One of our secret ingredients to build flavor fast is miso. As an umami base, it helps balance and unify sweet and sour notes in everything from cookies to pasta to chicken—and, case in point, Miso-Glazed Broiled Salmon with honey, soy sauce and mirin. You can also use it in compound butters (on steak), whisked into water for a quick stock, or in salad dressings.

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