Mariela Alvarez Toro shares a simple recipe, perfect for a weekend lunch accompanied with a big handful of greens.
By Mariela Alvarez Toro
Miso is delicious. Its perfect match: the humble, sweet pea.
I came to know miso through and article on the NYT by Mark Bittman. Ever since, I have been using it regularly. I like miso because, when mixed to other food, it adds complexity and texture without much fat. Because it miso is fermented, it has a complex flavor profile that can be simultaneously sweet and salty, earthy and fruity. It pairs beautifully with vegetables, especially spring vegetables.
The recipe I am sharing with you today is a simple one, perfect for a weekend lunch accompanied with a big handful of greens. It could also serve as appetizer to a special dinner. The combination of meaty eggplant, which can be either roasted or grilled, goat cheese, and miso & pea puree is sublime. A must try.
Recently graduated with from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. She has recently completed "People in Food-Space", an ethnographic study on the cultural production of taste in space. She has also examined post-soviet food production systems and housing projects in Havana, Cuba. Originally from Puerto Rico, Mariela has been living in the United States for eight years. She has involved herself in both teaching and practice, while writing on food at tastyplan.com. Her goal as a food writer is to cook creatively, using the best ingredients to find new flavor combinations every day.