Miso Shiru Soup
photo by Jonathan Melendez
- Ready In:
- ----------Make the dashi---------.
- Bring water to a boil.
- Wash Kelp under cold water tap.
- Add to water when it comes to a boil.
- Stir and let boil 3 minutes.
- Remove kelp from the water and add the bonito.
- Allow to come to boil and remove from heat immediately.
- Let it settle for a few minutes.
- Strain off the bonito and set aside for whenever you need the dashi.
- ---------Make the Miso Shiru-----------.
- Bring the dashi to a boil.
- Mix a little hot liquid with the bean paste, stirring until smooth.
- Pour mixture back into the saucepan, stir well.
- Add tofu and return to boil.
- Simmer for a few seconds only.
- Ladle into bowls and garnish with green onion and a slice or two of mushroom.
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Made mine with dashi flakes, red miso, teriyaki flavored roasted nori bits (a 'snack' item for sprinkling on soup, salad, noodle dishes or stir-fries) and omitted the mushrooms. It went together quickly and tastes as good or better than the soup at my favorite sushi place. Thanks for this great recipe!
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