mi·​so | \ˈmē-(ˌ)sō \

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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The turnips and carrots belong with a bowl of white rice and a quick miso-ginger sauce drizzled over it all. Christina Chaey, Bon Appetit, "I Let My Steamer Basket Decide What I Should Make for Dinner," 25 June 2018 Miso Hungry Burger A plain old hamburger is kicked up a few notches with the addition of a miso dressing, soy ginger mushrooms, and a tempura onion ring. Fox News, "Best burgers to grill up for your Memorial Day weekend cookout," 25 May 2016 The New Orleans is a tower of golden fried chicken, Creole remoulade, Cajun spice, Thai basil, collard green kimchi, ginger-miso BBQ sauce and of course, a fried egg. Jenn Harris, latimes.com, "Four great L.A. fried chicken restaurants to try now," 2 May 2018 Consider introducing flavor boosters, like a splash of white wine, an old Parm rind, a splash of soy sauce, or a dollop of miso paste into the mix. Claire Saffitz, Bon Appetit, "The Best Substitute for Homemade Chicken Stock Is Free," 30 Apr. 2018 Toss with remaining tablespoon of miso sauce and serve. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Miso Roasted Brussels Sprouts," 16 Jan. 2018 The miso broth gives the pasta a nice smoky flavor and the bacon on top adds another layer of richness. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "15 must-try foods at Disneyland and Disney California parks this summer," 13 June 2018 Meanwhile, blend ginger, garlic, soy sauce, mirin, tahini, vinegar, and miso in a blender until smooth. Bon Appetit, "Miso-Tahini Noodles with Asparagus and Tofu," 14 May 2018 Step 2: Divide the tofu and green onions among four bowls. Pour the miso broth into the bowls. Kroger, The Courier-Journal, "Make your own miso soup with just three ingredients in 10 minutes," 9 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of miso

1615, in the meaning defined above

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