How to Make Miso Soup
Miso soup has been a staple of Japan for centuries. This simple, clear and satisfying soup is a perfect starter to your next meal.
-Hey, everyone. I'm Judith. Well today, we'll be making a satisfying, subtle and very healthy Miso Soup for you. All right, so what you'll need for this is 2 cups of prepared instant dashi, made according to package instructions; 5 tablespoons of shiro miso; 4 ounces of tofu, diced; 2 small green onions, chopped; and, slivered lemon peel is optional. All right, there's something so satisfying about making miso soup from scratch. You just have to go out there and find those specific ingredients. But, I'm telling you, it'll be worth the while. So, with dashi, we've prepared it according to the back package's instructions. Usually, dashi comes in granules and you mix it with water and you get that stock. It's a-- dashi is a protein-rich stock made from dried bonito flakes which are fish and kelp. And so, it gives off this very fishy ocean aroma which we've got going here. So, that-- we're going to bring that to the boil right there. Now, in a small bowl, we're going to add in our miso paste. So, miso paste is basically soy bean paste traditional of Japan. And, of course, in Japan, they eat miso soup with practically every meal. Very healthy. All right, so now we're just going to dissolve our miso paste. Mix it in with 1/2 cup of water and get that down. So, once our miso paste is smooth, we're going to add that to our boiling dashi stock. So, in it goes. And to that, we'll also going to add in our tofu. So, we want to bring that up to boiling. Let all of those flavors cook through. Oh, it smells like the ocean in here, let me tell you. And once that's brought to boiling, we can serve it up. So, our miso soup has been brought to a boil and that is ready now to serve up. So, let's get our bowl. Put it in there. Fantastic. And, you can keep that and serve and it eat it up with any meal. And that's just going to be really healthy, subtle, satisfying soup. Now, the last but not the least, let it to sprinkle some of our green onions on top of there. That's going to give the lovely bite. So, there you go. That is how you make Miso Soup.