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korean bean paste soup

Quick soup for brisk fall days or when spring just hasn’t got here yet.

Korean Bean Paste  Soup (된장 찌개)
serves 2

5-6 anchovies (멸치)
2″ rectangular piece of konbu (da shi ma 다시마)
1 tablespoon bean paste (dwen jang 된장)
1 teaspoon chili paste (go chu jang 고추장)
1/2 white zuchinni, sliced into 3/4″  and quartered
1/2 pack of enoki mushroom
1/2 pack of tofu, cubed
1/4 onion, sliced
1 shitake mushroom, rehydrated
1/2 jalapeno, sliced diagonally

Boil about 2 cups of water with anchovies and konbu. When it comes to a boil fish out the anchovies and konbu. Add the bean paste and chili paste until dissolved. Add the zuchinni, enoki and onion.  Cook on medium-high for about 5-10 minutes.  When almost cooked add the tofu, mushroom and jalapenos, and let it come to a boil. Remove from heat and serve with rice.

This is an anchovy base version. You can also make it with a beef base and potatoes.


spanish chickpea and chorizo soup

from the Jaime Oliver cookbook – Jaime’s Dinners.  Good hearty soup and simple to make. Recipe found on the Jaime Oliver‘s website.

Not the most pretty looking soup but you’ll be amazed by it’s flavors and lots of veggies!

asian chicken noodle soup

Cure a cold, prevent a cold or a perfect warmer to cold winter days. Boiled from the bone with lots of ginger for the broth for 1-2 hours. Replenish water as necessary. Add big chunky pieces of daikon and carrot and boil for another 30 minutes.