to cook - miso noodle soup

I love a good miso soup!
First of all love miso paste! Its a fermented food that does good to your gut!
Second of all, you can add all these incredible veggies, or none at all, or the leftovers!
Adding noodles ( buckwheat noodles, rice noodles, soba,...) will make this a bit more substantial
I added some fish and let it poach in the broth. To make this vegetarian, add tofu.
Make a batch and eat as an afternoon snack!
Its filling and warming and so versitale!
 

Whats not to love?



Miso Noodle Soup
Recipe from:  Green Kitchen Stories
Recipe type: to lunch, to dinner, to snack
Serves 4

1/2 fresh chili
2 cloves garlic
2-inches (5 cm) fresh ginger
1 stalk fresh lemongrass
1/2 leek
4 small carrots
1/2 cup (1 1/2 dl) romanesco (or broccoli)
6 brown mushrooms (or shiitake)
1/2 cup (1/2 dl) fennel bulb with greens
1/2 cup (1 1/2 dl) green beans

8 cups (2 liter) water, boiled
4 -6 tbsp miso paste (to taste)
1 tbsp soy sauce

soba (buckwheat) or wholegrain noodles for 4 persons

1 handful cilantro
sesame seeds
1 lime

Preparing the vegetables:
Finely slice the chili, mince garlic and ginger, cut the lemongrass in half and “bruise” it with the bottom of your chef’s knife. Finely slice leek, carrots (use a peeler) and divide the Romanesco into small pieces. Cut the brown mushroom into quarters, slice the fennel bulb and chop the fennel greens. Trim the green beans by removing the top stems.

Preparing the miso:
Pour 4 cups boiling water in a pot, add miso paste and whisk. Add soy sauce, chili, ginger, garlic, lemongrass and set a side for a couple of minutes.

Preparing the noodles: 
Meantime, pour the remaining water (4 cups) in a new pot. Place it on the stow on medium heat, add a pinch of salt and the noodles, cook them according to the package.

Assembling the soup: 
When the noodles are done, place them and all the vegetables in the miso soup and reheat it, makes sure it doesn’t boil. Pour in 4 bowls and top with freshly chopped cilantro, lime juice and sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Note:
I added cod fish and omitted the noodles to turn this into dinner.
I try to stay clear of carbs in the evening.
I think adding shrimp or tofu would also be delicious... or maybe a hard boiled egg and give this a Phô / Ramen soup feel.