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Tofu Soup Recipe With Wakame Seaweed

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“Wakame seaweed is a very common ingredient found in Japanese soups, especially the famous miso soup. Here, it brings the fresh taste of the ocean to this tofu soup as well as provide a good dose of iodine.Other healthy ingredients such as fresh carrot, leek, shiitake mushrooms and silken tofu makes this a hearty and healthy dish. The recipe uses chicken stock but you can replace it with vegetable stock if you want to make this a vegetarian soup dish. Make sure you choose a stock that is light and clear. Removing silken tofu from its box can be tricky. Score the sides of the plastic sheet top with a knife. Lift the sheet up. Cover the top of the box with a flat plate and invert. Press the bottom of the box gently to dislodge the tofu.”

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  1. Wash the leek and slice it thinly at an angle, creating a more interesting shape.
  2. Wash, peel and slice the carrot thinly at an angle. You can cut a couple of grooves along the side of the carrot before slicing. It produces a nice flower shape.
  3. Soak, wask and slice the mushrooms.
  4. Soak the wakame seaweed in water for a few minutes. Drain.
  5. Remove tofu carefully from the box. Cut into small cubes.
  6. Bring the soup stock to a boil in a pot.
  7. Add the leek, carrot and shiitake mushrooms.
  8. Bring soup back to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes.
  9. Add the wakame seaweed and tofu cubes.
  10. Stir in the salt and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  11. Remove from heat.
  12. Add the sesame oil and spring onions.
  13. Serve.

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