Post holiday recovery means nutrient dense food that is warm and nourishing. Winter stretches out before us even as the days grow slowly longer. This simple dish is something I make regularly for breakfast and lunch. It is protein rich, a live probiotic food, deeply nourishing and filling with all the broth! Of course you can add veggies to this, shiitakes and burdock/gobo root would be a natural addition, but this is the simple way to start your day recipe. Once you have the technique you can literally have it steaming in your bowl in 5 minutes.
Egg Drop Miso — Serves 2
* Begin bringing 1 quart of water to a low simmer in a sauce pan.
* Add a bit of your favorite seaweed and allow to steep. I love sea palm crumbled, but wakame or kombu works well. If you’re opting for nori save it for garnishing with at the end.
*Now flavor up your water by adding some combination of salty, sour and, if you’re game, spicy:
1 TBL Tamari, 1 tsp ume plum vinegar or squirt of fresh lemon juice, whole ume plums, 1 TBL coconut aminos, squirt of sriacha sauce , diced seranno chili, etc.
*Scramble 2-3 eggs in a small bowl. Make sure your water is at a low simmer. Too high and your eggs will clump. Too low and you will get a milky broth from the yolks. Pour one third of the eggs into the water waiting a second before you run a fork through the mass in the pan pulling the strands out into wisps. As the water comes back to temperature repeat with the second third. Wisp out the egg and allow water to return to temperature before pouring the final eggs in and repeating the steps.
*Remove from heat. Ladle out some broth into the small bowl you beat eggs into and mix in 2-4 heaping spoonfuls of miso paste and dissolve. Add the dissolved miso back to the slightly cooled pot and stir. You never want to boil miso or bring it to extreme temperatures as you will the live culture.
*Garnish with some thin slices of green onions and a drizzle of toasted sesame oil.
Relax, Sip and Enjoy.
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