Discover out must-try Clam Miso Soup recipe, a quick and healthy Japanese delight that skillfully combines the rich umami essence of miso with the briny goodness of clams! This recipe presents a comforting bowl of soup with a delightful twist that’s a seafood lover’s dream. In under 7 minutes, you can relish this easy and satisfying soup, an ideal complement to seafood meals that will envelop you in warmth and flavor!
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Why I Love This Recipe
Growing up with a deep appreciation for authentic Japanese cuisine, Clam Miso Soup has always held a special place in my heart. It’s a unique twist on traditional miso soup, featuring the delightful addition of briny clams that infuse the broth with a rich, umami-packed flavor. When you take your first spoonful, you’ll be transported to the authentic sushi restaurants in Japan, experiencing a warm, savory, and profoundly satisfying taste.
If you’re in search of an easy and authentic miso soup recipe that captures the essence of Japanese culture, look no further! This soup’s base of miso and dashi broth can also be used to create other delicious variations like protein-packed Egg Miso Soup or simple Tofu Miso Soup. So why wait? It’s time to embark on this delicious journey and savor the flavors of Japan right from your own kitchen!
Step 1 Add cleaned, de-gritted clams to the boiling Dashi, cover, and cook for 2-3 minutes until the clams open up.
Step 2 Turn off the heat and carefully mix in the miso paste.
Step 3 Top with freshly chopped green onion and serve in bowl.
This clam miso soup complements a wide range of Japanese-style seafood dishes, making it a versatile addition to your meal. Enjoy it with Japanese classic like Japanese Miso Salmon, Yellowtail Carpaccio Sashimi, or Seared Butter Scallops for a delightful combination of flavors. It’s a perfect choice for any seafood-centric Japanese feast.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I prevent the miso from clumping when I add it to the soup?
To prevent miso from clumping, place it in a strainer and whisk it into the soup until dissolved. Alternatively, you can also mix the miso in a separate bowl by combining boiling hot water and dissolving the miso paste in it, then adding it into the dashi.
Can I serve this soup as a standalone dish, or is it better as a side?
To store leftovers, place the soup in an airtight container and refrigerate. It will stay fresh in the fridge for 7-10 days. When you're ready to enjoy it again, simply microwave to warm it up.
Are there any specific garnishes that work well with this soup?
You can garnish your soup with chopped green onions, seaweed, or myoga (a Japanese herb).
Store any leftover in an airtight container in the fridge, where it will stay fresh for 3-5 days. When you’re ready to enjoy it again, just microwave it to warm it up.
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Watch How To Make It
Clam Miso Soup
- 1/2 lb Clams
- 2 Cups Dashi
- 2 tbsp Miso
- 1 Stalk Green Onions
- Gather all the ingredients.
- Finley chop green onions and set aside.
- Make 2 cups of dashi and bring to a boil.
- Add clams add into stovetop pot with dashi. Cook until all the clams have opened up, about 2-3 minutes.
- Reduce heat to low. Inside a strainer, add miso and mix into water to dissolve (never boil miso as it will lose its umami flavor).
- Add in green onions and serve.