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

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While those pepitas toast and the salmon cooks, use the time to make a really bright, punchy miso mojo. Chris Morocco, Bon Appetit, "This Sheet Pan Salmon Recipe Is Everything We Crave in a Weeknight Dinner," 16 Mar. 2018 Things like tomato paste, tahini, miso, and egg yolks also fall into the emulsifier category. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Make the Perfect Homemade Salad Dressing With One Easy Formula," 26 Feb. 2019 Look for fermented foods, like sauerkraut, tempeh, and miso, as well as Greek yogurt with at least five strains of bacterial cultures added to it. Good Housekeeping, "Exactly What to Eat to Boost Your Immune System, According to a Registered Dietitian," 30 Jan. 2019 Springy ramen noodles and a cilantro-miso sauce bring a welcome twist to a classic pesto recipe. Andy Baraghani, Bon Appetit, "Ramen Noodles with Miso Pesto," 19 Mar. 2018 The signature preparation, hoba yaki, involves meats and vegetables glazed with miso and fire-roasted on magnolia leaves. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "An Outdoor Outpost of Tulum, in Hudson Square," 3 July 2018 In the open kitchen, chef Deuki Hong showed his crew how to plate the night’s specials, such as clam noodles with miso butter and crispy pork belly bo ssam. Jonathan Kauffman, San Francisco Chronicle, "Asian Art Museum takes a risk with young star chef’s destination cafe," 6 June 2018 Sautéed eggplant mashed into a paste with miso is a favorite option. Kathleen Squires, WSJ, "Feed Your Head: Foods That Target Depression and Anxiety," 26 July 2018 Using miso and water instead builds tons of flavor but keeps the texture light. Chris Morocco, Bon Appetit, "Make This Miso Polenta with Your First Spring Farmers' Market Haul," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of miso

1615, in the meaning defined above

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