mi·​so | \ ˈmē-(ˌ)sō How to pronounce miso (audio) \

Definition of miso

: a high-protein fermented food paste consisting chiefly of soybeans, salt, and usually grain (such as barley or rice) and ranging in taste from very salty to very sweet

Examples of miso in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So hot pork soup with carrots, onions, miso, and gobo or burdock root is on the menu. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, "'Food brings people together': These chefs are giving voters free food in metro Phoenix," 31 Oct. 2020 Few of them worked, and so as it is often left to the mothers of countercultural movements, Di Prima took it upon herself to bring in enough income to afford miso soup and oatmeal for her many housemates. Anna Fitzpatrick, Harper's BAZAAR, "What We Can Learn From Diane Di Prima," 29 Oct. 2020 In fact, Matsuhisa’s most famous dish is probably black cod with miso. Nick Kindelsperger, chicagotribune.com, "Nobu Restaurant, latest temple to sushi celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa, opens Thursday," 28 Sep. 2020 One of my super-simple standout faves is the miso-tahini dressing, divine with lentils, chickpeas and roasted cauliflower over soba noodles. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "Former Orlando Sentinel food writers celebrate National Cookbook Month," 16 Oct. 2020 For instance, her rendition of redfish blends Vietnamese influences with shrimp and roasted pork, fish sauce and miso aioli; her version of duck confit is an ode to autumn in Louisiana, with a sour orange pepper jelly and andouille jus. Ian Mcnulty | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "Longtime Commander’s Palace chef departs, and for first time a woman leads the kitchen," 12 Oct. 2020 That includes crispy shiitake salad with goma dressing, kampachi basic rocoto soy and prime tenderloin miso ponzu. Nick Kindelsperger, chicagotribune.com, "Nobu Restaurant, latest temple to sushi celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa, opens Thursday," 28 Sep. 2020 In a fermentation process similar to that of miso, time breaks down beans and grains into a condiment with punchy, complex layers of taste. Clarissa Wei, Bon Appétit, "Zhajiangmian Is the Perfect Combination of Salty, Sweet, and Savory," 18 Sep. 2020 Koji is a fungus that serves as a fermentation starter, and when combined with soybeans and salt, probiotic-rich miso is born. Alyssa Jung, Good Housekeeping, "5 Incredible Health Benefits of Miso," 13 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of miso

1615, in the meaning defined above

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9 Nov 2020

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“Miso.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miso. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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