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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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  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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