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Tsumire (Fishball) Soup

Tsumire (Fishball) Soup

This fishballs for this soup are prepared in a food processor and contain fresh sardines. The fishballs are nice deep-fried, too.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Sardines
6 large
Miso
2 teaspoons
Katakuriko
1 tablespoon
Ginger juice
1 tablespoon
Salt
2/3 teaspoon
Sake
1 and 1/2 tablespoons
Water
800 ml
Leek
10 cm

Steps

1. Remove the heads and innards from the sardines. Open them up and remove the bones and tails, and peel them. Julienne the leek.
2. Blend the sardines in a food processor for 3 seconds, then mix with the miso and katakuriko and roll into 8 pieces.
3. Put them in boiling water, and let them simmer for 3 minutes. Add the sake and salt, let them simmer some more, then remove from the heat.
4. Transfer to serving bowls, and top with the leek.

Story Behind this Recipe

My mother taught me this recipe.