This is a pleasantly nutty pate which is given a very rich flavor by the addition of Miso.
- 150g dried soy beans, soaked in water overnight
- 2 limes, sliced in half
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 50g fresh coriander
- 4 tsp dark miso
- 4 tbsp hot water
- Place the soy beans in a pan and cover with cold water.
- Bring to the boil and then simmer for 3 hours. If you're lucky enough to be using fresh soy beans then just boil for 5 minutes.
- Strain the soy beans, but keep some of the liquid they were cooked in for the hot water.
- Add the beans to a blender. Squeeze the juice of the limes and then grate the zest off the outside of the limes into the blender.
- Add the soy sauce, coriander, dark miso and the water.
- Blend until reasonably smooth. If the pate is too thick and just sticks to the wall of the blender then add a bit more of the water you cooked the soy beans in.
- Place the blended mixture into a bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
- Serve with dry biscuits, such as crackers or water biscuits.
Serves 4 as a starter.