Double Mushroom Miso Soup
Here's another great variation on miso soup with a little extra something-something: mushrooms-mushrooms.
The earthy flavor of dried shiitake mushrooms adds real depth and intensity and harmonizes perfectly with the salty-sweet miso.
Bring the vegetable broth to a boil and add the dried mushrooms and seaweed. (Add the dried mushrooms now, let them soften, and remove them and slice before adding back to the pan with the other ingredients.) Simmer until mushrooms are softened, about 10 minutes.
Add the fresh mushrooms and tofu and simmer until the mushrooms are tender. Ladle out about 1/2 cup of the broth and stir it into 2 tablespoons of the miso. Mix until smooth and add to the pot. Taste, and if more miso is needed, repeat the process with another tablespoon of miso.
Allow the soup to simmer for about 5 more minutes without boiling and serve.
This makes about 6 large bowls or 8 smaller ones. Based on 6 servings, each bowl provides 38 Calories (kcal); 1g Total Fat; (11% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 705mg Sodium; 1g Fiber.
Photo and recipe Copyright 2007 Susan Voisin and Fatfree Vegan Kitchen
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