Water Pepper Soup Recipe With Kelp Seaweed

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I love the chilli like bite that water pepper (Persicaria hydropiper) has. Combined with miso and kelp seaweed it makes the perfect water pepper soup recipe.

Water Pepper Soup Recipe – Ingredients

  • 30g kelp seaweed
  • 60g mini sardines
  • 1” piece of ginger (sliced)
  • 3 garlic cloves (sliced)
  • 800ml water
  • 3 dessert spoons of naturally fermented miso
  • 30g water pepper (chopped)

Water Pepper Soup Recipe – Suggested Instructions

  1. Simmer garlic and ginger in oil for about 30 seconds.
  2. Add the kelp,  miso then water, stir until the miso has dissolved, then and bring to a gentle simmer.
  3. Now add the mini sardines (available from Asian supermarkets), and gently simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Take off the heat and add the chopped water pepper.

Further reading: The Traditional and Modern Use of Water Pepper


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