Miso butter is one of the easiest, yet tastiest, flavoring ingredient. The umami flavor from the miso and the richness of the butter make any dish shine. Pour some melted miso butter over any vegetables or protein of your choice to make a quick, tasty meal.
We love using miso butter for when we are feeling lazy, or don't have to make a complex meal. Add some to your pasta sauce, baked protein or vegetables, and you have yourself a nice looking dish.
What is Miso Butter
Miso butter is a flavouring ingredient simply made from miso paste and unsalted butter. It can be used in so many different ways, such as a sauce, spread, dip, filling or seasoning. It will quickly become one of your favorite condiment! It's so convenient to have a batch of it to whip up a quick dinner, such as baked salmon, or even a grilled cheese! It has a savoury, salty umami flavor that makes it so addicting.
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What Miso Paste to Use
Miso is a Japanese paste mainly made from fermented soybeans and koji, and is categorized as a healthy ingredient. The best kind of miso to use is the fresh one that you can find in the refrigerated section in your asian supermarket. These type of miso keep all their good nutrients, as opposed to packaged ones that can find find in packets. We used this one.
The most popular categories of miso are:
- Shiromiso (White miso): the fermentation process is shorter, which results in a more subtle and sweet taste. We like to use this type for soups.
- Akamiso (Red miso): the fermentation process is longer so the taste becomes stronger and is ideal for dishes that require a strong kick! We like to use this king for our miso butter.
How to Use Miso Butter
What we love about miso butter is that it's so versatile and you can basically use it in whichever dish that you want to add flavor. From baked vegetables and fish, sweet potatoes, to grilled cheese or pasta, it's the simplest trick to add a delicious kick to your meal. Here are a few dishes we like to add miso butter to:
- Mashed potato,
- grilled cheese,
- mac and cheese,
- baked salmon, sweet potato, any veggies,
- sauce for seafood,
- and steak.
We usually store our miso butter in a airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Here's a few other ways to store it:
Roll your miso butter in parchment paper or saran wrap. Keep in the fridge or freeze to make it easier to cut proportioned pieces.
Use your favorite mold and fill it with your miso butter. Freeze and use as needed.
- Unsalted butter: Make sure to use room temperature butter. Put in the microwave for 10-20 seconds if you don't have time to leave out your butter beforehand.
- Red miso: We used this one. We recommend using red miso over white miso for added flavor.
- Gochujang: To add spice, we like using gochujang because it has a sweetness to it that adds a nice flavor to the miso butter.
- Garlic: Minced your garlic before to make sure there's no big garlicky chunks in our butter.
- Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. If ingredients sticks to the side, make sure to scrape and blend again.
- To freeze, put butter in parchment paper and roll into a log. Alternatively, use an ice tray/mold to freeze small portions of miso butter.
Miso butter is easily one of the easiest, yet tastiest, flavoring ingredient. The umami flavor from the miso and the richness of the butter make any dish shine.
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
- 2 tbsp red miso
- 1/2 tbsp gochujang
- 1 clove garlic minced
Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. If ingredients sticks to the side, make sure to scrape and blend again.
To freeze, put butter in parchment paper and roll into a log. Alternatively, use ice tray to freeze small portions of miso butter.