How To Make Miso Soup
Many years ago, I was introduced to Japanese food; sushi and sashimi is the most famous dish of Japanese food. I love the test of raw fish dipped in soy souse and wasabi (hot and spicy Japanese green mustard). Besides cold raw fresh fish, a hot steamy miso soup is my favorite. Miso soup is the perfect soup for every meal, either served as a side dish or the main cause. It takes less time to prepare and make, especially for a person who has little time in the kitchen. More than a delicious taste and quick prepare, miso soup is good for health, body and soul.
Miso soup, a hot brown caramel-colored soybean soup, was originally from Japan, and Japanese eat miso soup in every meal, especially for a hot steamy breakfast. Even though soybean paste is an important ingredient of miso soup, every household still has its own recipe for miso paste. In Kyushu and Honshu, we will find a steaming bowl of breakfast soup seasoned with winy mugi (barley) miso; or in Nagoya, we will find burnished brown Hatcho miso soup with cubes of tofu. In Shikoku and Kansai, we also find creamy sweet Saikyo miso.
Miso soup is healthy and low in cholesterol, which is a good way to use miso soup to be a supplement for a diet. Furthermore the researchers at Japans National Cancer Center discovered that women who had three or more bowls of miso soup each day reduced their risk of getting breast cancer by about forty percent compare to those had only one bowl. The reason is because the soup contains fermented soybean paste that contains isoflavones, chemicals found in plants, which mimic the action of female sex hormone estrogen. The researchers believed that chemicals would prevent breast tumors developing by blocking the cancer-causing effects of estrogen.
You can find miso soup ingredients, such as miso paste, seaweed, and tofu at any Asian market, Oriental Market on Hargrove Road and Sing Sing International Grocery on 15th Street are among the local stores. For a growing number of consumers, there are many kinds and intensities of miso paste available in the market. The test of the different brands might be different than others, according to the mixture of the paste. You can ask the seller for some advice to compare the products and flavor to suit your tests and needs. Seaweed is the exotic ingredient for miso soup; there are many types of seaweed used in Japanese food. Only one type that goes well with miso soup is black long strip of dry seaweed, known as alaria or wakame (undaria). Tofu, or bean curd, is a perfect source of protein. You can use tofu substitute meat in many dishes of diet program or vegetarian food. There are three types of tofu, firm, medium, and soft, to suit your need. Besides unique Asian ingredients, you need to get some green onions and mushrooms; these ingredients can be found in many supermarkets, such as Wal-Mart and Bruno.
After you get all the ingredients, you need to soak four inches of dry seaweed in cold water before cooking - anywhere from one minute to overnight. When you finished soaking seaweed, you chop it into bite size pieces. You also need to clean and cut off the roots of green onions, then chop them to get one teaspoon. After that, you slice mushroom into thin slices, and cut the tofu into small cubes for one teaspoon.
When you finish preparing ingredients, and then start to cook. First, boil one cup of water. While waiting for water to boil, you put one teaspoon of miso paste in to a medium-mixing bowl. Second, you add hot water into the mixing bowl and stir carefully until the miso paste dissolves. Finally, when you are ready to serve, you scoop the warm soup mixed in to the soup cup, add tofu, mushrooms, seaweed, and finish with chopped green onion.
Almost All Japanese have started the day with miso soup every morning for over a thousand years, which means miso soup is the test of the culture along with the Japanese society. The easy miso soup recipe has been shared between countries; furthermore the delightful test of hot steamy brown caramel-colored soybean soup has been added to the kitchen table of many households around the world.
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