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Miso Mahi Mahi Bento

Posted on October 19, 2011 by Debra


Here’s a familiar bento item: Butter Miso Mahi-Mahi.  We crave butter and love miso, so why not combine the both for the most tantalizing glaze.  It’s mouthwatering.  No lie.

A simple 1:1 ratio of white miso paste and butter mixed with a little splash of mirin.  Smear this on the fish pieces then bake, grill or pan fry.   Easy-peasy!

To compliment the mahi-mahi, I simmered chopped kale in a mild ginger-shoyu marinade. The kale leaves wilt, but the stems maintain a nice crunch!

I’m still obsessed with sprouted brown rice  so you know I was over-joyed to learn that my grocer is now stocking it in bulk!  With that said…this bento features a healthy portion  topped with sliced shiitake mushrooms.

Tomatoes and kaiware sprouts even out the flavors, color and textures.

But anyway, I think this  butter-miso combination has potential for a variety of applications.  Salmon…or how about shellfish?   Tofu!?   I must experiment with this idea.



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  1. sheri says:

    Never tried miso butter sauce~ but it sounds delightful indeed. Do you cook the sprouted brown rice longer? I have a special setting for it on my zo, but when I tried it, it seemed too long to me. I wonder if the regular brown rice setting would be all right.

    • Debra says:

      Thanks Sheri! No I don’t cook it longer, and I do not leave the rice in the “keep warm” setting. It seems to dry out if I leave it.

      I don’t have a special setting for brown rice at all as I have a very old version of a rice cooker. :)

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