01/04/2013 12:51 pm ET Updated Mar 05, 2013

7 Ways To Use Miso

We've got lots of New Year's resolutions over at Food52, and trying new ingredients is one of them. Enter: the soft, spoon-able, umami-rich miso paste. From salmon to roast chicken, salad dressings to caramel, we're a fan of using a dollop in just about every dish that passes through our kitchen. Pick up a jar for the new year -- we can guarantee you'll put it to good use.

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