August 18, 2014—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
There are five basic tastes - sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and umami (ooh-MAH-mee), the last of which translates (roughly) from Japanese to mean savory. Umami can be hard to pin down, yet it is often the finishing touch that completes the dish. A great way to add umami to all kinds of dishes? Trader Joe's Mild Yellow Miso.
Our Miso, made from soybeans, cultured rice, and salt, is the über umami ingredient. As it ferments for 8-10 weeks, it transforms into a rich, concentrated paste - a little Mild Yellow Miso generates a lot of umami! Stir it into sauces and dips, where it acts as both a thickener and a seasoning. It will add depth to pasta dishes and richness to soups. We're so fond of this Miso that we had a little recipe contest to see what miso-riffic stuff other folks were doing with it - check out the winning recipe at traderjoes.com. How will you umami?
We're selling each seven ounce tub of Trader Joe's Mild Yellow Miso for $1.69. It's gluten free, vegan, and kosher certified. You'll find it in our refrigerated case.
Miso Honey Wing Sauce — Get the recipe!