I talk about Blue Apron so much and am so lucky to have them as a brand partner as they have REALLY helped me to up my cooking game. The best part of using Blue Apron regularly for me has been learning little tricks (a good rice trick is below!) and upping my game with sauces, glazes, and salad dressings. This salad dressing, for example! Today I am sharing a miso-ginger glaze that I’m absolutely obsessed with. In this case, I put it on chicken (and rice and broccoli) but you can literally put it on everything (I think it would be particularly delicious with striped bass), even vegetables. This is one of those recipes to have in your arsenal. It’s easy, delicious, and will impress anyone you cook for.
But also: Blue Apron is doing a big flash sale this week! This is their best offer, so if you have been thinking about doing it, now is the time!!! Now through 7/6, get 10 free meals and free shipping when you sign up / make the switch to Blue Apron!
The Best Miso-Ginger Glaze
Here is a little recipe for the miso ginger glaze. Be prepared to want to put it on EVERYTHING! I put it on chicken in this case but would also put it on fish, vegetables, pretty much anything.
- 1 oz butter
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 small piece of ginger
- 1 tablespoon sweet white miso paste
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- Peel the ginger and chop it up into tiny pieces – you will want to have about two teaspoons.
- Whisk together the miso paste, vinegar, and honey.
- After cooking your protein (chicken, fish, etc.) leave any brown bits in the pan.
- Add the chopped ginger to the pan. If it’s dry, drizzle in some olive oil.
- Stir for about a minute until the ginger has softened.
- Add the butter and the miso/vinegar/honey mixture.
- Stir constantly, for 1-2 minutes until combined + butter is melted.
- Let it cool, and top off your protein or veggies.
Another thing I have learned from Blue Apron is how to make rice so much more delicious!
I have always made rice before (it’s easy and filling but never felt special or particularly delicious) but you can make it so much better by doing two tiny things.
First, when you are cooking the rice just add 2 chopped cloves of garlic for every 1/2 cup of rice. The garlic infuses into the rice and makes it so much more delicious.
The second trick is to add a tablespoon of sesame oil (for every 1/2 cup). Holy moly: sesame and garlic = SO freaking good!