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Ginger and Sesame Crusted Seared Tuna with Asparagus and Miso Butter

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Every once in a while you need to have a meal ready on short notice, and you want something relatively healthy and definitely tasty.  Seared tuna is a great way to go in this situation.  Almost zero prep time, 5 minutes in a pan, and you have dinner.  Throw some sauteed vegetables with miso butter (cribbed from Momofuku, of course) in there and you’ve got a meal that looks like it came from a high-end restaurant right in front of you, in 10 minutes.  All you need is a good source for fresh tuna, of course:

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January 28th, 2011 at 12:28 pm

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Bok Choy with Miso Butter

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This recipe is another great reason to have miso in your refrigerator, in addition to the miso soup recipe I just put up.  Miso keeps forever in your fridge, and this recipe is so easy that it’s even tough to say that it’s a “recipe”.  This dish takes five minutes from start to finish, and it will become one of your favorites immediately.  The miso butter idea is David Chang’s (of Momofuku, if you haven’t ever read this blog before or don’t live in New York) that I’ve appropriated and applied to every steamed vegetable I can get my hands on.  I first tasted it three years ago at Momofuku Noodle Bar, where it was served over asparagus with a poached egg.  Heaven.  Give it a try; you won’t regret it.  Trust me.

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May 12th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Miso Soup from Scratch

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I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite parts of eating sushi is the miso soup.  For years I ate the thin, watery soup that you get from every sushi delivery joint, and loved it, not knowing that there was something else beyond takeout miso soup.  Then I bought miso for the first time to make a miso butter (more on that here) and I made my own miso soup.  Guess what?  It blows that takeout stuff right out of the water.

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Written by Drew

May 12th, 2010 at 11:30 am

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