Miso soup #2

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 Carrot; thinly sliced
1 Celery stalk; sliced
½ medium Onion; diced
3 tablespoons Miso paste
1 Clove (large) garlic; pressed
1 teaspoon Fresh ginger root; minced
¼ cup Dried arame seaweed; rehydrated in:
¼ cup Hot water; rinsed and drained
5 Shitake mushrooms; cleaned and sliced
2 tablespoons Sesame oil
¼ teaspoon Toasted sesame oil (optional)
1 quart (4 cups) pure water; boiled (up to)
3 Scallions -or-
1 tablespoon Cilantro; minced

GARNISH

From: James Porter <porterj@...> Date: Mon, 5 Aug 1996 13:12:40 -0600 By Dr. Sally LaMont, Naturopathic Physician and Licensed Acupuncturist, Practicing in Marin county California, 415-381-4578 All about soup......Sally's soup class handout (makes about 5 cups in 20 minutes) Miso is a traditional Japanese product made from soybeans. Its rich, salty nature makes it a perfect boullion-like base for soups and sauces. (Miso paste is made in Japan by steaming and fermenting various grains, mixing them with soybeans, adding salt and aging for 2 or more years. It naturally contains enzymes and vitamins generated by the micro-organisms which ferment it. Because it contains these live cultures (much like yogurt does), it is important that it not be boiled). To make miso soup, stir-fried veggies are prepared. The miso paste is mixed with warm water and added at the end of the soup making process, to retain its maximal nutitional value.

Bring one quart of water to a boil. Once the water has boiled, pour one cup into a pyrex measuring cup. Allow it to cool a few minutes and mix in the miso. Pour a little water over the arame to rehydrate it. Heat the oil in a wok over high heat and stir-fry the ginger and garlic for 15 seconds. Add the onions, carrots and celery, stirring constantly for about 4 minutes.

Stir in the shitake mushrooms for another 2 minutes. Add the remaining 3 cups of hot water to the wok and bring it to a boil. Cook an additional 3-5 minutes or until the carrots are done. Add the drained seaweed. Remove the wok from the heat and allow it to stop boiling completely. In 1 minute, stir in the miso broth, mixing well. Transfer to soup bowls and garnish with scallions or cilantro. Serve with brown rice topped with gamasio (see recipe).

EAT-L Digest 4 August 96

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