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Burdock Potage Soup

Burdock Potage Soup

You can enjoy the rich taste of the burdock root in this Japanese style potage soup. The subtle aromas of miso and sesame oil add a special touch.

Ingredients: About 4 servings

Burdock root
1
Potato
1
Onion
1/2
Soup:
Milk
200 ml
Dashi stock
200 ml
Salt
1/2 teaspoon
Miso
1 teaspoon
Extra seasonings:
Sesame oil
1 teaspoon
Pepper
A pinch

Steps

1. Put the prepared slices of burdock root, potato, and onion into a heat-proof dish, wrap loosely in plastic wrap, then microwave for 3 to 4 minutes at 500 W.
2. Combine the microwaved vegetables with the soup ingredients, process in a mixer, then transfer to a pot. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes. Add seasonings as a finishing touch.

Story Behind this Recipe

The peak season for tasty burdock root is late fall to early winter. Winter potatoes are also delicious, so I came up with a soup combining the two. I coined the word "nagomi" from the Chinese characters for "wa" (Japanese) and "mi" (taste). It refers to comfort food--the taste of Japanese style food, Showa Era cuisine, and my mother's homemade food.