried seaweed), cut into strips
2 green onions, sliced diagonally into 1/2 inch pieces
additional water to hydrate nori

In a small bowl combine nori strips with enough water to cover them. When they are re-hydrated, drain off excess water.
Meanwhile, 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 and dashi strips. Add green onions to the soup. Simmer gently for 2 to 3 minutes before serving.

This is what you need
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I cut a sheet of nori into strips and just put it into some water to rehydrate it. I didn't want it to soak up all of the broth of that soup by placing it in still dry.
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A quart of water & dashi granules
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3 tablespoons of miso paste
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You can get this in the refrigerator section in your Asian market. It keeps forever in the fridge!

Whisk the miso paste into the dashi broth and bring to a boil.
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Add tofu, green onions and seaweed and simmer a few more minutes.

It's ready to enjoy!
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This would have also been great with a very thinly sliced mushroom or two!

Comfort food that only takes a few minutes!

What are your favorite comfort foods?

5 comments:

~Chris said...

That's awesome, thanks for posting! We also have Miso Soup when we make sushi, tempura and/or sukiyaki, but we always used the packets. For some reason, it never even occurred to me to look it up. We'll definitely have to make it from scratch from now on! :)

Culinary Alchemist said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!!! I adore Miso soup... I must make this... now if I can only find a market that carries Miso paste...

teresa said...

this looks wonderful, so comforting!

watchmenow said...

Mmmmm. I could eat miso soup every day.

Spryte said...

Me too!! It's one of my favorites!