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Miso Soup with Tofu and Sesame

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Ingredients (Serves 4)
*Japanese sansho pepper leaves
*100g toasted sesame seeds
*4 cups / 800ml dashi stock
*300g silken tofu
*4-5 tbsp miso

1 Roast the sesame seeds, and grind them into a paste using a and pestle and a suribachi bowl.

2 Warm the dashi stock in a pan.
Before it comes to a boil, add the tofu breaking it into bite-size pieces with your hands.

3 The add the miso little by little, and completely dissolve it in the dashi stock.
Pour a little bit of the soup into the suribachi to dissolve the sesame paste, and add the paste to the miso soup.
Turn off the heat before it comes to a boil.

4 Chop the sansho leaves, and sprinkle them on top of the miso soup.

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