SHRIMP miso soup recipe

I think everybody who loves sushi has their favorite sushi topping.
For me, one of them is SHRIMP!!

Boiled shrimp sushi is plump and chewy, and I love the flavor of it.

Although I’ve already tried two kinds of shrimp miso soup: SHRIMP FRITTERS and Bisque style miso soup, shrimp in those soup were minced well.
In order to enjoy the texture of shrimp, I decided to make miso soup with whole shrimp.

It is going to be simple one, so I want to use only green onion as another ingredient.

Please look forward to feel fantastic dashi (stock) from shrimp!

【Recipe (2 servings)】

Ingredients
1 oz miso paste (fermented soybean paste)*1
1 teaspoon dashi granules*2
2 whole shrimps
1 oz green onion, round slices
2 teaspoons sake (white wine is OK too)
1.7 cups (400ml) water

*1 Feel free to adjust the amounts of miso paste to your liking.
*2 If miso paste already contains dashi, don’t need dashi granules. I use miso paste containig dashi this time.

Directions

1. Boil the water, and add sake in a saucepan.

2. Add whole shrimp and boil again.

3. Skim the foam from the top of soup while it’s boiling.

4. Add green onion and dashi granules simmer for 2 min.

5. Turn off the heat. Add miso paste and stir until miso is completely melted.

SHRIMP miso soup

Ready to eat!

I used comparatively fresh shrimp which were sold for sashimi (supposed to be eaten raw). So I just put it in a boiled water and then add miso paste directly.

If your shrimp is not really fresh one, or if you are not familiar with the smell of shrimp, please boil or grill the shrimp in advance.

As I expected, the whole shrimp created amazing dashi (stock), and I could finally enjoy the texture of “real” shrimp with miso soup.

Enjoy your miso soup!