Are you one of the people who want to purchase miso paste but not sure if you know how to use it other than to make miso soup? You’ve come to the right place! Here, we’ll introduce five easy yet delicious recipes you can make with miso paste. Once you get used to using miso in a few dishes, you’ll soon be comfortable enough to improvise. Cook away!
Miso Mayo Pizza Toast
This recipe is probably one of the easiest miso paste recipes to try. Simply mix mayonnaise and miso to make a sauce, spread it on a piece of toast, and add your favorite toppings like peppers and onions. Sprinkle plenty of cheese and toast! In less than five minutes, you have a delicious miso mayo pizza toast for your breakfast, lunch, or snack!
Nasu Dengaku (Miso-glazed Eggplant)
Dengaku is a classic Japanese recipe with a sweet miso glaze. Typically, the dengaku recipe uses eggplant, tofu, daikon radish, or konnyaku. However, once you learn how to make this miso glaze, you can apply it to various dishes. If you like, you can use the glaze as a dip for vegetable sticks!
Miso Butter Ramen
Who said you need to go to a restaurant to have a hot bowl of miso ramen? With this recipe, you can recreate heartwarming miso ramen at home. Our recipe uses common ingredients you can easily find in your pantry except for ramen noodles and miso paste. Even if you don’t feel like making ramen noodles at home, you can learn one thing from this miso recipe: miso and butter go well together. If you don’t know what to cook for dinner, fry up stuff you can find in the fridge with butter, and add a bit of miso paste to taste. In minutes you can quickly make a delicious dish!
Eggplant and Chicken Miso Stir-fry
Master the art of stir-frying with this miso recipe. This recipe goes great with a simple bowl of white rice, and you’ll be asking for seconds and thirds for sure! Miso is a thick paste, so it’s important to mix it with other liquid ingredients like soy sauce and sake before adding it to the pan when stir-frying.
Miso Flavored Ratatouille
Ratatouille is a specialty dish from southern France. It’s a stewed dish of common garden vegetables such as eggplants, tomatoes, and onions. As people in Japan love to eat an abundance of seasonal vegetables, ratatouille naturally gained popularity amongst many households in Japan. Just like in the Provence, every house uses a different recipe when making ratatouille, and in Japan, of course, some people added miso paste to this French dish!
Aged, Non-Additive Miso Paste
There is more than one kind of miso available in the market. Usually, any miso works with any recipes unless it calls for a specific type. If you don’t know which one to get, choose red miso, that’s the most versatile and widely used miso paste. Better yet, there’s a kind that’s made with no additives. This miso paste is also aged for two years, adding bold umami flavor. Once you try it, you can easily taste the difference between mass-produced miso pastes from this one.