Cuisine: Asian

Shrimp with Miso Butter

This Shrimp with Miso Butter is a marriage made in heaven. The shrimp is tossed in a buttery umami bath. I always have miso paste in the refrigerator. It basically lasts forever.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Roasted Japanese Sweet Potatoes with Miso Scallion Butter

The Japanese Sweet, which may also be referred to as a Japanese yam, an Oriental, Kotobuki, Satsuma Imo, or Satsumaimo, is a variety of potato that is common in Japan and is now grown in the U.S. as well as many other regions of the world. Japanese sweet potatoes have a dark reddish-brown to rose-colored exterior skin with a creamy white to pale yellow inner flesh. They have a slightly nutty flavor, with hints of chestnut and a drier, starchier texture than other sweet potato varieties. 
These Roasted Japanese Sweet Potatoes with Miso Scallion Butter has a sweet umami taste.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yields: 8 Servings

Shrimp Toast

Shrimp toast or prawn toast is a Chinese dim sum dish. It’s simple finger food that makes a great hors d’oeurves for parties.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yields: 6 - 8 Servings

Steamed Gingered Broccoli

The blending of toasted sesame oil and ginger elevate the simplest dishes. This Steamed Gingered Broccoli takes little effort for big results. You can substitute other vegetables for the broccoli, green beans, sliced cabbage, carrots, kale, etc.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 5 Servings

Japanese Grilled Chicken Meatballs (Tsukune)

Tsukune is a Japanese chicken meatball which is basted in a sweet and salty glaze. The make a great appetizer or snack. These Japanese Grilled Chicken Meatballs are broiled and not actually grilled. They are easy to make and easy to eat!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Pork Ramen

Upgrade your ramen noodles and throw out those seasoning packets, which have enough sodium to make you dry up like a prune. The FDA recommends the average American consumes no more than 2,300 mg of salt per day. A package of Top Ramen’s noodles contains more than half of this. Ramen is the ultimate Japanese comfort food, and it's nowhere near as hard to make as you might think. Try these Pork Ramen noodles at home.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Grilled Chicken and Soba Noodles with Miso Vinaigrette

This Grilled Chicken and Soba Noodles with Miso Vinaigrette is from Cooking Light Magazine and is perfect for a warm summer evening. You can make the whole thing ahead of time and eat it chilled with a lovely glass of wine.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Sautéed String Beans with Garlic

These Sautéed String Beans with Garlic are from Din Tai Fung, which is a restaurant originating in Taiwan, specializing in xiaolongbao (steamed dumplings). They have branches in Japan, the US, South Korea, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, and Thailand. It was named one of the top ten restaurants in the world by The New York Times on January 17, 1993. Everything they serve is amazing. The string beans are like no other, crispy, yet tender and silky.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Japanese Beef Marinade

This easy Japanese Beef Marinade uses miso paste, which is made from soy, barley and rice, and has a strong, savory umami taste. I always have miso paste in my refrigerator.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Yields: 6 - 8 Servings

Soy Glazed Yams

These Soy Glazed Yams, a very simple Japanese side dish, which is nutritious and delicious!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yields: 4 Servings