Japanese Country-Style Miso and Tofu (Hiya Shiru)

Japanese Country-Style Miso and Tofu (Hiya Shiru)

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"Family Secret Revealed... This authentic recipe comes from a southern province of Japan, and has been passed down for generations. Our family loves to eat this meal every Sunday for brunch. Healthy comfort food! Try it and you will love it too! Serve over hot white rice."
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17 m servings 82 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 82 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 4.5 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.6g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 7.4 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 358 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. In a dry heavy skillet over medium heat, stir the sesame seeds and dried sardines until they give off their fragrance but don't burn, about 2 minutes. Place the sesame seeds and dried sardines in the work bowl of a small food processor, and pulse until ground to a fine powder.
  2. Place the dried sardine mixture in a large bowl, and stir in the miso to make a very thick paste. Add boiling water and mix to a smooth, creamy consistency, and gently stir in the cubed tofu, green onions, and red pepper flakes.


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Simple and elegant! I can see the correlation of this being a comfort food. One tip, though, to be absolutely right and fresh, the sardines have to be fresh caught or local grown. Otherwise, don...

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