Mushroom Miso Soup with Soba Noodles

This recipe is a fairly quick, 1-bowl soup recipe (increase the measurements accordingly). I didn’t stick to any kind of traditional miso or soba recipes, here. Also, I didn’t have in the fridge things like spring onions, which I would highly recommend as a garnish (see “note,” below).  Still, this was a very satisfying bowl of soup and noodles.

Mushroom Miso Soup with Soba Noodles

Time: 10-15 minutes

Servings: 1

2015-02-22 18.14.18Ingredients:

  • 2 dried shiitake
  • 2 dried wood-ear mushrooms
  • 2 c  + 1 c boiling water
  • 1 t olive oil
  • 2 t onion, minced
  • dash of salt
  • 2 t carrot, small dice
  • 1/4 t, fresh ground pepper
  • dash or two of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 no-salt bullion cube
  • one thumb of soba noodles
  • 1 T white miso paste
  • 1/2 c roughly cut spinach

Directions:

  1. Place dried mushrooms in a bowl and cover with 1-2 cups of boiling water. Cover the bowl with a plate and let the mushrooms reconstitute. I let the mushrooms sit for more than 20 minutes. Cut off the shiitake stems, and thinly slice the shiitake mushroom caps and the wood-ears.
  2. 2015-02-22 18.28.44Add the olive oil to a heated, small saucepan. Add the onion and salt, and cook until just translucent.
  3. Add the carrot, and bring continue to cook until the carrot begins to soft. Add the black pepper and cayenne and cook until fragrant.
  4. Add the mushrooms, and continue to cook on medium-high until the carrots and onions get a little caramelization.
  5. Add 1/2 veggie bullion and 1 cup of water. Keep on medium heat and cover.
  6. Bring a 4 cups of water to boil in a medium-large saucepan. Cook the soba noodles for 3 minutes. Drain and put in your soup bowl.
  7. To your blow, add fresh spinach.
  8. Turn the heat off of the small saucepan and add the miso paste (never boil the miso). Stir until miso is dissolved.
  9. Pour the miso soup onto the spinach and noodles in the blow.

Note: not added to my recipe, only because I didn’t have them on hand, garnish with thinly sliced spring onion.

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Handmade, organic cotton napkin by Wind Poppy

 

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