Miso is the elegant Japanese term for fermented soybean paste. When mixed with sweet and spices and cooked it creates a unique but gentle flavor. It lasts forever in your fridge, so if you buy it once. place it in a jar or container and pull it out when needed. You can make this recipe without the paste and it will still be bold and colorful and delicious! The trick to this dish is using high quality fish!
I love whole chicken because the white meat is SO juicy and doesn’t dry out. You can play around with the ingredients of what you love or have in your home – just be generous with the spices and keep the cooking technique the same for the juiciest whole roasted chicken you have ever had.
The bold colors of this dish match the bold flavors! I love the black against the ruby red with the white! If you can’t find black quinoa you can use black rice, or regular quinoa – it will taste almost the same just not be as bold in color!
This is the quickest way to make caramelized onions and it is just so unique and flavorful, it tastes like it took hours to make. If you want to make this even quicker, saute the chicken first in the saute pan (instead of a separate grill pan) and then add a few tablespoons of water and use a wooden spoon to deglaze the pan (scraping up all the brown bits) then add the onions and proceed with regular recipe! (it will taste almost the same but you just won’t get those beautiful grill marks.
This is Moroccan inspired, but instead of using cumin I use garam masala. I find cumin overpowering and garam masala a perfect blend of flavors. If you don’t like cilantro feel free to leave it out. A quick tip on garnishing: I don’t garnish just to make it pretty, garnishing is a very important part of finishing off a dish flavor wise. If you cook with herbs, they have a very important but different flavor, and when you put those fresh herbs back into the dish at the end, the cooked and fresh flavors meet and create a blend that is essential to rounding out the dish.