Sunday, July 6, 2014

My Pork Miso Soup

I almost changed this title to Pork Soup with Miso because it turned out heartier than your typical, delicate miso soup.  This soup with a bowl of 8-grain rice and a few pieces of narazuke is enough for dinner for me. 


I boiled this St. Louis Spare Ribs ($11.50)  for 2 hours.  I tossed out the water after boiling.  I also removed the hard bones.  They gross me out. 

This Okinawa Nishime Konbu was on sale at Marukai for $7.97.  I used about half . . . maybe less. 

I soaked it in water and then tied some knots and cut between the knots. 

I started boiling about 7 cups of water in a pot.  I used this for the dashi.  I bought this bag in Japan for around $5.  I see it here at Nijiya Market for about twice that price. 

I tossed two of these dashi bags into the boiling water. 

Then I threw in some cut up daikon, the knotted konbu and 1/2 cup of sake. 

I don't really have a favorite brand of miso. This one was on sale so I bought it.  It was $5.99 . . . I think $2.00 cheaper than regular price.  

It has barley in it!!  It's good! I added 1/2 cup of the miso and a block of cut-up tofu to the soup.

Turned out good!

Also, if you go to Marukai this week, buy this apple juice.  It's on sale now for $5.99.   It's so refreshing. I love it.  


Anonymous said...

J: oh my gosh that soup looks so ono. I love daikon in all the different ways it can be prepared. Pork + konbu + daikon = my fave foods. Yum yum. I am full from lunch but I wouldn't mind a bowl.

I can't make up recipes but what I do is add my own twist. I'd make it with lotsa won bok, mustard cabbage, water cress and with a pork broth. Thank you for inspiring me and for sharing.

BTW I'm not into miso too much that one looks ono. -N

jalna said...

Yummmm, your version sounds good, N!!!

Leslie's pics said...

oooooh you giving Wendell some competition!!

jalna said...

LOL, not really, Les.

Anonymous said...

Your soup looks so hearty and delicious! Are you familiar with tonjiru? That's what your soup reminds me of.

Susan said...

My mom has a similar recipe but no miso. And that is a smart way of knotting kombu, easier and time saving than the way my mom taught me.

jalna said...

I think Wendell might've made tonjiru before, Anon. Maybe that's where I got the idea from.

Susan, the soup came out so tasty, that probably never need the miso. Glad you like my knotting technique. LOL.

Nippon Nin said...

Wow! Very involved miso soup! My miso soup is very very simple and ordinary. Cute that way you knotted kombu. Looks delicious!

jalna said...

I bet your miso soup is good, Akemi.

Erick said...

Looks yummy!