My introduction to cooking with miso paste came later in life. Last year, actually. After buying the largest container available I soon learned that most recipes call for a couple tablespoons, at most. I had more miso than I knew what to do with, but I refused to let it get lost in the depths of the refrigerator. Instead, I went on a mission to find ways (both obvious, and totally unexpected) to incorporate miso paste into everyday meals.
One of the most obvious uses for miso is in soup, and while we can all agree that's quite delicious, this umami-packed paste has a lot more to offer.