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Tororo Kombu Soup with Umeboshi

Posted on November 28, 2009 at 12:08 PM


Tororo Kombu, sliced negi and umeboshi

Yesterday, I was still feeling full from the Thanksgiving feast.  Since there are no leftovers except for the one reject apple pie that stayed home, I am almost back to my regular eating pattern.  I made a tororo kombu soup for breakfast this morning.  The combination of the slightly vinegary taste of tororo kombu and the salty umeboshi has a calming effect on the tummy.  It was delicious.


Tororo Kombu Soup with Umeboshi

RECIPE:

31/2 cups Dashi or Vegetarian Dashi
4 small umeboshi, pitted and minced, about 3 1/2 teaspoons 
3 tbls sliced negi or scallions
4 tbls tororo kombu
3 tbls sake
1 tbls mirin
1 tsp soysauce

Remove the pit and mince the umeboshi.  The citric acid
in umeboshi helps digestion.

The tororo is one fine lumpy mass of kombu so cut and separate it into bite size pieces.  
In a saucepan, bring dashi over medium heat.  Add the sake, mirin, and soysauce.  Simmer for a couple of minutes.  Turn of heat and add the tororo kombu, minced umeboshi and sliced negi or scallions.  Gently mix the soup a couple times to incorporate  all the ingredients.  The soup is slimy but amazingly good. (yes, it looks like I scooped algae out of a pond!)  Serve it in small bowls.   


Tororo kombu in its hydrated form.


Categories: Breakfast Fare , Soups, Vegetarian

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Reply Amy san
10:03 PM on February 24, 2010 
How cool to see a soup that my Japanese grandfather and I used to eat when he was alive. Thank you. It brought back many happy memories.
Reply sonoko Sakai
1:34 AM on December 13, 2009 
Sherie Scheer says...
This is probably the easiest soup known to man and possibly the most delicious soup. It was indeed completely soothing to an upset stomach. I'm a convert to umami!
Reply Sherie Scheer
3:31 PM on December 6, 2009 
This is probably the easiest soup known to man and possibly the most delicious soup. It was indeed completely soothing to an upset stomach. I'm a convert to umami!