It may not really be soup weather any more but that’s no reason not to enjoy this healthy vegetable and salmon miso soup for a light easy meal.
Don’t even feel you have to stick exactly to the recipe – any green vegetables would be fine as a substitute. After all, I looked in my fridge and found courgette and sugar snap peas. Had I had mangetouts and spring greens, I’d have still made a salmon miso soup.
I don’t use miso very often but I was sent some complementary Mellow Yellow Awase Miso soup and Organic Tamari soy sauce by Yutaka and I really wanted to use them together. I added a little ginger and garlic and also just a few drops of sesame oil at the end for a little extra flavour. Just be careful not to add too much or it will drown out the taste of the miso.
I made this when my lovely husband was out as he’s not such a big fan of salmon as I am. On nights like that I really don’t want to spend all night in the kitchen so it was even better that this soup was so quick and easy to put together. I also went to bed feeling smug and healthy, knowing that he may have had more fun on a night out, but I’d feel better in the morning.
Ingredients – Serves 1
1 sachet Yutaka Mellow Yellow Awase Miso Soup
1 tsp Yutaka Organic Tamari Soy Sauce
1 small piece of salmon
1 clove of garlic, finely sliced
Small piece of fresh ginger, sliced into batons
1/4 courgette, cut into thick batons
Handful of sugar snap peas
A few drops of sesame oil (optional)
How to Make Salmon Miso Soup
1. Dissolve the miso soup paste into 200ml of boiling water in a saucepan. Add the ginger, garlic and soy sauce and then the salmon. Let it simmer very gently for about 7-8 minutes.
2. Remove the salmon and add the courgette and sugar snap peas to the pan. Simmer for 2 more minutes.
3. Flake the salmon into a soup bowl. Ladle the miso soup over the top and add a few drops of sesame oil if you want.
I am linking this to Super Soup, hosted by Jo’s Kitchen and Recipe of the Week hosted by A Mummy Too. As it contains lots of veggies I am also linking it to Extra Veg, hosted by Veggie Desserts and run by Fuss Free Flavours and Utterly Scrummy.
Disclosure: I received the Yutaka products for free but the opinions and recipe are my own.