When you visit your favorite Japanese restaurant, you probably start with a soup and probably choose a Miso soup. what is Miso. You may have heard that its made from fermented soy beans, very salty in flavor and mixed with some seaweed.
But did you know this:
Miso paste is an Asian seasoning made by fermenting a mixture of soybeans, barley, brown rice and several other grains with a fungus.The result of this fermentation is a smooth-textured paste with a strong, salty flavor. Often used in Asian cooking, miso is a healthy, probiotic food that helps support digestion by adding beneficial.
I bet you didn't know that. So, as the cold weather is here, buy a container of Miso Paste from your local Asian market, buy some dehydrated seaweed (not the ones used for sushi rolls).
First add the dehydrated seaweed (nice emerald green color when fully hydrated) to a cup of water and allow the hydration process begin (allow about 15-20 minutes). Then boil 2-3 cups of water depending on how much you and your friends love miso soup. As the water boils, start to add 1 tablespoon of miso paste and stir. Add the hydrated seaweed and its done.
Other uses of miso paste. Add some to your favorite hummus or add some to your favorite dish at the very end of the cooking process.
Eat healthy and be well!
By Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocanmaryland.com