Thursday, April 8, 2010

Healthy Soup - Daikon Seaweed Miso Soup

I have been eating this soup to help me lose some weight. Daikon cleanses the blood, promotes energy circulation and increases the metabolic rate.  Seaweed is very high in alkaline and also help with the cleansing process.  My kids didn't like the smell of the fresh seaweed.  I took extra step just to get rid of the overpowering smell of the seaweed.  I boiled the seaweed in hot water first for about 5 minutes, drained and then proceeded to cook it with the rest in fresh pot of boiling water.  The soup was so delicious that we ate only that for dinner and were still full.


1 (8 oz.) Daikon radish, cut into bite-size pieces
1 lb. Lean pork
Fresh seaweed, rinsed well with water a couple of times
5 cups water
2 slices of ginger (optional)
Silkien Tofu, diced
1 tbsp of Dashi powder (Japanese soup base mix)
1 1/2 tbsp white miso paste
2 Scallions, chopped

  1. Place daikon, seaweed  along with 5 cups water into a 2-quart saucepan and place over high heat. 
  2. Add tofu and cook for another minute. Turn heat off.
  3. Remove 1/4 cup stock from the pot and place in a small bowl.  Using a fork, dissolve the miso paste and add it back into the soup pot. Stir in the dashi powder. Garnish with scallions and serve

Always add miso and dashi powder before serving.  Heat destroys the nutrition value of the miso,so always remove the soup from heat when adding miso paste and dashi powder.

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