Ginger Miso Noodle Soup
from Vegetarian Bible, Margaret Barca, Penguin Books, 2008.
Ginger, for me, is one of those ingredients that can easily be overdone. Frequently when I have used it following a recipe I have found it has been overpowering. So, now I tend to always use less than the specified amount. However, when I read through this recipe and found that it was used more as an infusion element I thought it would be worth giving it the full treatment.
I had not used this particular book before so took it cautiously. I’ve had some cookery books that cause no end of concern due to editorial errors or just bad recipes. A simple soup like this one seemed like a good starting point.
The book is a small one but packed with recipes and photographs. There is a small introduction explaining ‘vegetarian’ and giving some information on proteins and carbohydrates. At the back is a glossary of some of the more unusual ingredients. The recipes are clearly set out and easy to follow.
The soup was simplicity itself. The result was pleasing, a mild flavoured but satisfying dish. I think, though, that I would add a little more miso should I make it again.
Ease of cooking: ✔✔✔✔
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