One Pot Winter Stew with Wild Salmon

  • 6 cups of water
  • 1 inch ginger, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 1 red onion, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 2 carrots, cut on thick diagonals
  • ½ cup winter squash, diced
  • 3-4 pieces of dried lotus root, soaked
  • 4-5 shitake mushrooms, sliced thin
  • 6-7 ounces wild salmon
  • 1 cup broccoli florets and stem, sliced into thin rounds
  • 2-3 kales leaves cut into bite sized pieces
  • 4 tbsp. white miso or chick pea miso
  • 2 cups leftover grain (brown rice, noodles, etc.)
  • 1 bunch of watercress

Bring water, ginger, onion, carrots, squash, lotus root and shitake mushrooms to a boil. Reduce flame, cover and simmer for 5-7 minutes. Add salmon (or other fish) and cook for 5 minutes. Add broccoli stems and broccoli and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add kale for 2-3 minutes. Dilute miso in a small amount of water and add to the soup. Add leftover grain or noodles and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes. Ladle into large bowls and garnish with fresh watercress.