Originally Posted by mudbug
Hi, jenny, please 'splain. I know nothing about miso and have been trying various marinades for salmon to try out on the family. what do I have to buy/do?
Do you have an asian market nearby? Or a whole foods? Buy a container of white miso paste. It's a lot, but it lasts forever.
For salmon, I use miso paste, brown sugar or palm sugar, and fish sauce or soy sauce, ginger, garlic and sometimes lemongrass. I let the fish sit in it for about an hour before cooking.
Here's a similar recipe:Miso-Glazed Salmon Recipe - Fish - MyRecipes.com
You can also easily make miso soup with granulated dashi.
Miso is also a great addition to all kinds of things, from soups and stews to salad dressings. It adds a savory "umami" flavor.