Japan is my favourite country in the World and I get to visit there once in a while, and have fallen in love with its flavours. Chicken or beef cooked in miso is just divine I think. Im not a huge meat eater, and very much view it as a bit like a nutritional supplement, to give my diet a boost throughout the month. Yuzu is a Japanese citrus fruit, and some supermarkets like waitrose are now selling its juice in small bottles. Dont worry if you can find it, the juice of half a lime will suffice.

Whats good?

Beef – rich in haem iron, zinc, and protein.

Miso – multiple B vitamins, and macro minerals such as calcium

Yuzu/Lime – both rich sources of vitamin C


  • Saute the onion and garlic in a little olive oil, along with a small pinch of salt, until the onion is soft.
  • Add the beef and stir fry until the beef is almost completely cooked throughout.
  • Add the miso paste, sesame oil, and mirin, along with the cavolo nero, and stir fry for a couple of minutes, just long enough for the greens to wilt a little.
  • Add the yuzu juice of lime juice before serving.

Serves 2

1 clove of garlic – finely chopped
Half a red onion – chopped into thick slices
3-4 leaves of cavolo nero – thinly sliced
600g diced beef
Half a tablespoon of brown rice miso paste
2 teaspoons of toasted sesame oil
2 teaspoons of mirin (Japanese rice vinegar)
3 teaspoons of yuzu or juice of half a lime

Dale Says....

This works great with chicken, or even tempeh

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