Holy moley it's been a long time since I've posted! It's not that I haven't been cooking, but that my recipes have been getting rather arcane and many not worth recording for posterity. I've posted so many recipes at this point, I really have to reach to come up with something I haven't done before.
Anyhow, here's a really simple marinade, which is great on chicken breasts or thighs. I think it would also be good on a firm fish such as halibut, swordfish, or salmon.
1 lb chicken breast
3 Tbsp. yellow miso (you could probably use red or white instead)
1 Tbsp. mirin
2 tsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. sugar
1-2 Tbsp. grated ginger (a piece the size of a large-ish thumb)
Butterfly the chicken breast and pound slightly so that it is even thickness ~1/2".
Combine the marinade ingredients.
Spread the marinade onto the chicken breast and allow to sit for at least one hour.
Place onto a medium-hot grill, turn after about 7 minutes. Cook another 4-5 minutes on the other side. Allow to rest 2-3 minutes before slicing.
We were fortunate enough to find packaged Sun Noodles "hiyashi chuka" ramen packs at United Noodle. These are served as a cold ramen dish with a vinegar sauce, which I think you could make yourself if you can find the ramen. We served ours with fresh carrots, daikon, and scallions, salted savoy cabbage, leftover sweet corn, and the grilled chicken. It was fantastic!