Spicy Lamb Tofu Miso Soup

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Spicy lamb tofu miso soup bowl

Spicy lamb tofu miso soup bowl

Miso is fermented bean paste and is beneficial for health. It’s used widely in Oriental cooking, especially in Japanese cuisines. I cooked Braised Pork In Miso Paste recently and it was very delicious. I have been wanting to cook tofu miso soup for a long time. Finally I did it…..with lamb and vegetables. It was very delicious. My family really liked it. The weather is getting cold very fast here in Aberdeen and a good spicy, healthy soup keeps me smiling! I used Korean hot bean pastes to make it spicy. It’s another of my favourite pastes.

Korean hot bean paste and miso paste

Korean hot bean paste and miso paste

I love putting everything into a pot to cook. It’s simple, easy and little cleaning up to do. This is just one of them. You can adjust the amount of ingredients added. Here’s my Spicy Lamb Tofu Miso Soup recipe.

Ingredients A
1kg lamb joint
2 carrots (peeled and cut)
2 parsnips (peeled and cut)
1 big onion (peeled and sliced)
1 whole garlic (peeled and pounded lightly)
water (maybe 3C)

Ingredients B (seasoning)
2T miso paste
1T Korean hot bean paste
1 piece soft tofu
chopped coriander
kikkoman soya sauce (to season of needed)

Put everything in a pot

Put everything in a pot

Put all of Ingredients A in a pot. Bring to a boil and bring the fire to low and let it boil for a couple of hours until the lamb is soft.

Add miso and Korean hot bean pastes

Add miso and Korean hot bean pastes

Cut the tofu into cube and add to the soup above. Let it boil a few minutes. Turn off the fire. Add the miso and the Korean hot bean pastes. Stir to mix the pastes into the soup. Sprinke some chopped coriander on to the soup. Serve hot with rice. Or you can even eat as it is for a meal.

Add coriander to the miso soup

Add coriander to the miso soup

I love coriander. It’s not only good for health but it cuts down on the lamb smell.

Do you use miso in cooking? What is your favourite miso dish? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

Other lamb recipes that you may be interested in:
Spiced Lamb Stew
Lamb And Vegetable Rice Noodles
Lamb And Bok Choy Stir Fry
Fried And Delicious Fried Lamb With Bean Paste

Other recipes with Korean hot bean paste that you may be interested in:
Fried Korean Kimchi Chicken
Fried And Delicious Fried Lamb With Bean Paste
Chili Salmon With Hot Bean Paste
Spicy Seafood Kimchi Soup
Chicken and Chinese Cabbage Stir Fry With Hot Bean Paste
Spicy Aromatic Baked Chicken

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claire  on October 14th, 2010

hi Mary, I only take miso when I m having a japanese meal.. :)

Priya  on October 14th, 2010

Wow thats a droolworthy and mouthwatering soup..very tempting!

Katerina  on October 14th, 2010

I love one pot meals too. So carefree for me. Not so much dish washing. It looks like a a great comfort food.

Sushma Mallya  on October 14th, 2010

Lovely soup,…looks very healthy

kristy  on October 14th, 2010

Very simple delicious soup! I can just have this with a bowl of rice and some chili dipping. Hmm… yummm…. Now, I feel like having a bowl of this! haha… Hope you’re having a nice day, Mary.

My Restaurants Melbourne  on October 14th, 2010

Looks delicious Mary!

denise @ quickies on the dinner table  on October 14th, 2010

This reminds of Mongolian hot pot and I think I would enjoy it very much. I always have miso paste in my fridge but I have never thought of spicing it up like this - I only use it for Japanese style soups or sometimes to coat meat or fish before I grill it. I must try it your way soon! Thanks for a lovely idea Mary :)

Elin  on October 14th, 2010

Mary….this is real good for cold weather …a real welcome for autumn season :) Keep you warm and satisfied :)

penny aka jeroxie  on October 14th, 2010

That looks so good and comforting. Shall try miso paste for braising as well :) I have tried this with tofu… very yummy

Soy @ honeyandsoy  on October 14th, 2010

This looks soo good for winter, never tried it with lamb though, I should.

