Give traditional Japanese soup extra depth and flavour with smoked salmon and pickled ginger.


  • 3 cups fish stock
  • 4 cups water
  • 3cm piece ginger, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup white miso paste
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed, cut into 4
  • 300g silken tofu, cut into 2cm cubes
  • 100g smoked salmon
  • 1/4 cup pickled ginger


  1. Place stock, water and ginger into a large saucepan over high heat. Cover and bring to the boil. Reduce heat. Remove 1/4 cup of hot stock mixture to a heatproof jug. Add miso paste. Stir until smooth and well combined. Add miso mixture to saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Add asparagus and tofu to saucepan. Simmer gently for 2 to 3 minutes, or until asparagus turns bright green. Ladle soup into bowls. Finely shred salmon. Arrange salmon and ginger on top of soup. Serve immediately.