Miso Soup

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings

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Ingredients
  • 4 to 5 cups dashi, recipe follows
  • 2 tablespoons brown miso paste, plus more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons white miso paste, plus more to taste
  • 6 ounces firm tofu, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 scallions, white and green, thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • 2 tablespoons aji mirin (sweetened rice wine), optional
  • DASHI
  • 6 cups cold water
  • One 12-inch long piece of kombu, wiped with a damp cloth
  • One .88-ounce/25 grams package shaved dried bonito flakes
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Directions

In a saucepan heat the dashi and whisk in the miso pastes. Bring to a simmer and add the tofu, scallions, and mirin, if using. Remove from the heat and serve immediately.

In a saucepan, combine the water and kombu. Bring to a simmer, uncovered, over medium heat. Remove the kombu and discard. Bring the liquid to a boil, add the bonito flakes and immediately remove the pan from the heat. Allow the dashi to sit undisturbed for 2 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh strainer into a medium bowl. Discard the bonito flakes. Use immediately or store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Yield about 4 to 5 cups

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