In my opinion, having a box of miso paste is a must-have in the fridge. Miso paste is very versatile. As and when I feel like cooking noodles soup, I add miso paste to the soup and it instantly taste nice. You can also use this paste for marination, like how I am going to show you in this post. Or even use this paste to cook Kang Kong Vegetables if you do not want the usual sambal belachan version since you have young children at home. So, do keep a tub in your fridge. It is quite lasting!
Basically, the Shiro (White) Miso is a milder type as compared to the Aka (Red) Miso. The Aka one is stronger in taste. So its your preference.
Apart from miso, I also have Japanese sauces in my fridge which I love. I use it when I fry salmon, marinate beef or pork slices if I feel like cooking Japanese. Below is actually a Yakitori sauce, but it works well. Basically I am going for the teriyaki, sweet sauce type of taste.
Here's a miso soup with noodles recipe for you if you are interested- Egg Noodles with Chicken Miso Soup
Anyway, below is a recipe that is so simple yet tasty. I am sure everyone can cook this at home.
1) Miso Paste
2) Teriyaki/ Japanese sweet sauce
4) Yellow Onions
5) Dried Parsley or spring onions for garnish
1) Wash and slice the squid. Here's a step-by-step picture guide on how to wash and cut it! Very informative!
2) Then marinate it with miso paste.
3) Slice up the whole onion
4) Throw in the sliced onions into the frying pan with oil
5) While frying the onions, I squeeze in a bit of the Japanese Sauce marinate to let the onions cook faster and make the onions tastier.
6) Then I throw in the squid and toss quickly since squid cooks very fast. Be sure not to overcook it as it can become rubbery. At this juncture, you can also squeeze some Japanese sauce onto it for colour and taste.
7) Taste it and see if you are satisfied before switching off the fire.
8) Finally, garnish with dried parsley or spring onions
You can eat this with a bit of gravy or minimal gravy. It's up to you. Just make sure the taste of the gravy is to your liking before you off the fire.