I just bought Miso paste for the first time.It came in a bag.(that sounds silly) But my question is I only need a little how do I store the rest?does it go in the refrigerator after?Do you put it in a jar? These are the things this newbie needs to know.lol Thanks Tanya
I don't think miso tastes fishy. It's made of fermented soybeans & a few other things (like a grain--brown rice, barley, etc).
Miso pretty much preserves itself. Yes, you want to keep it in the fridge. Check to see if your brand has an expiration or "best by" date. But generally, miso will last for over a year. I have some that is just at a little over a year old, pretty close to the "best by" date, and I still use it. However, if it starts to look or taste different down the road, it may be time to get rid of it. Make sure it is tightly sealed, and it will probably stay pretty fresh for a year.
try this: toast about a half cup of tahini in a cast iron skillet, just heat while lightly stirring for a couple minutes till it darkens.....stir in a couple tablespoons of miso and mix all together with finely diced green scallions...a couple tablespoons I'd say. It makes a delicious spread to put on crackers or rice cakes. Really good!
Ali as a miso newbie myself~ it was really great.You would have to watch how much you use..high sodium.It's nice to know how to store it..I had no clue.lol.It's in a ziplock but I will get it in a container.februarygirl..that sounds so GOOD.thanks for sharing.
thanks again for taking the time to respond guys.i knew I could get some answers here:)
Tanya, I am a fan of small canning jars for storing just about anything in the fridge. They can go in the dishwasher and re-use again and again. It is easier to get tsp or a TB out of it than a ziplock and I believe it is better to not use plastics when I can. Hope that helps someone.
Because of its salty taste, miso is a great addition to soups and stews instead of using salt. Just whisk it with the broth or a little water and add to the pot when everything is cooked. (NEVER boil miso!!!) You get delicious taste with the added benefits of fermented foods.
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