Add savory and umami-packed miso to a classic mac and cheese for an intense umami experience.
When I started out in a professional kitchen, I experienced working with miso for various kinds of dishes—from dessert to anything other than soup. Since then, I’ve discovered it to be a fantastic ingredient to bring umami to daily cooking.
This popular yet underused ingredient is basically fermented soybeans with salt, grains and gut-friendly fungus. I’ve learned that the darker the color of the miso paste, the longer it was fermented and the stronger it is on taste until it might be an acquired taste to some.
This easy Miso Mac and Cheese recipe is a comfort food with a twist and it only takes 5 ingredients to make. The miso paste pairs well with cheese as it gives fantastic rich umami flavour to the dish.
I used the miso paste from those instant miso soup packs that I get from the Japanese grocery store. It’s easy to find and the flavour is just right for my Mac & Cheese dish.