It’s truly soup season now and this ginger miso soba soup from Fork Knife Swoon is just about as cozy and wholesome as it gets. Stop by Veggi Farmers Co-op at the market on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday to get your tofu-- they have plain as well as lemongrass chili and mushroom vermicelli. You can also pick up your kale, scallions, and various microgreens while you’re at it and don’t forget fresh and tender baby ginger from Poche’s Family Farm.
Ginger Miso Broth
For the Ginger Miso Soba Soup
Make the Broth: Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat, until shimmering. Add the onion, garlic and ginger, and cook for a few minutes until softened. Add the soy sauce, and stir to combine. Cook for another minute. Add the stock, cover and bring to a boil. Remove the lid, and let simmer uncovered for another 10 minutes.
Ladle a half cup or so of the broth into a small bowl. Stir in the miso and whisk until dissolved. Pour the miso broth into the pot and cook for a minute or two to heat through (but don’t let come to a boil).
Assemble the Ginger Miso Soba Soup: Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the soba noodles according to package directions, about 3 minutes. Alternatively, cook the soba noodles in the simmering ginger broth, prior to adding the miso. Add the mushrooms and kale and cook for a minute or two to soften.
OR Divide the soba, mushrooms and kale leaves (for crunchier veggies) between two large bowls. Add the tofu. Pour the miso broth over the top and sprinkle with the scallions, sprouts, sesame seeds and chile flakes (if using). Serve warm.
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