All recipes are for 2 servings unless noted. Oil is canola oil and salt is kosher salt.


Hayatouri no akadashi / red miso soup with chayote

Juicy chayote with its relatively plain taste makes a great contrast to the strong flavor of akadashi red miso broth.

1/2 of recipe:
31 calories; 2.1 g protein; 0.5 g fat; 4.6 g carbohydrate; 3.6 g net carbs; 245 mg sodium; 0 mg cholesterol; 1.0 g fiber


1/2 hayatouri chayote (114 g in photo)
3 chives
2 cucumber flowers
250 cc dashi
2 tsp aka red miso
1/2 tsp sakekasu sake lees


In a pot, put dashi and sakekasu, cover, and bring to boil. 


Meanwhile, skin, seed and dice chayote.
Chop chives.

Take some dashi from pot, and loosen miso.


When dashi boils, mix well to break apart sakekasu.

Add chayote, cover, and simmer on medium low heat until reaching desired softness.


Add miso, and mix well.


Serve in individual bowls, sprinkle chives, and top with cucumber flower.

  • The skin side of chayote loses its green tone when cooked longer. Chayote cooks relatively fast, so watch for changes in color! ... Never mind if color is not a concern.


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