This is part of the “Art of Ramen” series.
Sapporo-Style Spicy Miso Flavoring for Ramen Soup
- 1 medium-sized onion peeled
- 2 large garlic cloves peeled
- 1 tablespoon lard*
- 2 tablespoons raiyu spicy Chinese oil
- ½ cup red miso
- ½ cup white miso
- ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- Mash the onion and garlic together. Melt the lard in a frying pan and add the raiyu. Put in the onion/garlic mixture and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. In a small bowl, combine the misos, soy sauce and sesame oil. Add to the frying pan and cook over medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened and bubbly. Set aside to cool. If refrigerated, it will keep for a few days.
- *Lard may be replaced by oil in all the recipes, but, the flavor will change.
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