Like a good Prince song, this dip’s super smooth, zesty, and just a little sweet (and further evidence that miso paste makes pretty much any recipe better). Try it with your classic dippers, as a base for a grilled fish dish, or as a super savory condiment on a veggie-forward sandwich.Print
- ½ cup smooth peanut (or any nut) butter
- ⅓ cup unsweetened full-fat coconut milk
- 1½ tablespoons white miso paste
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 garlic clove, grated
- 1-inch piece of ginger, grated
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- Zest of 1 lime
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- Kosher salt
- In a medium bowl, whisk together peanut butter, coconut milk, miso paste, fish sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, red pepper, lime zest, and lime juice until smooth and well combined. Season with salt to taste. Serve with chips, bread, and crudités.
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What is umami?
|In the early 20th century, Japanese scientists discovered a new and fifth basic taste named umami. It’s best described as savory, and naturally occurs within cooked meats, seaweed, cheeses, and mushrooms, to name a few. It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly which flavor is umami when eating food, but it has been described as the flavor that lasts the longest. It’s also known to better enhance the flavor of the food. Umami occurs from an amino acid called glutamate within the food. Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is the manufactured version of this flavor, which is said to greatly enhance the naturally occurring umami flavoring.|
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