Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Kelp Noodle Soup

Are you an adventurous eater?  When you go to a chinese buffet, do you grab a plate of seseme chicken, or do you try the eel, (or if eel is a fave, do you try the walnut shrimp?)  When you see new things in the grocery store, do you toss them in your cart?  I do.  That's how I ended up looking in my pantry for a dinner idea and finding these.

Kelp Noodles.  I thought they'd be nice for a vegetarian soup.  So that's what I made - Kelp Noodle Soup.

I started by slicing up 2/3 of a block of firm tofu and marinating it in chile oil & soy sauce for 1/2 hour.  I heated up 2 tablespoons of oil in the bottom of a stock pot, then added the marinated tofu and seared it.

I removed the tofu from the pot, added a drizzle of seseme oil, and sauteed 2 cloves minced garlic and 1 tablespoon minced ginger for a minute before adding 3 1/2 cups vegetable broth, 1 cup thinly sliced carrots, 1 cup shredded cabbage, the sliced whites of 2 scallions, and the tofu.  I brought this up to a simmer and added the kelp noodles.  The soup was ready after just a few minutes.   I added the sliced green parts of the scallions, and some fresh mint to the bowls just before serving.

Snuggle Bunny is not really a fan of tofu, but he did enjoy the noodles.

Thanks for popping in and cooking with me.  I'm linking this up to Gluten-Free Homemaker's Gluten-Free Wednesdays.
MyMeatlessMondaysHearth and Soul Hop at the Hearth and Soul Hop Hub


  1. You are so adventurous. I love that about you! No no no that is not me (at least not in the kitchen) I have very very very picky eaters in my house. If I use too big of a blueberry in my muffins they won't eat them! Crazy for sure. I have never made a casserole. Gosh for bid if anything touched. ha ha

  2. I am not an adventurous eater and certainly hubby is not. Therefore, I have never had kelp. The soup looks delicious even though I don't know what the kelp tastes like. Thanks for linking this to My Meatless Mondays.

  3. Wow! That is brave! Good for you. I am not as adventurous as I should be!

  4. So do they taste very kelpy? My kids are not huge seaweed fans but if it is in noodle form, you never know. Thanks for posting this soup!

  5. Your pantry sounds like mine!! I don't have surplus of things like Campbell's soup or Lipton's Ice tea mix, but random bits of lo mein noodles, masa harina and seaweed? Totally busted!

    Thanks for the yummy recipe- I'm sure I have kelp noodles floating around here too ;)

    Looks like I'm a bloggy neighbor of yours here in Southern Vermont!

  6. We are pretty adventurous eaters...my husband and older boy especially. This soup looks so good, and healthy too!

  7. I often throw stuff in the cart and later think "what am I going to do with this" I think you did awesome using an unusual ingredient! thanks for sharing this with us at the hearth and soul hop!

  8. I'm impressed! It looks so good!

  9. I am vegetarian and it looks really good to me!
    I've never seen kelp noodles, but I will look for them. It sounds super healthy.


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