Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Seafood and Noodles in Miso Soup

Hubby came home last Saturday informing me that he wanted to share with us and recreate the lunch he had with his (Ah-hia) older brother. Accordingly, it was Ah-hia who cooked their lunch at the office that day. :)

So, this is one of the rare times that Hubby would cook for me and the kids. :) Actually, even the kids assisted their Dad in preparing the ingredients. All in all, preparing dinner that day was a good family bonding time. Thanks to Ah-hia, since this noodle dish was his idea. And the packs of oysters and watercress were also from him!

Please do not be intimidated by the seemingly plenty of ingredients in the picture above. This is actually a simple dish to prepare. It is more like adding or putting all the ingredients together. Yet, it is tasty, and full of flavors.

250 gms cobbler fish fillet (or any white fish fillet), marinated in
some salt and Japanese chilli powder, sprinkled with cornstarch

250 gms shelled oyster meat, cleaned
100 gms watercress, blanched in hot water
some strips of nori (Japanese seaweed used in sushi)
boiled quail eggs (or chicken eggs), optional

250 gms angel hair pasta, cooked according to package directions

5 slices of ginger root
5 T minced garlic
1 onion, chopped
5 C water
2 T Dashi granules (Japanese broth concentrate, available at Japanese groceries)
1 T miso paste
salt and pepper to taste

1. Pan fry the marinated fish fillet in a non-stick cooking pan or wok, with only a little oil. Turn the fillet over, once the under-side is cooked. Continue cooking until done. Set aside.

2. In the same pan, (use the same pan so you do not have to wash more utensils) heat up some wok and saute the ginger until fragrant. Add onion and garlic. Saute until softened and fragrant.

3. Add in the oysters. Stir fry for a while until the oysters are cooked. (Some prefer their oysters half-cooked, so, you can cook your oysters to desired doneness. ) Remove oysters from pan with a slotted spoon. Do not throw away the juices and the contents of the pan.

4. Add water to the oyster juices. Let boil. When it boils, put in the dashi granules. Let simmer for 1 minute. Add in the miso and turn off heat soon after. (The healthy properties of the miso will be useless when miso is cooked.) Add salt and pepper to taste.

5. In the individual bowls, arrange some cooked angel hair pasta. Top with the watercress, oysters, nori strips, and fish fillet. I had some boiled quail eggs on hand, so I added them, too. Ladle in the hot soup. Serve immediately.

Hubby should cook more often! :)

Sharing this noodles dish with the Presto Pasta Nights community, headed and hosted this week by Ruth of Once Upon a Feast. To see last week's delicious pasta dishes, please check out Ulrike from Kuchenlatein.


Christy said...

YEAH, he should...his seafood miso beats any of those sold in the restaurants!!~
If only they have such nice seafood....:D

Dhanggit said...

this recipe makes me yearn for sinigang sa miso..hehehe i love the seafood and noodle soup combination you made !

noobcook said...

the first thing I saw in the photo are the juicy oysters... so nice! This is such a unique one-dish meal :)

tigerfish said...

Look, heaps of oyster meat!

Beachlover said...

oh!! I love seafood!!..this noodles soup is good for me,very cold now!

mikky said...

wow... hubby can cook!!! :) last time hubby cooked for me was more than 10 years ago...LOL... anyway, i never use miso in my cooking, but seeing your post makes me want to try it soon... thanks for sharing...
btw, i finally added you in my favorite reads... told you I procrastinate... :)

Soli Deo Gloria said...

Thanks Christy! Actually, it is so good, I made it again last night, but without the oysters :( still tastes yummy though!

Hi Dhanggit! I know you're busy nowadays, with moving and all, and you still took the time to drop by! thanks! This means so much! :)

Hi Noobcook! Yes, this is a one-dish meal. That bowl was exactly my supper last Saturday and it was very filling too!

Soli Deo Gloria said...

Hello Tigerfish! You love oysters, too!?

Oh yes, Beachlover! This hot soup is very good for cold weather :)

Hello Mikky! I guess I am fortunate that Hubby comes from a family of foodies. His dad can cook, his one and only brother can cook, and yes, he can cook. Well, he does that only when he has time - which is very rare :)

Mochachocolata Rita said...

woww....look at those oysters! i love oysters in noodle soups!

Ruth Daniels said...

It does sound lovely and especially so because it was a group effort. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

Jin Hooi said...

wow.. looks yummy !!! hehehe..lucky girl ;-) I shall get my hubby to cook me dinner one day ;-))

Soli Deo Gloria said...

Thanks Rita! I am so happy to know that you're an oyster-lover,too!

Hi Ruth! I always look forward to PPN! :)

Hi Jin Hooi! My Hubby tries to cook, because he loves to eat, too.

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