Elevate your dishes with this quick and easy Miso Butter recipe! It’s guaranteed to add a savory umami punch to your meals. With only two ingredients, you can create a rich miso compound butter that can be used to add flavor to all kinds of dishes – from sauces and soups to vegetable side dishes and poultry recipes.
Just two ingredients Optional extras: garlic, freshly chopped herbs, Worcestershire sauce, Sriracha or chili paste, Parmesan cheese, or honey. Miso butter is fast and easy to make, and it adds a rich, umami flavor to a variety of dishes, from meats and vegetables to sauces and soup. It’s a great way to incorporate the complex flavor of miso into your dishes, and it’s surprisingly simple to make.
Store the miso butter in a roll or in small takeout containers. Add it to your cooking for a rich umami flavor.
Miso is a traditional Japanese seasoning produced by fermenting soybeans with salt and a type of fungus known as koji. The result is a thick paste that is high in protein and rich in flavor. Miso has a unique, umami-packed flavor and it is a staple in Japanese cuisine. You can use it in everything from soups and sauces to marinades and dressings.
The ratio we used is 2:1 (2 parts butter and 1 part miso paste), but you can adjust that to your own preference. The flavor and saltiness will vary a lot depending on the type of miso that you use.
Drizzle miso butter over steamed salmon or chicken. The rich umami of the butter enhances the natural flavors of the fish, or chicken.
2. Garlic and Herb Miso Butter: Add minced garlic and fresh herbs. Try it on roasted chicken, warm crusty bread, or rice. 3. Cheesy Miso Butter: Mix in grated hard cheese like Parmesan for a rich and cheesy variation. This is a great version for miso butter pasta or popcorn.