Oh, it’s raining again. Oh well, in these situations one can only kick back, turn up the volume on a Kerrang! heavy-metal compilation on the iTunes (hi Rammstein!), and look to yet another comforting soup.
One of the Seven Wonders of Tangleton is the small Cash & Carry/Off-Licence shop hidden behind the White Lion Hotel at the top of the town centre. Every possible type of flour, spice, herb and lentil that an Anxious can stagger home carrying. Today’s haul included a huge bottle of soy sauce, coconut cream, two tins chickpeas, zaatar, somaq and chives, for a princely £8. Unfortunately this frugality was somewhat blown by having to buy miso from the Marks & Sparks Foodhall, as no other bugger in Tangleton appears to stock the stuff. And even then it is a miso and ginger “recipe” paste, rather than miso paste / firstworldproblems.
Still, mustn’t grumble. The ginger ended up as quite a nice note in the below soup recipe…..
Original recipe from here: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/apr/27/simple-joy-miso-soup-nigel-slater-recipes
Couple of pints of vegetable stock
Half a jar of M&S Miso and ginger recipe paste
Generous dash sesame oil and soy sauce
Half a block of firm tofu, cubed
One third a savoy cabbage, shredded
Splash lemon juice
Sprinkle of chives
Pack medium egg noodles
Heat a pan of water to boiling, add a dash of salt and the noodles. Cook to packet instructions.
Heat the vegetable stock and the cubed tofu to a wok, and bring to the boil, then add the sesame oil, soy and miso paste, simmer for a minute.
Layer the cabbage in a bowl. Drain the cooked noodles and add. Pour over the miso broth and tofu, add a dash of lemon juice and a sprinkle of chives. Serve.