A well-warmed body does not get sick so quickly. If you sit at a desk a lot, you may notice that the tip of your nose and your feet get cold. At the latest when your throat starts to scratch, you should take countermeasures. My suggestion today: try the heating soup!
You need for this:
- at least a good tablespoon of miso paste to half a liter of water, more to one liter (try out which ratio you like best)
- a piece of fresh ginger
- an onion
- a clove of garlic if you like
- vegetables at will
- optionally some fat, e.g. coconut oil
- possibly soup noodles
Cut the ginger and onion into small pieces and press the garlic clove. You can then either fry ginger, onion and garlic in the fat and then deglaze or simmer in a little water until a brew is formed. Add the remaining water and the vegetables and let everything cook for a few minutes. Dissolve the miso paste in some water. When the vegetables are just al dente and the noodles are getting soft, add the dissolved miso. Let the soup simmer again. If you don’t find it salty enough when you taste it, add a dash of soy sauce. However, the miso and soy sauce should no longer boil.
In case you don’t know miso: this Japanese paste consists of fermented soybeans and should be traditionally made with a 24-month maturation period. That’s why it’s best to buy them in health food stores. There are different varieties that can contain rice or barley. The paste tastes salty and contains protein.
The ginger in particular has a very warming effect, the onion is expectorant and the garlic also heats up and stimulates blood circulation.
In Japan, miso soup is eaten for breakfast. For non-Asians, the taste may be unfamiliar at first, but believe me: after eating this soup, you will be warm for a few hours!