Pan-cooked vegetables drizzled with a sweet, savory, umami miso glaze. All kinds of satisfying.
I recently purchased my first-ever container of miso. I know. I waited so long. I looked at it longingly every time I went to the store, day dreamed of the recipes and soups and complex flavors I would achieve… and it took me so long to take the plunge. I don’t know why, but I’m super glad I did. I ate miso soup every day for almost a week, and then decided I would branch out into the unknown and see what miso pairs well with.
Turns out it pairs amazingly well with mustard and maple syrup. Sounds so weird but trust. It is oddly addictive and you can make a small enough batch that, if you don’t like it, you can just toss it. That’s what I did at first but then I made a quadruple batch just to have some extra in the fridge because it’s just too good!
The veggies don’t need much; a little coconut oil in the pan will do, and the sauce does the rest.
This was a quick dinner for me, and it made about 3 servings as such. It could also be a great side dish for any meal, and would serve about 4 people as a generous side.
Miso Glazed Mixed Vegetables
1 sweet potato, cubed
4 leaves bok choy, sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 yellow onion, sliced
1 cup broccoli florets
2/3 cup cauliflower florets
1 tsp minced jalapeno
1/2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp miso paste
2 tbsp seasoned rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp maple syrup
1.5 tbsp fresh orange juice
1 tsp whole grain mustard
1/8 tsp jalapeno, minced
1/8 tsp sumac
Chop all of your vegetables and set aside. Heat a skillet or a wok over medium heat. Add the coconut oil. Once the coconut oil is hot, add the sweet potatoes. Cook on medium for about 10 minutes, or until they are about half way done (not soft or fork tender yet, but getting there).
Meanwhile, prepare the sauce: Whisk all of the sauce ingredients together. Taste for sweetness and spice, and adjust as you see fit. You don’t need to add any salt; miso is salty enough.
Next, add the onion, broccoli and cauliflower to the pan with the sweet potatoes. Stir fry for about 4 minutes or so. Add the rest of the vegetables and stir fry until the sweet potatoes are fork-tender. Transfer to a bowl and drizzle the sauce on top (or douse the vegetables in the sauce, however saucy you’re feeling that day is up to you).
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