8 surprising recipes that use miso

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8 surprising recipes that use miso

Miso is good for so much more than soup. Use the wonder paste to add a punch of umami to anything from roast chicken and pasta, to spicy miso cheeseburgers and a life-changing miso caramel sauce.

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Do you want to expand your cooking techniques and flavour profile? Miso paste is a great ingredient to add to your pantry. This fermented soybean paste has its origins in Japan and has been used in Japanese and East Asian cooking for centuries. Miso boasts a rich umami flavour and can be used in many dishes. No matter the occasion or craving, miso paste is a game changer!

1.Miso cheeseburgers

Take your cheeseburgers to new heights by adding this spicy, cheesy miso sauce.

Find the recipe for miso cheeseburgers here. 

2. Miso caramel sauce

If you’re a fan of salted caramel, then miso caramel is a must-try. Drizzle it over brownies and puddings, spread it over toast for a quick snack or swirl it through softened ice cream to make the easiest caramel ice cream!

Find the recipe for miso caramel sauce here. 

3. Miso-glazed chicken

Tender roast chicken packed with flavour: this will soon be your go-to Sunday roast recipe. Add Mediterranean potatoes or cubed butternut to the roasting pan when making it for a yummy side, or serve it with mash or udon noodles for a twist on the classic Sunday lunch.


Find the recipe for miso-glazed chicken here. 

4. Classic miso soup

While this may be a classic, you can change it up in exciting ways. Use it as a base for ramen instead of broth or add various toppings to enhance the flavour. Think Tenderstem broccoli, jammy eggs, sesame seeds, sesame oil, nori sheets or chilli crisps.


Find the recipe for classic miso soup here

5. Miso-roasted brinjals

This could be served as a tasty side; or you could turn it to a vegan main meal by adding noodles or sticky rice.


Find the recipe for miso-roasted brinjals here. 

6. Miso eggs Benedict

In this remix of the classic breakfast dish, miso is added to the Hollandaise sauce. We used ham for this recipe, but you can use your eggs Benedict favourite toppings.


Find the recipe for Miso eggs Benedict here.

7. Miso Napoletana pasta

Here’s a two-for-one special. Try making the miso Napoletana pasta and, if you love the sauce, you can make it into an intense tomato soup. Simply add 1 cup vegetable stock and blend to your desired consistency. As always, serve the soup with the mandatory toasted cheese sandwich.


Find the recipe for Miso Napoletana pasta here. 

8. Miso-and-fudge tart

Yes, miso also works in desserts! This tart has an oat crust that perfectly complements the caramel fudge filling.


Find the recipe for miso-and-fudge tart here.

Hikari Karu-Mu Koji Miso is a Japanese fermented soybean paste. Miso paste can be used in soups, stir-fries, and even desserts. Hikari Karu-Mu Koji Miso is well-balanced with just the right amount of umami and sweetness.

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