Namul (a Korean seasoned vegetable dish) is usually served as banchan (a side dish accompanying the main course). In atypical fashion here, I serve kongnamul (soybean sprout namul) with a sliced tofu cutlet as the main course of a heart-healthy vegetarian lunch. We enjoyed a simple bowl of vegetable dumpling in broth on the side. Crunchy sprouts pair very well with mellow sautéed leek and bright red bell pepper plus a bit of spiciness from gochugaro (Korean chili powder). Toasted sesame oil adds a rich nutty component.
Shiro Miso Soup
Tofu, Edamame, Nori
I love to make soup…
- Chicken Soup with Fresh Herbs and Matzoh Balls
- Pho Bo
- Cauliflower Soup with Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Roasted Turkey Barley Soup
- Udon Noodle Soup with Beef and Shiitake
…just to name a few. It’s funny to think that I have enjoyed many a bowl of miso soup in Japanese restaurants over the years, yet I never thought to prepare it at home. The soup is wonderful. It takes only minutes to prepare, it is light, yet simultaneously hearty and satisfying with intriguing complex flavors.