Simply Life  on October 14th, 2010

oh this soup looks perfect for a chilly night!

suituapui  on October 14th, 2010

Miso…my daughter’s favourite. I’m not really crazy over Japanese…

Conor @ HoldtheBeef  on October 14th, 2010

This is a really interesting combination to me, Mary. I’ve never had lamb with miso and am really curious about how the flavours would go together - I can imagine it would work well.

If miso is on the menu somewhere I must have a bowl, and I often drink it at home but have never cooked with it.

Emily @Cleanliness  on October 14th, 2010

This is such an interesting combination of textures and flavors!

I am so intrigued! I love it.

Arnold  on October 14th, 2010

If this does not beat that Aberdeen cold, nothing will. It looks delicious.

Faith  on October 14th, 2010

Wow, does this sound delicious with the miso in there! My hubby is a huge fan of lamb so I know he would love this delicious soup!

elra  on October 14th, 2010

How interesting, I never combine the two together. I am sure it is delicious !

[SK]  on October 14th, 2010

wow, that is a very yummy bowl of soup, nice!! ^_^

peteformation  on October 14th, 2010

Haven’t tried cooking with Miso, must do it one day!

Lyndsey  on October 14th, 2010

I have been using my miso in as much as I can lately. You know how you get that taste for it? This is great to have another wonderful recipe to use it in.

pigpigscorner  on October 14th, 2010

Miso is so versatile and makes everything so tasty!

anncoo  on October 14th, 2010

Love miso, a good way to cook with lamb. Looks delicious!

Jeannie  on October 14th, 2010

Bet that warms you up a lot! Looks spicy and delicious!

Swathi  on October 14th, 2010

I love miso soup, I will try without lamb in it. Looks delicious.

Krista  on October 14th, 2010

This soup looks SO good to me, Mary! I love miso soup and the addition of lamb and vegetables is wonderful. I’ve never cooked with miso paste before, and now I must. :-)

Treat and Trick  on October 14th, 2010

Healthy and yum, never tried cooking with miso before, love to try this..

Monet  on October 14th, 2010

I’m all about soup right now…it is so soothing and delicious after a long day at work. And I will always be a fan of miso! Thank you for sharing.

lequan  on October 14th, 2010

Hi Mary,

to be honest, i’m not a huge fan of lamb. i’ve tried it and tried it but just can’t get passed the gamey taste. but i AM a huge fan of miso paste and that alone is enough to make me want to try this wonderful looking soup. my hubby is a huge lamb fan and i know he would definitely enjoy this dish. even i don’t eat lamb, it’s nice to learn a few dishes to cook for the hubby so he can enjoy his favorites too. thanks for sharing this recipe Mary!

Mary  on October 14th, 2010

@claire - Try cooking miso at home. It’s really simple and easy. You’ll be surprised how good it taste :D

@Priya - Thanks very much, Priya! :D

@Katerina - We are the same type of cooks…love simple and easy cooking and little washing :D

@Sushma Mallya - Thanks very much, Sushma! :D

@kristy - Thanks very much, Kristy! :D That’s how I ate it…hehe :D Hope you have a great day, too!

@My Restaurants Melbourne - Thanks very much! :D

@denise @ quickies on the dinner table - Thanks very much, Denise! Now you can have more ways to use your miso! Have fun cooking :D

@Elin - Yes, this soup really keeps me warm and happy in this cold weather :D

@penny aka jeroxie - Thanks very much, penny! Have fun cooking :D

@Soy @ honeyandsoy - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment! Give a try. It’s very delicious. I love it :D

@Simply Life - Yes, it’s just what I love in this cold weather :D

@suituapui - Now it looks like it’s high time for your daughter to influence you to cook and eat miso :D

@Conor @ HoldtheBeef - Give this a try. It’s spicy and tasty. I like it very much. I ended up eating a lot of rice :D

@Emily @Cleanliness - Thanks very much, Emily! :D

@Arnold - Haha…love your comment! :D This soup is sure one that I will cook often as winter draws nearer.

