Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Spicy Japanese Prawn & Bacon Soup – worth revisiting


Carole's Chatter: Spicy Japanese Prawn & Bacon Soup – worth revisiting


This soup was quick to make and didn't even need too many fresh ingredients.

Ingredients:

Defrosted prawns/shrimp
Defrosted spinach
Bacon
Chilli oil, oil
Garlic (optional)
Knob of fresh ginger
Dashi powder
Miso soup – instant soup mix plus hot water
Vermicelli
Garlic sprouts
Miri – 1 tsp
Sake – 1 tsp
Japanese Soy Sauce – 1 tsp (remember the bacon is salty)
Bonito flakes
Chives for the garnish

Method:

Defrost your prawns and shrimp.
Fry off some chopped bacon in a mix of chilli oil and vegetable oil.  With a little garlic if you like it and some Grated Ginger

Steep the vermicelli in some boiled water for 5 minutes and then drain.

Put your dashi powder and some water into the pot.  Bring to the boil and add the prawns shrimp and bacon.  Turn it down to just below a boil and add your vermicelli and all the other ingredients, adding the miso last.  Don't put the miso soup mix straight into the pot.  Put a little of the liquid into a small ramekin and mix the miso with it before adding it to the soup.

Then you are ready to serve.  Sprinkle the top of each bowl with the bonito flakes and the chives.

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