Miso soup with fresh shittake
This warming soup is from The Good Morning Macrobiotic Breakfast Book by Aveline Kushi and Wendy Esko
4-5 Cups water
1/4 Cup dry wakame (1/2 ounce), soaked and sliced
5-6 Fresh shittake mushrooms, de-stemmed and quartered
1 Tablespoon bonita flakes (optional)
1/2 Cup snow peas, de-stemmed
1/2 Cup firm- style tofu (4 ounces), cut into 1- inch cubes
11/2-21/2 tablespoons pureed miso
yield: 4-5 cup servings
Place the water in a pot, cover and bring to a boil. Add the wakame, cover, reduce the flame to medium-low, and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add the shittake mushrooms and the bonita flakes to the soup. Cover and simmer 4-5 minutes. Place the snow peas and the tofu in the pot. Reduce the flame to very low. Dilute the miso with a few tablespoons of the broth and add it to the soup. Cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Remove and place in serving bowls.
-It was cold and snowing here today (yes snow) and this was such a good soup! I used barley miso for this. I omitted the bonita.