Thursday, April 22, 2010

Cream of Burdock (ごぼう) Soup

I invented this recipe today because I really wanted a creamy soup using Japanese ingredients. It's vegan and it will fill you up!

1 onion
2 cloves garlic
2 long sticks burdock, cleaned, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 tablespoon vegan margarine
2 cups vegetable stock
1/4 cup flour
2 cups soy milk (or a bit more to taste)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
a bit of fresh mitsuba
a sprinkle of black pepper

Heat margarine in a saucepan until bubbly. Add onions and garlic, saute until soft. Add burdock and saute a bit more. Add vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Cook until the burdock is soft, about 20 minutes. Add flour and saute for a few minutes. Add soy milk and soy sauce and blend until smooth. Sprinkle with pepper and garnish with mitsuba.