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Japanese Clear Winter Vegetable Soup - {Suzuki No Suimono}

Wintry, yes; but subtly so. Here the aromatics of dashi are given weight with a small slab of fish, a flower of carrot, and daikon sticks. A bracing and stimulating prelude to a meal.

Courses: Soup
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

4 cups 948mlDashi
1/2 cup 55g / 1.9ozCarrot - notched lengthwise (small)
  With lemon zester so that thin slices
  Look like flower petals
1/4 cup 59mlMatchsticks of daikon radish
4   Sea bass or other firm fish - cut exactly
  Into 1" by 1" squares
8   Tiny lemon rind slivers - white scraped away

Recipe Instructions

Put salted water on the boil to cook the vegetables: first, the carrot flowers until just tender; then the daikon; finally the fish boxes. Drain each by turn.

When ready to serve, heat the dashi to a boil. Set out the heated bowls and arrange the fish, carrot flowers, and daikon strips in them. With a large ladle, carefully pour the dashi into each bowl and top with a few strips of lemon rind. Serve immediately.

Serve hot to 4 people in beautiful cups.

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