Make your own version of KASU-JIRU

Feb 10, 2021 | TSUDOI Project

Create your own version of KASU-JIRU

 

This project is about MAKING YOUR OWN VERSION of KASU-JIRU, a hearty chowder that is standard wintertime fare in many parts of Japan. The classic version includes chunks of salmon, though pork and chicken are also common ingredients. And there are LOTS of wonderful vegan and vegetarian options, too, that include root vegetables and tōfu.

Seasoned with saké kasu, the fermented lees that are a by-product of brewing sa, this chunky soup frequently becomes the main course at family suppers. Every household has its own version of kasu-jiru chowder. Use this BASIC RECIPE as a point of departure in creating your own house soup.

TSUDOI kitchen project assignments are linked thematically to my KITCHEN CULTURE blog. Reference materials for  assignments are stored on this TASTE of CULTURE website (previous assignments and reference documents were available only to members of the Face Book Group within the FB Files Library).

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Looking forward to seeing what Tsudoi members make in their kitchens…

Make a Meal

Add rice and pickles to your kasu-jiru chowder to make a mini-meal.

An easy to assemble, fast-acting, salt-massaged pickle such as Quick-Fix Hakusai Cabbage is a good choice.

Pair your soup and pickles with RICE with MIXED GRAINS for a nutriionally balanced mini-meal.

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