ideas for white miso paste?
- rebs Mar 2, 2008 03:29 PM
i made miso-rubbed turkey for thanksgiving and have a lot leftover. does anyone have any good ideas for how i can use up the rest? so far i've rubbed it on salmon and steak before grilling. anything else? good miso soup recipes are welcomed also!
Daikon radish with miso is good (simmer/soften daikon slices, drain and add 1:1 miso:sugar w/ red pepper flakes and some dashi) this turns out really juicy and is good for several days.
Another is to roast eggplant quarters (score the tops) and then top with the above miso sauce to finish -- garnish with sliced green onion and sesame seeds and roast for a few minutes.
I'm in much the same boat. There's a giant vat of miso paste that's been sitting around in my fridge for the past year. The good news is that it hasn't gone bad and probably won't for another few years. The bad news... well, it's still there!
A few of the uses I've found for mine:
Miso Ginger Dressing
Give this a whirl in the blender / food processor:
1/3 cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoons white or yellow miso
2 large garlic cloves, peeled
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger
1/2 cup olive oil
Nobu in NYC (and other cities) is known for its miso-glazed black cod (recipe here: http://www.texasmonthly.com/food/reci...)
There's also a restaurant that serves a miso chocolate cake, but so far, I haven't been able to find a recipe.
You can always add it to regular soups to give them a richer flavor, as well.
Here in Japan, white miso is a speciality of kyoto and tends to be on the sweet and mild side. I personally love it in the Dengaku form - either daikon or eggplants. Mix the miso with sake, mirin and sugar, then use it as a topping for cooked eggplants or daikon. You could braise the daikon or deepfry the eggplants. Finish off in the oven to make it a bit more interesting.
What a great thread - I also have a large quantity of white miso paste being totally neglected in the fridge...
I love Klimbim's suggestion to make a sauce to serve with eggplant, will definitely try.
All I really do with it now is stir some into chicken or veggie stock and add tofu+scallions to make a VERY lazy-woman's miso soup...