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Miso Soup

Make your own miso soup with soft cubes of tofu, crunchy curls of seaweed and aromatic spring onions. Enjoy it as a starter or as a snack.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Difficulty: Easy
Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS

5g dried wakame seaweed
1l dashi (shop bought or see tip)
200g fresh silken tofu, or firm if you prefer, cut into 1cm cubes
2 tbsp white miso paste
3 tbsp red miso paste
spring onion, finely chopped, to serve

METHOD

  1. Put the wakame in a small bowl and cover with cold water, then leave it for 5 mins until the leaves have fully expanded. 
  2. Make the dashi (see tip below) or heat until it reaches a rolling boil. Add the tofu and cook for 1 min before adding the seaweed. 
  3. Reduce the heat. Put both types of miso in a ladle or strainer and dip it into the pot. Slowly loosen up the miso with a spoon inside the ladle or strainer; the paste will slowly melt into the dashi. Once all the miso is dissolved into the soup, turn off the heat immediately. Sprinkle with chopped spring onions to add colour and fragrance.

Recipe from bbcgoodfood.com

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