Monthly Archives January 2013

Miso Soup

Miso soup is a stable of Japanese cuisine. It is a simple, clear soup and it is very healthy! This recipe calls for scallions at the end but the scallions can easily be left out.


Ingredients:

miso soup

Dashi Stock Ingredients

  • 1 -2 tsp of sesame oil
  • 1/2 medium chopped onion
  • 1 diced celery stalk
  • 1 diced carrot
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1.2 cup of dried shitake mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp of crumbled wakame
  • 1 piece of kombu
  • 1 tsp of minced ginger
  • a pinch of crushed red pepper

Saute the onion, celery, carrot and garlic in a pan with sesame oil. Saute until the onion is translucent. Next, add the rest of the ingredients and bring everything to a boil. Simmer for 15 more minutes. The dashi stock is complete. Now it is time to make the rest of the miso soup to add to the stock.

Miso Soup Ingredients

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Avocado Soup

avocado soup

Here’s a nice and easy avocado soup dish that is perfect if you are planing a multi-course meal. if you be a great started for an Island or Caribbean themed dinner party!

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time:
30 minutes – 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • 1/2 of a large avocado
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/2 of a green pepper
  • 2 cups of white stock or chicken bouillon
  • a dash of worcestershire sauce

Melt the butter in the microwave for about a minute or until the butter completely turns into a liquid. In a large pot combine the butter and flour. Carefully stir the flour into the melted butter. Then add the milk and slowly cook everything until the mixture is a thick, white sauce. After that, stir in the white stock or chicken bouillon...

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