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Miso Sauce Spaghetti

Miso Sauce Spaghetti

It looks like regular meat sauce, but when you taste it you're in for a surprise - it's gochujang and miso sauce!

Ingredients: 2 to 3 servings

Ground pork
100 g
The white part of a Japanese leek
1/2
Onion
1/2 (100 g)
Garlic
1 clove
Ginger
1 piece
Red wine (or sake or white wine)
2 tablespoons
● Miso
1 tablespoon (see hints)
◆ Gochujang
1 teaspoon
● Soy sauce
1 teaspoon
● Japanese Worcestershire-style sauce
1 teaspoon
● Water
3 tablespoons
Olive oil (or vegetable oil)
A small amount
Sesame oil
A small amount
Pepper
A small amount
Pasta
2 to 3 portions
Grated cheese (optional)
A small amount
Shichimi spice (optional)
A small amount

Steps

1. Chop up the onion and garlic finely. Cut the white part of a leek into thin rounds. Grate the ginger. Mix the ● ingredients together.
2. Put the olive oil, garlic, onion and leek into a frying pan and stir fry patiently over low heat.
3. When the onion and leek have become soft and translucent, add the ground pork and ginger and stir-fry.
4. When the meat is cooked through, add the wine.
5. Add the ● ingredients and simmer down until there's just a little sauce left in the pan. Drizzle in some sesame oil to finish. Add black pepper.
6. Serve the meat-miso sauce over al dente pasta. Top with grated cheese and/or shichimi spice to taste.

Story Behind this Recipe

I made this on a whim and it was delicious, so I experimented a bit more and came up with this recipe.