Bowl and spoon of miso paste
18 Ways To Creatively Use Miso Paste In Your Cooking
Mashed Potatoes
Miso paste is a versatile kitchen ingredient with a pungent, umami flavor, which makes a great addition to creamy, buttery mashed potatoes.
Use either white or yellow miso to add depth of flavor to mashed potatoes, or incorporate it in other potato dishes that meld well with miso's funky flavor, like potato salad.
Thanks to its unexpected flavor and rich aromas, miso is becoming an increasingly popular cocktail ingredient with mixologists.
Start with milder white miso, which you can use to make a miso simple syrup or stir right into your cocktail. Just make sure to strain it out to avoid any gritty texture.
Baked Goods
Subtle saltiness is a great way to add depth of flavor to baked goods, and one way to do that is with miso paste, which adds a unique edge to baked goods.
Miso has a complex umami flavor which you won’t get from salt alone, making it great for chocolate cakes, cookies, or any recipe you want to experiment with.
Instant Ramen
Instant ramen is an easy comfort meal, but if your ramen is lacking flavor, boost the seasoning packets with a bit of miso paste.
Yellow and white miso are a great place to start but you can also use a few tablespoons of red miso to give your ramen broth a salty, earthy richness.
Apple Crisps
Apple crisp is an easy way to use leftover apples. Along with sugar and cinnamon, add miso paste to elevate its overall flavor.
Add some mild white miso to your strudel, which will balance out the sweetness with umami notes while also giving the apples a rich, golden brown color.