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Japanese Convenience Food

Continuing with our theme of quick and easy, we present miso soup. It’s mostly water with three other packaged ingredients.

I start out cooking a bit of dried kombu in water. I bring it to a boil and then simmer. When i’ve extracted as much kombu goodness as I want, I add a package of dashi flakes for each serving. (see photo) As soon as the dashi flakes drop to the bottom, strain into a bowl. Add miso to taste. I put less miso than I think I’ll need into a small bowl. Stir in hot broth a little at a time until the mix is smooooooth. Pour into the broth. Taste and mix in more miso as necessary.

You can keep the soup warm in a crock pot or rice cooker or even keep it in the fridge for tomorrows lunch. Of course, fresh is best.

In Tallahassee, I found the dashi flakes and miso at Mike’s Seafood. The kombu came from New Leaf Market.

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3 Comments

  1. By the way, you can buy real wasabi at Bread and Roses.

  2. It’s also comfort food for me.

  3. Real wasabi as in the mountain stream grown tuber from Japan?

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