I follow a couple of food blogs myself, 'cause you never know where inspiration will come from, or when it'll strike. Jane Rangiwahia, a family connection, writes 'Reka Food' and has some amazing meals on there. Usually very straight forward ones too, which is key on a weeknight. Yesterday morning I saw her idea for a teriyaki chicken with miso mash and thought, yep, that's us sorted for tonight.
The teriyaki chicken was excellent, I really enjoyed it and will be making it again. And again, and again. The miso mash was nice, but to be honest I think next time I'll just have kumara, or potato/pumpkin mash unadulterated by the miso. I added some miso into the teriyaki marinade too, so perhaps it was just a bit of overkill?
Follow the link to Jane's Reka Food for the teriyaki marinade - I added a couple of teaspoons of miso paste, and a chopped spring onion from our garden. Also, I swapped chia seeds for the cornstarch, and it worked well. Didn't really get thick, but coated the chicken well and got nicely sticky in the oven. Also, I added the sesame seeds about ten minutes before I removed the chicken from the oven, so they were lightly toasted. Enjoy!!