i went back and forth with myself a little bit about whether to post this creamy miso roasted mushroom soup, given that i do already have a creamy roasted mushroom soup up on the site here. in the end, what swayed me is that miso is just too good to hold back on sharing a recipe that uses it. fact.
especially the new miso that i bought when my (very, very old) previous container ran out. i used to use this one from marukome and it was good (warning: it contains MSG and fish). and theeennnn i got this one from miso master organic (i found it at whole foods) and oh my goodness. i let myself lick the spoon when i am done but i am NOT allowed to eat miso straight from the container off a spoon. we have to have limits somewhere.
those who know me well will not be surprised to learn that the new (to me) brand that i love so much (miso master) has less sodium than the brand i was using before (marukome). i mention this in case your salt preferences differ from mine and you’d like to make your purchasing decisions accordingly.
anyway, whatever miso you use (well, actually, scratch that; i don’t know what would happen if you used a non-white/mild miso), this creamy miso roasted mushroom soup is one of my favorite things i’ve made this winter (roasted brussels sprouts might edge this soup out, but only barely… oh my goodness, i just had a thought: miso roasted brussels sprouts! oh, i have to try this now…).
ok, back to creamy miso roasted mushroom soup: the flavor is subtle and complex and a little bit sweet and a little bit salty and a lot umami.
and this soup is fun because magic tricks are always fun: it’s creamy but there’s no cream (thank you cashews). it’s filling even though it’s soup (once again, thank you cashews). it’s simple to make but has a complex taste (miso + roasted mushrooms for the win!).
and i think it’s really well suited for this time of year when everyone starts talking about being sick of winter but, let’s face it, we have a few weeks of soup weather left yet. we can’t change the weather but we can make sure the soup is as good as possible.
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