Soup & Dumplings

March Recipe Redux Theme:

Two for One

We’re all about cooking once and eating twice. In short, double dinners are better. Show us how you take a favourite recipe already on your blog – and ReDux the leftovers into a new dish. Or, whip up a new healthy recipe and give suggestions on how to make it a second meal.

Short and sweet today because the weekend has completely gotten away from me and it’s bed time.


Miso Ramen Soup … turned into … Steamed Vegetable Dumplings


For the broth:

1 TBS oil

1 piece kombu seaweed

1 inch ginger

2 stalks spring onions, roughly chopped

2 cups water

1 TBS soy sauce

1 TBS miso paste

  • Fry the ginger and spring onions in the oil for five minutes.
  • Add the water, kombu and soy sauce. Bring to the boil then simmer for one hour.
  • Take off the heat and strain the liquid.
  • Add the miso paste and mix well.


The remaining toppings:

1/4 head of green cabbage

2 corn cobs, roasted

1 bulb garlic, roasted

2 eggs, soft boiled and sliced in half

2 stalks spring onions, finely sliced

100g smoked tofu, finely sliced

100g dried ramen noodles


  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • Cut the end off the garlic bulb and wrap in foil.
  • Wrap the corn in foil.
  • Roast in oven for 40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, slice kernels off corn and place in bowl.
  • Squeeze garlic from pods and place in bowl.
  • Slice cabbage thinly and place in bowl.
  • Prepare the noodles according to the packet instructions.


When all the elements are done…

  • Pour the hot broth over the vegetables and noodles.
  • Top with boiled egg, tofu and spring onions.


What did I do with my leftovers? Make dumplings of course.

  • Take out the ingredients from the soup, that is: the cabbage, corn, tofu, spring onions and garlic.
  • Place them all in a food processor.
  • Add in a 1 inch piece of ginger.
  • Blitz it all up until finely chopped.


  • Fill dumpling wrappers.
  • Place in steamer basket and steam for 10 minutes.
  • Serve them alone or with the broth you had for dinner last night!


The end.


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