Miso Soup with Wakame Seaweed

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In Japan, Miso Soup is served at breakfast, lunch or dinner with a main meal and a bowl of rice - one of the staple kelp recipes to cook in the kitchen. Each family has a unique way for preparing this meal starter. My family enjoys it best with wakame seaweed. It's a deliciously refreshing way to get energized and is one of our simple seaweed recipes you might want to try.

It is so popular that a Russian spaceship was launched recently to deliver wakame seaweed soup and other mouthwatering Japanese dishes to the International Space Station.

I feel better now knowing that if ever I'm in outer space, I can always have my favorite seaweeds delivered!

Taste Sensations:How To Make Miso Soup

What you will need:

500 ml dashi stock, (see dashi stock recipe)
medium onion, sliced
2 teaspons dried wakame seaweed
2 tablespoons miso paste

1. Pour dashi stock into the pan.
2. Add the onions and bring to boil. Simmer until the onion turns iridescent.
3. Add the wakame and continue to simmer for a couple of minutes. Until the wakame opens out or increases in size.
4. Add the miso paste and stir until dissolved. Heat for just a few more minutes until the soup starts to boil.
5. Serve immediately and enjoy! This is one of my favorite seaweed recipes.

Dashi Stock
Makes 800 ml

Dashi or Japanese fish stock is an essential soup stock in Japanese seaweed recipes. It is made from flaked bonito and kelp. While western cooking usually use meats or chicken stock to flavor a meal, with dashi, the goodness of seaweed and bonito are extracted for a flavorful, healthy dish!

What you will need:

1 litre water
15cm (6 in.) stir dried konbu or kelp, cut into 3 pieces
30g (1 oz.) dried bonito flakes

1. Put water and konbu in a pan.
2. Over medium heat, slowly bring it to boil.
3. Just before the mixture reaches boiling point, remove the konbu and add the bonito flakes.
4. When the flakes begin to rise and the mixture bubbles, turn off the heat.
5. Wait until the flakes settle to the bottom of the pan.

Hip Chick's Miso Soup

Bring out your favorite James Brown music :-) and prepare your miso soup.

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