Delightful Japanese Traditional Miso Soup from Kamakura. Authentic Recipe of Omiotsuke.

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Things to know about Omiotsuke Recipe

Japanese Traditional Miso Soup from Kamakura – Omiotsuke is one of the foundations of Japanese Cuisine, but it’s now being served in different parts of the world. It is both delicious and nutritious as it is low in calories. Also, it is believed that 75% of people in Japan devour miso soup at least once a day.

The origin of the soup comes from the Kamakura Period from 1185 up to 1333. It was a daily meal of samurais, and the instant miso paste was explicitly developed for military commanders. The soup is made from miso paste and the traditional fish stock known as Dashi. Dashi serves as the soup base, which is made of seaweed or dried kelp, dried sardines, dried bonito, and dried shiitake mushrooms.


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Delightful Japanese Traditional Miso Soup from Kamakura. Authentic Recipe of Omiotsuke.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: 御味御付
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Price Level Normal Price
Main Ingredient Group Beans & Legumes, Stocks, Stocks (Fish), Tofu, Wild Greens
Spice Level No Spicy Recipes
Dish Type Soups, Soups (Hot)
Main Cooking Method Boiled, Boiled (Simmering)
Occasional Cooking Weekend Family Meal Recipes

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Servings 4 People
Calories / Serving 528 kcal

Ingredients
 

Dashi

  • 8 cups Water
  • 2 cups Dry Tuna Flake – Katsuobushi – Okaka – Dry Bonito Flake
  • 4 pcs Dried Kelp Leaf

Miso Soup

  • 4 cups Dashi
  • 6 tbsp Miso Paste
  • 2 pcs Scallion
  • 4 tbsp Seaweed or Wakame dried
  • 200 grams (7.05 oz) Tofu – Bean Curd

Instructions
 

Preparation

  • Prepare and measure all ingredients properly ahead of time.

Dashi

  • Clean the dried kelp by wiping it using a clean paper towel.
  • Soak the dried kelp in water for 30 minutes or overnight.
  • In the morning, the kelp is already rehydrated, but do not throw the water. The water is known as cold brew kombu dashi.
  • In a saucepan, pour the kombu water and the dried kelp and boil over medium fire.
  • While it boils, take out the kelp into the water and add the bonito flakes and simmer for about 1 minute.
  • Turn off the fire and let the bonito stay for another 10 minutes.
  • Strain the Dashi using a fine-mesh sieve and set it aside.

Miso Soup

  • Slice the tofu into small dice, chop the scallion, and set it aside.
  • Pour two cups of Dashi into the saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • After boiling, reduce the heat to simmer.
  • Add the miso paste and tofu and simmer.
  • Continue cooking in low heat until the tofu is well cooked. Make sure not over boil.
  • In a separate bowl, soak the seaweed or wakame.
  • Once the dried seaweed is rehydrated, then you can add each on top of the miso soup.
  • Top it with chopped scallion and serve hot.

NOTES

  • You may add other hard-to-cook ingredients like seafood or meat.
  • It is better not to pour the miso paste directly into the boiling water to avoid lumps.
COOKING TIPS:

There is a cooking method called Niebana in Japanese cooking. It is to stop cooking just before the soup boils. It is when the aroma and flavor stay, that it can make the soup more flavorful. Once the miso soup boils, the alcohol from the fermentation that gives the fragrance is lost through evaporation.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

Healthy Diet Recipe Healthy Recipes

Nutrition

Calories: 528kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 92gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 2083mgPotassium: 1296mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 44IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 175mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Japanese Traditional Miso Soup, Omiotsuke Recipe, 御味御付
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