Sunday, 30 July 2017

Spicy Japanese Prawn & Bacon Soup

Carole's Chatter: Spicy Japanese Prawn and Bacon Soup

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


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


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.


  1. This might be good in winter -- here it is summer and I'm concentrating on recipes that DO need a lot of fresh ingredients!

    best... mae at

  2. You're definitely on an Oriental kick with your food experimenting. Did you like how it turned out?

    1. We loved it! clean and robust flavours.

  3. It looks like it would have plenty of flavor. ;-)


  4. Sounds like a lot of interesting flavors in this soup.

  5. Sounds like an easy winter soup!

  6. Great recipe, I love soup. And prawns. And bacon!


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