By thomas | November 26, 2007
Miso soup is a staple food in my house. Sadly, no matter how many times I make it, I never get the right amount of miso on the first try. I have to add more miso (or extra water) several times before I can get it just the way I like it. This takes time. I have to wait for the miso to dissolve. Even if I do get the miso right on the first try, waiting for it to dissolve can be a pain. Luckily there’s a little trick you can do to shave some time off your miso soup preparation time.
- Get a good glop of miso.
- Slop that glop into a ladle.
- Fill your ladle with soup broth.
- Mix the miso and water for a few seconds, until the water gets brownish.
- Pour the water out of the ladle, being careful not to dump the remaining miso into the pot.
- Repeat steps 3-5 until there is no more miso left.
- Taste your soup. If it’s too weak, repeat steps 1-6. If it’s too strong, add water.
By creating a mini-bowl with your ladel and dissolving a little bit of miso at a time, you end up saving time. Once you get good at this technique, you can dissolve an enormous glop of miso in mere seconds. Enjoy!
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