Exploring the Umami Wonder: Hikari Miso from Nagano, Japan
If you love wild seafood, Japanese flavors, beautiful products arriving at your doorstep or creating luxury dining experiences at home, we’ve got exciting news for you!
We are thrilled to share our newest product, Miso Marinated Wild Sablefish (Black Cod), featuring fresh, authentic Hikari Miso from Japan. This miso marinade is handcrafted to perfection, ensuring that every bite of your sablefish is as delicious as if you were eating it in a five star restaurant.
In this blog post, we'll dive deep into the world of Hikari Miso, how it has become a world-class phenomenon, and why it's the perfect complement to our premium wild sablefish.
A Legacy of Umami Excellence
Hikari Miso, hails from the picturesque Nagano region in Japan. For four generations, Hikari Miso craftsmen have been mindful stewards of the earth, passionately working with nature and the Japanese spirit to create their distinctive miso. For over a century, this artisanal miso producer has been crafting miso pastes of unparalleled quality, maintaining traditional techniques while embracing modern innovations.
Miso: The Heart of Japanese Cuisine
Miso is more than just a condiment; it's a cornerstone of Japanese cuisine. For over 1,300 years, the Japanese people have cultivated this indispensable seasoning for its robust flavor and nutritious properties. This fermented soybean paste is prized for its robust, savory, and complex flavor profile, known as "umami." Hikari Miso's commitment to preserving the authentic umami taste in their products has made them a revered name in the culinary world.
The Hikari Difference
What sets Hikari Miso apart is their dedication to using only the finest ingredients and meticulous fermentation processes. Nagano's pristine water, locally sourced non-GMO soybeans, and sea salt are combined with traditional craftsmanship to create miso pastes that are rich, full-bodied, and packed with umami goodness.
The Perfect Pairing: Wild Sablefish and Hikari Miso
Wild Sablefish, also known as Butterfish and Black Cod, is one of the most desirable seafood species in the world. It is a sweet white fish with a velvety texture and flaky flesh. Popular for being served in high-end restaurants, sablefish feels luxurious to eat while providing a host of nutrients, especially omega-3 fatty acids.
Our sablefish is sustainably caught in the icy waters off the coast of Washington, Oregon and Alaska, using sustainable fishing methods for a low environmental impact. The seafood is quickly processed and blast frozen to capture the sablefish's natural ocean-fresh flavor for you to enjoy.
Here's why this pairing is destined for culinary greatness:
- Umami Harmony
The velvety, buttery texture of wild sablefish is the ideal canvas for Hikari Miso's umami paste. When marinated together, they create a harmonious flavor profile that's both delicate and powerful.
- Sustainable Sensibility
Just like our commitment to sustainable seafood practices, Hikari Miso shares a dedication to environmental responsibility. By choosing our Hikari Miso-marinated sablefish, you're supporting not just a delicious dish but a sustainable and ethical culinary choice.
- Culinary Versatility
The versatility of Hikari Miso-marinated sablefish knows no bounds. Grill it, bake it, or broil it for a gourmet experience that's easy to achieve in your own kitchen!
How to Enjoy Premier Catch Hikari Miso Marinated Sablefish
We recommend just letting the flavors shine. Simply cook our miso marinated sablefish according to the package and pair with your favorite sides: rice, noodles, stir fry, veggies or in a miso soup.