Healthy January Recipe

This Sumashi Jiru Clear Soup has powerful ginger to combat winter colds, nutritious greens and vegetarian protein to keep you going

Sumashi Jiru Clear Soup
Serves: 4
  • 4 cups dashi stock
  • 2 tbsp sake
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 1½ tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 50g carrots
  • 50g asparagus
  • 50g daikon (winter radish)
  • 1 sheet deep-fried tofu
  • 1 tbsp cornflour with ¼ cup of water
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • Seven spice powder
  1. Slice the vegetables into thin matchsticks and thinly slice the deep fried tofu.
  2. Boil the dashi stock then add the vegetables and cook for one minute.
  3. Add sake, mirin, soy sauce and salt. Cook for a further 2 minutes.
  4. While the soup is boiling, pour the mixture of cornflour and water little by little into the soup and stir until the soup has reduced to a consistency just thicker than water.
  5. Serve immediately with grated ginger and seven spice powder.

Recipe from Reiko Hashimoto from Hashi Cooking, Wimbledon’s Japanese home cookery school.

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