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Basic Miso Soup

Yields1 Serving
 1 3-inch or 1 rounded tsp dried pieces wakame seaweed
 1 cup thinly sliced onions
 1 quart water or soup stock
 1-1.5 tbs. miso
 chopped scallions, parsley or watercress for garnish
1

Soak the wakame in cold water for some minutes and slice it into small pieces

2

Put wakame and thinly sliced onions in a pot and add the water. You can also use soup stock if available or wakame soaking water if it is not too salty.

3

Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 10-20 minutes or until tender. Reduce the heat.

4

Put the miso in a bowl or a suribachi.

5

Add 1/4 cup of the broth from the pot and dissolve miso in it. Add it to the soup, simmer – not boil- for 3-5 minutes and serve. Garnish with parsley, scallions or watercress.

FOR SWEETER TASTE:
6

Saute onions and other possible vegetable pieces first in a little sesame oil and then add the water. Then follow the basic recipe.

FOR COLD MORNINGS:
7

Add some grated ginger to the soup in the beginning to increase the circulation in the body.

Ingredients

 1 3-inch or 1 rounded tsp dried pieces wakame seaweed
 1 cup thinly sliced onions
 1 quart water or soup stock
 1-1.5 tbs. miso
 chopped scallions, parsley or watercress for garnish

Directions

1

Soak the wakame in cold water for some minutes and slice it into small pieces

2

Put wakame and thinly sliced onions in a pot and add the water. You can also use soup stock if available or wakame soaking water if it is not too salty.

3

Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 10-20 minutes or until tender. Reduce the heat.

4

Put the miso in a bowl or a suribachi.

5

Add 1/4 cup of the broth from the pot and dissolve miso in it. Add it to the soup, simmer – not boil- for 3-5 minutes and serve. Garnish with parsley, scallions or watercress.

FOR SWEETER TASTE:
6

Saute onions and other possible vegetable pieces first in a little sesame oil and then add the water. Then follow the basic recipe.

FOR COLD MORNINGS:
7

Add some grated ginger to the soup in the beginning to increase the circulation in the body.

Basic Miso Soup
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