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


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

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.

A quart of water & dashi granules

3 tablespoons of miso paste

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.

Add tofu, green onions and seaweed and simmer a few more minutes.

It's ready to enjoy!

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?


~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!