Do you love fancy Japanese dishes? If so, then this article is exclusively for you. In this article, we are going to discuss one of the best soup recipes. The authentic Japanese miso soup. Not only fancy and tasty but also healthy and savoury. Want to know an interesting fact? Researchers have found that consuming a bowl of miso soup can reduce the chances of breast cancer. How amazing is that!
What is Miso Soup
There are plenty of healthy soup recipes out there. For instance, you will find tomato soup, lentil soup, red lentil soup, mushroom soup, cream of mushroom soup, carrot soup recipes which are veg soup recipes. On the other hand, there are Chicken Soup, chicken noodle soup, tom yum soup, noodle soup, egg drop soup etc. are non-veg soup. But miso soup is a fancy soup that can be cooked both as veg and non-veg. Miso soup is an authentic and traditional Japanese soup that consists of dashi stock and miso paste. To know more about this soup, please read the full article.
Easy Miso Soup Recipe
There are two main ingredients of miso soup.
Dashi is an authentic Japanese stock/ broth made from certain dried seaweed (kombu) and flakes of bonito fish. It’s essential for the savoury authentic flavour. You can skip the fish if you are vegan)
This paste is the primary ingredient to cook the soup. Miso is a type of fermented paste usually made from soybean and koji. It has a salty flavour which will add the savoury taste to your soup.
Other Ingredients for Miso Soup
- Four cups of water.
- Kombu piece ( 2 inches)
- Bonito fish flakes (skip if you prefer it vegan)
For Miso Soup
- 3 tablespoon of miso paste.
- 8 ounce of silken tofu ( drained and diced)
- 2 green onions (chopped)
- 1 scallion. (Sliced thinly)
- Ocra, eggplant, spinach, carrot or any other vegetables if you prefer the vegan recipe. (Optional)
Instructions for Miso Soup Prepare
- You’ll have to cook the dashi. Firstly, mix the water and kombu in a round pan over medium to high heat. Secondly, bring the water to a boil and remove the kombu with a strainer. Thirdly, add the bonito flakes and simmer for one minute. Turn off the heat and let the broth sit for five minutes. Finally, strain the bonito. Voila! You have your perfect dashi.
- Now, it’s time for the soup. Put the dashi again on high flame. Whisk some dashi in a bowl and mix it with the miso paste. Mix until the miso is fully dissolved. Mix it with the dashi broth. Add vegetables and onions if you like. Simmer for a couple of minutes. Reduce heat and the Never boil the dashi once tofu is added. Warm up the tofu for 1 minute and add scallions for more taste.
- Finally, pour into a bowl while it’s hot and enjoy the luxury of authentic restaurant style soup.
Miso soup is packed with probiotics which improve the gut’s health. It also contains protein, vitamin B12, vitamin B2, vitamin E, Vitamin K, dietary fibre etc. However, if you have high blood pressure or heart disease, consult with a dietitian before consuming it every day. Did you like our recipe? Let us know in the comment section.