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4 ways with miso for a healthy summer lunch

The sun’s out, the grills are sizzling, and it’s time to add an umami boost to your lunches and barbecues. Explore these four Asian-inspired, irresistible, protein-packed recipes bursting with flavour. The secret ingredient? Miso. This versatile Japanese condiment brings a savoury punch that turns everyday meals into something extraordinary. Whether you’re a busy parent or just looking for a simple way to prepare quick and tasty meals, these dishes offer flavourful, convenient, and restaurant-quality summer lunch options.


miso glazed cod

serves 1 | prep time 1 hr | cook time 30 mins

Add a touch of gourmet flair to your summer lunch with this quick and delicious miso glazed cod. This dish features a succulent cod fillet that is oven-baked to perfection and marinated in a blend of sake, mirin, miso'easy traditional and ginger paste. Accompanied by stir-fried tenderstem broccoli and green beans lightly seasoned with soy sauce and finished with a squeeze of lime. This meal offers a delightful balance of savoury and fresh flavours.

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miso soy tofu steak

serves 2 | prep time 5 minutes | cook time 25 minutes

Spice up your summer lunch with our delicious miso soy tofu steak. Featuring tender tofu baked to perfection in a marinade of light soy sauce, itsu miso'easy traditional, honey, and garlic. Served atop fluffy sushi rice with refreshing cucumbers, tangy kimchi, and garnished with sesame seeds and spring onions. Enjoy this dish with crispy itsu seaweed thins for a satisfying crunchy texture. Deliciously satisfying and easy to prepare it’s the ideal choice for a flavourful summer meal.

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grilled miso pork

serves 2 | prep time 5 mins | cook time 10 mins

Add a touch of summer sizzle to your lunch table with our mouthwatering grilled miso pork, combining juicy pork with vibrant Asian-inspired flavours. Tender pork, marinated with itsu miso'easy traditional, garlic, soy sauce, and mirin, is quickly caramelised to perfection in a hot frying pan. The result? Juicy pork slices with a sweet and savoury glaze that pairs beautifully with fluffy white rice and crisp green beans. On your table in ten minutes and incredibly flavourful, this dish is a perfect choice for a hearty summer lunch.

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miso fish cakes

serves 2|prep time 20 mins | cook time 20 mins

Explore this light summer lunch option with our miso salmon fish cakes, blending tender salmon and a zesty tahini slaw brimming with Asian-inspired seasonal flavours. These golden pan-fried fish cakes are paired with a refreshing slaw of shredded cabbage, grated carrot and apple, dressed in tahini, lemon juice and natural yoghurt. Easy to prepare and teeming with vibrant ingredients, this dish offers a delicious and satisfying meal option that's perfect for busy midweek lunches.

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