This is a bit more involved than the recipe above. The tofu is sauteed first with onion, garlic and ginger. Soy sauce, water and sherry are added, and carrots, spinach, and of course, miso. Very, very nice.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3/4 cup chopped onion
- 3 cloves crushed garlic
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/2 (12 ounce) package firm tofu, cubed
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sherry
- 4 1/2 cups water
- 2 cups grated carrots
- 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach
- 1/4 cup miso paste
- ground black pepper to taste
Pour oil into the bottom of a large saucepan, and place over medium heat. Add onion; saute until tender and almost brown. Add garlic and ginger; saute until fragrant, just a minute or two. Add tofu. Cook, stirring occasionally, until browned; this should take about 5 minutes
Stir in soy sauce, thoroughly coating tofu. Add water and sherry. Bring back up to heat, and add carrots and spinach. Heat through.
Thin miso with some of the soup, and add back into the soup. Simmer over medium low heat for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with black pepper to taste. Serve.