Tuesday, March 13, 2012

that miso-cured salmon

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It's called Miso zuke, hunks of salmon cured in miso paste. My mother visited Tsukiji Fish Market while she was in Tokyo, and my aunt bought a few different kinds of dried and cured fishes for me to taste. This particular example is fresh salmon, immediately marinated in miso paste. The miso contributes flavour, of course, but also firms out the texture; it also helps to render out some of that fat. Roasted in the oven, its savoury with fabulous texture, showing a lot of sweetness as well. A fascinating way to eat fish.

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