@Faith - Wow…he is going to be full of smiles! :D

@elra - Give a try. It’s very delicious :D

@[SK] - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, SK! :D

@peteformation - Yes, give a try. Have fun cooking :D

@Lyndsey - Thanks very much, Lyndsey! :D You have more ways to use miso now :D

@pigpigscorner - Totally agree with you, Ann! :D

@anncoo - Thanks very much, Ann! :D

@Jeannie - Yes, it’s very warming and perfect in this cold weather :D

@Swathi - Thanks very much, Swathi! I’m sure it will be very delicious, too, without the lamb :D

@Krista - Thanks very much, Krista! Give a try. It’s very versatile….can be used in a lot of dishes. Have fun cooking :D

@Treat and Trick - Give a try. Have fun cooking :D

@Monet - Thanks very much, Monet! Now you can enjoy this delicious soup. Have fun cooking :D

@lequan - Oh…so sorry you tried lamb but still don’t like it. It’s an acquired taste. But mint, carrots and coriander can cut down the lamby smell a lot. Maybe you want to give another try. Otherwise, like you said, cook for your loving hubby. You’ll make him very happy :D

5 Star Foodie  on October 14th, 2010

A fantastic soup with miso and lamb, love that it is spicy too!

Ananda Rajashekar  on October 14th, 2010

what a beautiful soup, i would end my day just with one bowl of that…slurp :)

rebecca  on October 14th, 2010

wow lovely soup and thanks for the kind comments on the blog design LOL

Cooking Gallery  on October 14th, 2010

I love miso soup…and spicy miso soup sounds wonderful!! Thanks for the idea!

tigerfish  on October 14th, 2010

Me too, enjoys a pot of light stew like that. The miso, the spice…I am drooling right now!

kamalika  on October 14th, 2010

The soup looks very refreshing tempting..

love2cook  on October 14th, 2010

A delectable dish! Something new to me! :D

Drick  on October 14th, 2010

love the color of this soup, so inviting and well flavored … love one pot meals too , hey how’s the mex cooking going? tried anything new?

Olive  on October 14th, 2010

lamb and miso, very interesting combination Mary, it sure looks yummy,so nice to have on cold nights :)

Victor  on October 14th, 2010

I love miso soup. With lamb, I’m pretty sure it will taste even better.

Jess @ Bakericious  on October 14th, 2010

I love miso soup, this looks so gd to drink during cold weather.

Mary  on October 15th, 2010

@5 Star Foodie - Thanks very much, Natasha! :D

@Ananda Rajashekar - Thanks very much, Ananda! :D

@rebecca - Thanks very much! There’s always something interesting on your blog :D

@Cooking Gallery - Thanks very much! :D

@tigerfish - Time to cook :D

@kamalika - Thanks very much, Kamalika! :D

@love2cook - Thanks very much! :D

@Drick - Thanks very much, Drick! I’m still loving Mexican food but have not tried any new ones yet. Have been very busy lately. Hope to try some new ones when I have more time. Would love to try when I have friends over for a meal…something different for them :D

@Olive - Yes, it’s really good on cold days, especially now where the days are getting cold fast. I have to cook again soon :D

@Victor - Yes, it’s very delicious. Give a try :D

@Jess @ Bakericious - Yes, perfect for the type of weather here now :D

TasteHongKong  on October 15th, 2010

Love adding these two pastes in broths too. I know lamb’s meat is good for keeping body warm, but sadly I don’t eat lamb. Yet, I’m sure the soup would go well with other meats.

Angie's Recipes  on October 15th, 2010

Shall we trade our soups? :-)) I like yours more!

Cheah  on October 15th, 2010

Wow, your soup looks delicious with the meat, just posted my soup, meatless! Great minds don’t think alike!

girlichef  on October 15th, 2010

Wow, this looks and sounds fabulous. I’ve been meaning to buy some miso…and I think this is just the push I need. Delicious!

Belinda @zomppa  on October 15th, 2010

I would have never thought to do lamb and miso!

Sommer @ A Spicy Perspective  on October 15th, 2010

Sounds delish! A very creative combination!

sweetlife  on October 15th, 2010

miso and lamb, what a combo, I would devour many bowls of this fantatic soup, thanks for sharing


Stella  on October 15th, 2010

Nice, Mary. This soup looks so hearty and wonderful. I want to make soup now:)
p.s. I bought some purple potatoes b/c of you (smile)!

Karen  on October 15th, 2010

I really want to try making miso soup. I love it, but only have it at restaurants. Thanks for sharing your methods!

