Sunday, July 11th, 2010
I decided to go with a miso soup with a little flash of green for this build a meal. It's not always easy to get daikon with the leaves on them but when you do, don't discard them. They are great for soups, stir frys and tsukemono. I found this daikon with the leaves on at my local farmer's market. YES! These days, farmer's markets carry Asian produce too.
Ingredients (Servings 2)
2 cups of dashijiru
or water and 1/8 teaspoon of dashi powder
1/2 cup of peeled and chopped potatoes (About half a medium potato)
2 tablespoons of miso
1-2 stems of daikon leaves chopped into 2 inch pieces
1) Prepare the dashijiru and boil the potatoes until they are done.
2) Add the potatoes and simmer for 3-5 minutes.
3) Mix in the miso by dissolving in a separate bowl or ladle so the potatoes don't get mashed.
4) Add the daikon leaves and simmer for 1-2 minutes depending on the thickness of the stems.
Peel and cut your potatoes into small pieces like this.
Daikon leaves look like this. This is from a small daikon.
Dissolve the miso into the soup.
The bright green leaves make this build a meal come to life.