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In reply to an earlier post on 3 Dec 2013 08:49:53 GMT
What they sell here as "umami flavouring", Pix, is MSG (monosodium glutamate). Not something I'm eager to add to my food.

Posted on 3 Dec 2013 09:54:52 GMT
pixie says:
Taste No. 5 Umami Paste 70 g (Pack of 4)

This is what they have here Ori...I agree the chinese supermarket sells big tubs of MSG...I know it occurs naturally in some foods but I don't fancy using more!

Posted on 3 Dec 2013 11:26:47 GMT
Hmm, we've been using the Laura Santtini book, not because it is 'Easy' or 'Italian', but because of the way she develops the 'Tasty' Umami flavours.
It was not an immediate hit with us because many of the recipes are pretentious and expensive. But the techniques are very sound and work.

Posted on 3 Dec 2013 13:52:24 GMT
Here's the ingredient list for that: Tomato Puree, Garlic, Anchovy Paste (Anchovies, Salt, Sunflower Oil), Black Olive, Balsamic Vinegar, Porcini Mushrooms, Parmesan Cheese, Olive Oil, Vinegar, Sugar, Salt, Citric Acid

So...lemon juice, anchovy past, olive, mushroom, etc...even at a pack of 4 x 70 g, that's not quite 300 g, and at 12 pounds...pricey.
A dash of Worcester sauce and a dollop of tomato puree would probably be cheaper. JMHO.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Dec 2013 20:06:43 GMT
Depends how you cook it. Cover in soy. Hottest oven. Baste regularly. For belly pork that is.

Or reduce soy to sticky. Brush over crackling with 10 mins or so to go.

Quality pork always gives good crackling.
Salt for 30 mins. Then slowly pour over a kettle of boiling water. Baste in soy plus whatever else you fancy - amontillado is good.

Oloroso sherry makes a delicious addition to the gravy.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Dec 2013 20:08:01 GMT
Last edited by the author on 3 Dec 2013 20:10:46 GMT
? Umami is the name of the taste; like sweet, sour, salt

Edit: I read your later post. The umami is present in foods e.g. Soy sauce, anchovies, seaweed to name a few.
No powders or additives required - just a choice of ingredients.
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