Miso Soup with Turmeric and Tofu
Miso soup gets re-imagined by blogger Heidi Swanson, who adds earthy, brilliant yellow turmeric for additional flavor and color.
Black Cod with Miso
This sweet and silky fish dish, which has been cloned at restaurants all over the country, is fairly simple to make, though it's somewhat time-consuming: Nobu Matsuhisa of the Nobu restaurant empire recommends marinating the black cod in a good deal of the sake-miso marinade for 2 to 3 days. To make it at home, let the fish marinate overnight in just enough sake and miso to coat it.
Sake-Steamed Mussels with Ginger, Miso and Spinach
For a twist on the classic mussels in white wine, Grace Parisi created this amazing alternatives with miso and sake.
Grilled Beef-Tenderloin Skewers with Red-Miso Glaze
Addictively tangy and salty-sweet, these skewers are also delicious when made with chicken breast or pork tenderloin.
Ginger-Miso Sweet Pea Spread
As a dairy-free alternative to creamy dips, the recipe here calls for pureeing sweet peas with scallions, ginger and jalapeño, then seasoning the mix with yellow miso. Serve the spread with different kinds of crackers and breads or sugar snap peas and celery for dipping.
Crispy Roast Chicken and Shallots with Miso Gravy
Suggested Pairing: A rich, fruity Chardonnay from California or New Zealand will play off the salty, herby notes in the dish.
Butter Beans in Miso Bagna Cauda
Chefs aren't just eating at each other's restaurants when they travel, they're actually cooking in them. Los Angeles's Animal hosted Jeremy Fox of Tyler Florence's restaurant group, who spent a week serving dishes like butter beans bagna cauda.
Miso Soup with Shrimp and Tofu
No soup is quicker to prepare than miso; just whisk miso paste into water. By adding shrimp, tofu and greens, it can double as a complete and light meal. Feel free to use leftover chicken or roast pork (or whatever else is at hand) in place of the shrimp.
Roasted Cauliflower with Miso Romesco
The secret to this lush, deeply flavored romesco sauce is miso, which adds superb savoriness to the mix of almonds, tomatoes, peppers and bread.
Grilled Miso Shrimp
When grilling shrimp or scallops, use sticks of lemongrass or sprigs of rosemary as an alternative to metal or bamboo skewers.