Saturday, January 23, 2016
New Recipe for January
One of my resolutions is to try a new recipe every month. Last week, I made something I have been meaning to try for ages - homemade miso soup. I love miso soup. It doesn't have many calories and in winter, it is hot and comforting. To control the salt, I used a low sodium sweet miso and a low sodium tamari sauce. Here are the ingredients:
They include two kinds of sea veggies - kombu for making a dashi which is Japanese broth and wakame to add with the tofu to the broth. To make a dashi, one brings a piece of kombu and 5 cups of water to a boil. Take it off the heat, discard the kombu and pour the hot water over 1/2 cup of bonito flakes. Let that steep for 10 minutes and strain.
Then dissolve 3 tablespoons of miso in the broth, add green onions, tofu and wakame and simmer. If it is too bland, add a few tablespoons of tamari. It is that easy, low calorie and really satisfying.