Kristi Rimkus  on October 15th, 2010

I love the flavor of miso in a simple soup. This must be delish with the lamb, veggies and tofu!

Magic of Spice  on October 15th, 2010

What a beautiful Miso Soup Mary…I do not eat meat, but I love everything else here :)

Lazaro  on October 15th, 2010

The addition of the lamb really takes the dish to a whole new division. Love the bold flavors going on here.

jen cheung  on October 15th, 2010

hey mary,
your soup looke really good lah!!! I want some to try to but too bad I dont eat lamb. I usually dont like the smell of it. if i could pick - i would put beef in to subsitute lah! thanks for sharing!

have a lovely weekend!
jen @ http://www.passion4food.ca

Joanne  on October 16th, 2010

You rarely ever see lamb combined with miso, but it is one of my favorite meats! Great soup. Perfect for now when I’m sitting here with multiple sweatshirts on wishing for something warm to fill me up!

Mary  on October 16th, 2010

I’ve never used this combination but it sounds well-worth a try. Bob and I have begun our travels so my visits will be sporadic for a while. Know that I’ll be thinking of you and your wonderful food. I’ll be visiting regularly on my return. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

Carolyn Jung  on October 16th, 2010

I have the miso. I just need the Korean bean paste. This is a perfect meal for all those chilly nights to come.

Spoon and Chopsticks  on October 16th, 2010

Great combination. I like it. I love Korean hot bean paste but I’ve never tried miso paste.

Chef Dennis  on October 16th, 2010

I love miso soup, but have never tried it with lamb! That sounds so good! The hot bean paste sounds like a great addition!

peachkins  on October 17th, 2010

that looks so perfect for our rainy weather here..

pierre  on October 17th, 2010

hy mary I love miso and I have used a miso broth for my last recipe !!pierre

uma  on October 17th, 2010

inviting bowl of soup!

Mary  on October 18th, 2010

@TasteHongKong - You can try with chicken. I did that and it was equally good….spicy and delicious. Have fun cooking :D

@Angie’s Recipes - Haha….I’m sure I would love yours very much :D

@Cheah - Haha…yours is very healthy…vegetarian! :D

@girlichef - Give a try. This soup is very good. Have fun cooking :D

@Belinda @zomppa - very nice combination. Give a try. have fun cooking :D

@Sommer @ A Spicy Perspective - Thanks very much, Sommer! :D

@sweetlife - Haha…I did that…a few bowls! :D

@Stella - Oh yeah…you bought purple potatoes because of me! That’s so sweet of you, Stella! :D I’m sure you had fun cooking and eating them. Wonder what dish you made out of them.

@Karen - Give a try. It’s very easy to cook. Home cooked miso soup is still the best. Have fun cooking. :D

@Kristi Rimkus - Yes, it’s very delicious and very warming in this cold weather….mmm :D

@Magic of Spice - Thanks very much! You can leave out the meat and add more vegetables. It would be very delicious, too. :D

@Lazaro - Thanks very much, Lazaro! :D

@jen cheung - Oh, no problem, you can use other meat like chicken which I tired and it’s equally delicious. Beef would be awesome, too. I would love to try that. Hope you had a great weekend. Have fun cooking :D

@Joanne - Haha…I thought I’m the only one that wraps myself up with many layers! It’s comforting to know that I’m not alone :D This soup surely helps.

@Mary - Thanks very much for visiting despite your busy travel schedule, Mary. That’s so sweet of you :D I hope you have all the fun and come back and share all the wonderful food and travel news. Will be waiting :D

@Carolyn Jung - Yes, the Korean hot bean paste makes a big different to the soup. I’m sure you can get it at your place. Have fun cooking. Eat and smile in the cold :D

@Spoon and Chopsticks - Give a try with this combination. I really like it :D

@Chef Dennis - Yes, miso and Korean hot bean paste is a great combination. I really like it. It’s great with any meat :D

@peachkins - Yes, same here….rainy, windy and cold. Need lots of this type of soup :D

@pierre - That’s lovely to know. It must be very delicious :D

@uma -Thanks very much, Uma! :D

Joy  on October 19th, 2010

Lamb and Miso is such a unique combo. I would never think of pairing them together.

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