MISO OSO SOUP's name is derived from a facebook conversation I recently had with my friend Ang Craddock. After Ang read the ingredient list she replied "whoa that sounds ohh so strong." The name for my new flu soup concoction was born!
MISO OSO 'sick' SOUP
***Makes 10 - 2cup servings (approximate)
1T - Margarine (Country Crock)
2C - diced potatoes (2 small)
1medium - onion
2 T Tony's (divided/to taste)
10 Cups water
8 Bouillon cubes(divided) (can substitute fresh or packaged broth or consumme if desired)
1 or 2 jalepenos (or habeneros, or banana peppers if you don't like heat)
1/2 head cabbage (medium)
2C beans (lima, or great northern, or another white bean)
**if using frozen lima beans add to soup with 1st addition of liquid.
1 Large or 2 small potatoes - peel and cube
1 medium onion quartered and thinly sliced
Cook Potatoes and Onion in 1T margarine until soft/beginning to brown.
Add 6C water and 5 chicken bouillon cubes, bring to boil.
Thinly Slice Cabbage into 1-2" strips. Chop Hot Peppers, add to boiling soup.
Add 2 cans lima beans, 3 additional Bouillon cubes and 4 cups water.
Bring to Boil. Cook until Cabbage is tender.
Add additional 1T Tony's to taste.
This soup is intended for those who are sick with a cold or the flu. It has a sort of bland taste, but is high in nutrients, healthy proteins, and the spiciness is soothing to sore throats. The blend of spices will give you a short-lived and happy/euphoric energy. MISO OSO "sick" SOUP has magical healing properites. ; ) Try it!!
This soup is a good base for just about any vegetable or meat. I have added leftover shredded chicken, celery, carrots, and even crackers, noodles and/or rice for more fullness.
Tony Chachere's Seasoning is an amazing product that provides an insane amount of heat without adding TOO MUCH salt taste. If you're not a fan of heat/spicy, then you might want to reduce the Tony's significantly. I would start with 1teasp Tony's when you add the potatoes and then add additional Tony's to your taste from there.
Remember that when you are sick, Tony's has magical properties to heal sore throats and congested noses.
Today, as I was writing/reviewing this recipe, I was unable to talk before I had a few spoonfulls of hot MISO OSO. Miraculously I was vocally able to respond to a few questions from my husband for a short while after a bowl of it. All day I have been lethargic and lifeless, with an insane sore throat, congestion and stuffiness in my head and chest. After one taste of MISO OSO and my throat instantly felt soothed and pain-free. After eating a whole bowl I had a sudden burst of energy and I was able to accomplish some much needed cleaning for the day. Although this burst may be short lived, it is always greatly appreciated and well worth it. I hope this soup can have the same healing properties for you as it has on my family. Enjoy
**I am no affiliation with Tony Chachere's Seasoning.. just love the stuff!