Using koji and koji-based seasonings adds depth and richness to all foods. Here are several recipes to introduce you to cooking with shio-koji, ama-koji and amazaké.
Golden Ratio of Shio-koji
To bring out the best flavor in foods 1:10 shio-koji weight: total ingredient weight
100 gms ingredients, use 10 gms (1 ½ tsps) of shio-koji
1 lb ingredients, use 2 ½ tablespoons shio-koji
½ lb ingredients, use 4 teaspoons shio-koji
Use shio-koji instead of salt in any recipe. For each teaspoon of salt that is called for,
use 2 teaspoons of shio-koji.
1 generous tablespoon shio-koji = 20 gm
1 generous teaspoon shio-koji= 7 gm