Saturday, October 20, 2012
The fifth taste discovered
Taste #5 Umami Paste....$4.99 / 2.46 oz tube
Compare to $6 from Dean & Deluca
In stock at Forsyth
What is Umami? "Umami is the scientifically proven fifth taste and literally means "savory deliciousness" in Japanese. Umami receptors sit on the tongue alongside those for sweet, sour, bitter and salty. Is is the flavour that floods the intensely savory foods that make you go "mmmmm..." and the ultimate in food phermones. Think of caramelised bits of roast stuck to the bottom of the roasting tin, that salty anchovy that melts into the tomato in a sauce or on a pizza, the irresistible creamy combination of pancetta and Parmesan cheese in Carbonara.
Taste #5 Umami Paste is a combination of everyday Mediterranean ingredients packed with natural umami, ripe tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, Porcini mushrooms, salted anchovies, black olives, and balsamic vinegar.
Condiment: spread on crostini, panini, bruschetta, canapes, croutons,burgers and sandwiches. Drop into dips, dressings, mayonnaise. Add to marinades, meat loaf and burger mixes. Delicious with cheese, cold meats and eggs. Seasoning: rub into raw meat, steak, chops, ribs, poultry, roasts, fish, shellfish, tofu, or vegetable before cooking.....on on and on...soups, pastas, pizza, risottos, salsas, sauces, gravies...
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