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My husband’s friend from Japan came visit us this month and he stayed for two weeks. He is professor at a university in Kyoto, a Buddhist scholar, a wise man, and a great cook!

Of course I took advantage of his Japanese cooking skills. 😉

He cooked several dishes for us, like cold noodles, udon noodle soup, and some vegetable dishes. One of the Japanese dishes that he cooked while staying with us is zucchini with sweet onion flavored with miso paste. It is delicious!

I harvested some zucchinis a couple days before and they were just sitting on my basket. He saw it and just started cooking it with miso paste that he brought from Japan. You only need 4 ingredients. Easy and fast! Just like that, and we have a dish ready! We had it as a side dish for cold noodle dish that he made for us.

Ah… the joy of eating yummy foods cooked by your friend ~ Mmmphh!

 

MISO GLAZED ZUCCHINI RECIPE

Serves 2

 

 2 TABLESPOONS SESAME OIL

2 – 2 1/2 TABLESPOONS MISO PASTE

¼ CUP WATER

4 CUPS ZUCCHINI, CUT ½” x 2”

1 1/2 CUPS SWEET ONION, SLICE ¼”

 

METHOD

Mixed the miso paste with the water, set aside.

Heat up sesame oil in a cast iron wok, skillet, or non-stick pan over medium high heat.

Add the zucchini, stir for 3 – 5 minutes until the zucchini is fully cooked but not too soft.

Then add the onion and the miso. Stir for another minute.

Turn of the heat. Enjoy hot or cold.

If you like your onion to be softer, then add another minute while keep stirring.

It is your food, your kitchen, and your experience. Be free!