The Miso Soy Chicken we had for dinner a couple of weeks ago was just a spur-of-the-moment recipe, where I decided that mixing everything at random was the way to go.
And thank god I did – this turned out to be absolutely brilliant, and I am sure it could work with tofu easily and turn it vegan, which we will definitely try as well.
One main recommendation – watch your salt! If you do add salt to the aubergines while cooking or to the chicken, make sure you reduce slightly the soy and/or miso or the dish may be inedible.
- 2 aubergines, cut in cubes
- 500g chicken thighs, chopped
- vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 tbs white miso
- 2 tbs dark soy sauce
- chili flakes (to taste)
- 2 cloves garlic
- toasted black sesame seeds
- 2 spring onions, chopped
- Chop the aubergines in cubes and fry in the vegetable oil until soft and golden, then move into a bowl
- Chop your chicken in stripes, then fry it in the same vegetable oil you previously used for the aubergines
- Once the chicken is browned, add the soy sauce and miso until they are both well incorporated
- Sprinkle the chili flakes, then crush the garlic cloves and mix well
- Sprinkle with the toasted black sesame seeds, then serve with an extra sprinkle of sesame seeds and fresh spring onions
We served this dish with sticky white rice.
The Miso Soy Chicken dish was a pleasant surprise, both to the girls and myself as I was not expecting anything of it – if only, I thought it was going to be an absolute crap and inedible concoction, but I stand corrected.
My willingness to cook is always, how can I put this…non-existent?! I have been cooking more since lockdown for sure, but that was mainly because we have cut our take away intake by 100% and had opted for a proper schedule in place so that no-one could be blamed for laziness.
This dish has somehow managed to make me feel quite great, and who knows, possibly will be cooking a lot more stuff now?
If you have indeed put too much salt – as I did – why not wash this down with the 3 ingredient strawberry sorbet we made ages ago? It is quite brilliant, and the recipe can be found here.
What’s your favorite last-minute invention dish? Does it include any fancy ingredients?