Miso is a paste made from fermented soybeans. It’s a staple ingredient in Japanese cuisine and is used in soups, marinades, dressings, and sauces. One of the most delicious ways to use miso is to make a sweet miso sauce.
To make sweet miso sauce, you’ll need miso paste, sake a Japanese rice wine, mirin a sweet Japanese rice wine, sugar, and water. First, mix 2 tablespoons of miso paste, 2 tablespoons of sake, and 2 tablespoons of mirin in a small saucepan. Heat the mixture over low-medium heat and stir until the miso paste is completely dissolved. Then, add in 1 tablespoon of sugar and stir until it dissolves.
Next, add 2 tablespoons of water to the mixture and stir again. Keep stirring until the sauce thickens and begins to bubble. Remove it from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
Sweet miso sauce can be used as a marinade for fish or meat, a dressing for salads, or a dipping sauce for vegetables. It’s a perfect balance of salty and sweet, with a rich umami flavor that pairs well with a variety of dishes.
Making sweet miso sauce at home is easy and takes just a few ingredients. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll never want to go back to store-bought sauces again.