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!
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.
These beautiful flavor bursting fritters can also be reheated or eaten the next day at room temperature. They also go great with a tahini or yogurt dipping sauce.
Koftas are meatballs with spices and onions that are most popular in Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines. It is important to buy a fattier meat (whether it is lamb or beef) so they don’t get dried out in the oven. They will create a lot of liquid which is delicious and can be serve on top of rice, or dipped into with bread. I like to serve these with grilled bread and tachina but you can eat them on their own, with pasta, last minute into a tomato based soup, or with tomato sauce.
Ok, before you ignore this recipe listen up! Even if you don’t like coconut or curry or anything in this recipe, make it once and you will shock yourself in how incredibly delicious it is. I have made this dish for the pickiest of clients who say they don’t like any of these ingredients but when it is put together it will shock your palate with flavors you didn’t know existed and you didn’t know you have been missing all these years!