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Old 12-03-2008, 10:53 AM   #1
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Anything else for Miso Paste?

I would like to try Alton Browns En****e Dip from Good Eats, but he puts in a tablespoon of Miso Paste, I found it and frankly, its a bit pricey for something I just want to try. is there anything I can substitute that might be just around the house, or a better multi-tasker? or anything else the paste is good for?

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Old 12-03-2008, 11:26 AM   #2
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Miso soup would be an obvious suggestion. I use miso often times to replace the saltiness that cheese would give. I stir it into polenta, for instance. I also use it in soups and sauces. It will also keep for a long time and may be cheaper at an asian grocery store.

Here is a list of 'miso' recipes from allrecipes.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:54 AM   #3
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Miso soup, of course. That's a real go-to thing in my house. Makes a great hot drink to start the day.

Marinade/glaze (eg miso-galzed salmon)

Salad dressing

Stir fry sauce
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:00 PM   #4
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I used it to roast a turkey one year and it came out great! I remember thinking that I should try it with a chicken sometime.....
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:15 PM   #5
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I use miso often times to replace the saltiness that cheese would give. I stir it into polenta, for instance.
What a great idea!
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:06 PM   #6
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Splurge & buy the Miso paste. It literally lasts FOREVER in the fridge. I think the tub of yellow miso I have right now is over a year old & still going strong. Wonderful stuff. I use it in Miso Soup (of course) & in stirfries, & certain Japanese dishes. A small dollop is also great in run-of-the-mill ramen soup.
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:36 PM   #7
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thats funny......I don't remember it being expensive....at the most 3 bucks for a bag? I always froze mine, lasts forever!
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:41 PM   #8
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I think cost depends where you buy it... I generally get it in Asian groceries and it is fairly cheap.

Miso soup is as warming and nourishing as chicken soup.. great when you have a cold. It is great as a flavoring for meats, veggies etc as mentioned.. generally a great thing to have around your kitchen... and it keeps well....

note to self..... Miso put on shopping list
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:37 PM   #9
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Alton Brown also puts a tbsp. of miso paste in a crockpot split-pea soup recipe.
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Old 12-03-2008, 05:35 PM   #10
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Well you've conviced me!

I'll check one of the local Asian markets, we have plenty of them around. Central market had it for almost $7. I know not much but if was something i was only going to use a teaspoon off.

Miso soup is good, I had it at a Sushi bar once.
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