Miso Soup

Please sharePin on PinterestShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponShare on TumblrEmail this to someone

Miso Soup

Miso Soup is my go-to soup as it takes only minutes to prepare. Only a handful of ingredients are needed and I almost always have them in my refrigerator and pantry. While wakame (seaweed) and tofu usually appear in classic miso soup, other ingredients like daikon, carrot, mushrooms, potatoes, squash, and baby clams may be added.

A good soup stock is the foundation of a delicious soup. In the case of miso soup, it is the dashi stock. Nothing beats homemade dashi stock which takes only minutes to prepare, unlike other soup stocks. The only down side is the expense as kombu (dried kelp) and katsuo bushi (shaved dried skipjack tuna/bonito flakes) can be costly and depending on where you live may not always be easily available. Purist frown upon it but instant dashi may be an option. I use both.

Miso Soup

Miso, on the other hand is widely found these days because of its touted health benefits. Here in North America, there are three types of miso available – shiro (white), aka (red), and awase (mixed white and red). Do check the lables as some even come pre-mixed with dashi. Shiro miso is the most popular as it has the lightest flavor. Awase miso is a happy medium but you can always mix your own in whatever ratio you prefer. Always start with a 1:1 ratio of white and red and go from there.

Miso Soup

How much miso should I use for my soup? A good rule of thumb (which works for me) is a tablespoon of miso to a cup of dashi stock. Since miso is pretty salty, you may want to adjust it to your own liking. For step-by-step instructions on preparing homemade Dashi Stock, please refer to my Oden post.

Miso Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Miso Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp dried wakame (dried seaweed)
  • 3 tbsp (60g) shiro miso (white miso)
  • 3 cups (720ml) homemade dashi or 3 cups (720ml) water and 1 tsp instant dashi
  • 6 oz (soft tofu) cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 2 green onions, finely sliced

Instructions

Soak wakame in a bowl for 10 minutes. Drain. Place miso in a bowl.

Bring dashi in a medium sized saucepan to a boil. Scoop up about ¾ cup (180ml) boiling dashi and pour it over miso. Mix with a fork until miso dissolves.

Add tofu and wakame to the sauce pan. Bring it back up to a boil.

Pour dissolved miso back into the saucepan. Turn off heat just before soup comes back up to a boil.

Serve in individual bowls sprinkled with sliced green onions.

http://www.rotinrice.com/2013/12/miso-soup/


Miso Soup

Be sure to check out the other miso soup recipes on this blog. Please click on the link or image to open in a new window.

Sapporo Style Miso Ramen

Sapporo Style Miso Ramen

Buta Nabe (Pork Miso Hot Pot

Buta Nabe (Pork Miso Hot Pot)

Hoto Nabe (Flat Noodles Miso Hot Pot

Hōtō Nabe (Flat Noodles Miso Hot Pot)

Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 8-)

Biren

Please sharePin on PinterestShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterShare on StumbleUponShare on TumblrEmail this to someone

7 Responses

  1. soup looks wonderful Biren Happy Holidays to you and family

  2. rebecca says:

    this looks great adore miso soup

  3. Ramona says:

    I have been playing around with my first batch of miso from the store… this looks like a great one to try. :)

  4. I love making Miso Soup when it gets cold outside. I can’t wait to give this one a try!

  1. February 28, 2014

    […] zushi is truly a delicious one-bowl meal. It is so satisfying when served with a warm bowl of Miso Soup, finished off with a cup of green […]

  2. March 13, 2014

    […] with a cup of green tea. For dinner, top with a teaspoonful of fish roe and serve with a bowl of Miso Soup. Simple, tasty, and totally satisfying! Scattered sushi is a good option for the weekdays when you […]

  3. March 28, 2014

    […] Rice for lunch washed down with a cup of oolong tea. It is totally satisfying with a warm bowl of Miso Soup for […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>