Saturday, January 30, 2016
Korean Seaweed Soup with Mussels
Nothing is better than a hot pot of homemade soup on a cold winter day. Today I made Korean Seaweed Soup with mussels. Seaweed is packed with nutrition and is great for new mothers. It is quick and super easy to make, just be sure you buy fresh mussels and clean them well.
Step One: Assemble ingredients.
1 tbsp. Sesame oil
1 tbsp. Soy sauce (I use low-sodium)
1 pack of fresh mussels
1 package of dried seaweed
1 12 oz container organic low-sodium chicken broth
2 tsps. minced garlic
Step Two: Clean the mussels.
Video of how to clean mussels:
Step Three: Rinse and Soak the seaweed.
Break the dried seaweed into small pieces and put in a bowl to soak with cold water. The seaweed will expand a lot. Rinse and drain several times.
Step Four: Saute the garlic and the seaweed
Drain the seaweed. In a dutch pot, saute the minced garlic in a small amount of sesame oil and soy sauce. Add the drained seaweed and enough water to cover. Bring to low boil.
Step Five: Add chicken broth.
I use low-sodium, no msg organic chicken broth.
Continue to slow boil.
Step Six. Taste.
Taste the broth before adding the mussels. Add additional soy sauce if needed.
Step Seven: Add the mussels
Cover the pot. After 3 - 5 minutes, check the mussels. If any of them have not opened, discard them as they were not alive.
Serve with rice or by itself. Enjoy!
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