Thursday, March 24, 2011

Miso Noodle Soup

This is an easy to prepare recipe to help detox your body and protect you from radiation poisoning.
Total time:  less than 30 minutes
Servings: 2 main meals or 4 side dishes

Ingredients:

1 tablespoons of miso paste
2 tablespoons of dried shiitake mushrooms
2 green onions chopped in 1/2 inch pieces
2 tablespoons of seaweed (wakame, arame, and/or hiziki)
4 cups of water
1/3 package of udon noodles (1/2 pound firm tofu cubed can be used instead of noodles if desired)

Place shiitake mushrooms and seaweed in 1/2 cup of warm water for 10 minutes.  After 10 minutes, bring  remainder of water (3 1/2 cups) to a boil.  Add seaweed, mushrooms, and noodles.  Boil for 4 minutes.  Remove pot from stove.  Hold wire mesh strainer so it is partly submerged in soup.  Add miso by placing in wire mesh strainer and stirring until miso dissolves in soup.  Do not place miso in boiling water or it will lose it's healing properties.  If you don't have a wire mesh strainer, before adding food to boiling water, remove about 1/4 cup for dissolving miso paste.  It is more difficult to dissolve all miso this way without some pieces remaining but can be done.  Top with green onion and serve. 

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