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Japanese pumpkin and tofu soup by Jill Dupleix

Japanese pumpkin and tofu soup for 4 person

Jill Dupleix shows that with instant dashi in the pantry, you’re on the fast track to a healthy Japanese dinner.

Ingredients for Japanese pumpkin and tofu soup

  • 1kg butternut pumpkin, peeled, cut into 1.5cm cubes
  • 2 x 10g sachets instant dashi stock powder (see Notes)
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin (Japanese rice wine: see Notes)
  • 100g silken firm tofu, cut into 1.5cm cubes
  • 75g baby spinach leaves
  • 200g mixed mushrooms (such as chestnut, shimeji and shiitake), trimmed, sliced if large (see Notes)
  • Toasted sesame seeds, to serve

Japanese pumpkin and tofu soup, How to Make

  • Step 1
    Place 1.5L (6 cups) lightly salted water in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Step 2
    Add the pumpkin, bring to a simmer, then cook for 10-15 minutes until tender but not too soft. Stir in the dashi powder, soy sauce and mirin. Add the tofu and simmer for 5 minutes or until warmed through.
  • Step 3
    Add the baby spinach and mushrooms and cook for 30 seconds until wilted. Remove from the heat.
  • Step 4
    Divide the soup among warmed serving bowls, then add a dash of sesame oil to taste, scatter with toasted sesame seeds and serve.

Dashi and mirin are from Asian food shops and selected supermarkets. Mixed mushrooms are from greengrocers.

Additional information for Japanese pumpkin and tofu soup

Preparation: 0:25 Minutes, Cooking: 0:20 Minutes, Serving: 4 Person, Level:

Nutrition Info:

1065 kj Energy, 3g Fat Total, 10g Protein, 1305.89mg Sodium, 34g Carbs (sugar), 42g Carbs (total),

All nutrition values are per serve

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