Miso is a thick paste made by fermenting rice, barley, or soybeans. This paste is a traditional seasoning used in Japanese cooking but now has gained world-wide interest and is often found in fusion cuisine. Miso is salty with an earthy flavor. It is widely available, you can probably find it at your local supermarket or Asian market. Here are five recipes that show the various ways miso paste can be used.
Miso Soup with Tofu and Seaweed
A traditional light Japanese soup eaten before the main course.
Eggplant with Miso
This tasty side dish is made from strips of fried eggplant that are broiled with a miso glaze.
Ginger Miso Grilled Chicken
This chicken recipe can be made on the indoor or outdoor grill so it be enjoyed all year long.
Salmon Burgers with Miso Dressing
Crispy salmon patties are topped with watercress tossed in miso dressing for an Asian twist on an American classic.
Black Cod with Miso
Serve this dish with a soba noodle salad.