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Super easy and delicious Japanese miso soup with Asari clams. Try this quick to make soup to complement your meals on busy days!
I love making this miso clam soup when I cook for the kids on busy days, because it is so quick, easy to make, and delicious too!
What Is Miso Soup?
Miso soup is a type of traditional Japanese soup that is made using dashi stock and miso paste. It is commonly served for breakfast, accompanied with rice and simple dishes. It is almost like a daily soup during meal times for the Japanese!
Miso itself is fermented soybean paste, created with soybeans, sea salt and rice koji. It is very flavorful and brings some health benefits. To keep the nutrition and flavor in the soup, do not let the miso soup come to a roaring boil after adding the miso paste. Simply let it simmer gently before turning off the heat.
For miso soup, we typically add 1 tbsp of miso paste for every 1 cup of water.
Why You Will Enjoy This Miso Clam Soup
This is super easy to make, and it will probably just take 10-15 mins! It is also very flavorful, full of the seafood umami taste! Great for busy days when you want to serve nutritious meals for the family, but only have limited time for meal prep.
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5 Simple Ingredients
- Frozen boiled Asari clams: The clams have to be thawed in the fridge in advance, before cooking.
- Bonito Flakes or Dashi Pack and Water: Boil together the bonito flakes (or dashi pack) and water in the pot.
- Miso Paste
- Silken or soft tofu
- Green onion
How To Make Japanese Miso Clam Soup
Traditional miso soup uses dashi stock as its base, in this recipe, we will be using bonito flakes! Or, you can also use store-bought dashi stock.
What makes this miso clam soup quick and easy, is that we will be using boiled Asari clams (frozen and thawed). If you prefer to use fresh clams, do remember to degrit them in advance before cooking.
Since the clams are already cooked, we will simply need to bring the stock to a boil. Followed by the clams and let it boil again. Next, just add in the miso paste and tofu, the soup will be ready!
Here’s a short video of another version of this miso clam soup, with added mushrooms and carrot!