Pickled Whole Tomato in Dashi Soup


Summer in Finland is refreshing and less humid than in Japan. Though it is hot during the day, the temperature drops below 20 degrees Celsius at night, making it easy to enjoy.

Even so, most homes in Finland do not have air conditioners, and when the temperature is close to or more than 30 degrees Celsius, it can be quite overwhelming.

I wanted to eat tomatoes, which are in season right now, fresh and tasty. So I marinated the whole tomato in dashi soup. I actually don’t like tomatoes that much.

Dried tomatoes, for example, are so convenient and delicious that they have become a staple in our house. However, this was a painful way to somehow enjoy one of the few vegetables that are available all year round in Finland.
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Pickled Whole Tomato in Dashi Soup

Whole tomatoes in season are pickled in dashi. A refreshing pickle perfect for summer, with the sourness and the dashi smell.
Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Rest After Cook1 hr
Servings2 people
  • tomato (2 tomatoes, *1) 350 g
Dashi soup
  • water 200 g
  • soy sauce 2 Tbsp
  • brown sugar 1 Tbsp
  • dashi powder 2 tsp
  • Put all the ingredients for the dashi soup into a plastic bag and mix well.
  • Peel the tomatoes using hot water.
  • Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the tomatoes with their heads removed.
  • After about 30 seconds, drain the water from the pot and pour in cold water to cool the tomatoes.
  • When the tomatoes are cool, peel the skin off by hand.
  • Put the tomatoes in the dashi soup, remove the air, and close the bag.
  • Place in the refrigerator for an hour to overnight to let the flavors soak in.
  • Serve with shiso leaves or basil for color.
Tomatoes should not be overripe as they will be peeled with hot water.
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