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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cooking with Umami


I wrote about Umami before http://lolalobato.blogspot.com/2010/06/unami.html but at that time it was not available yet in USA. Now I finally bought one at Dean & Deluca in NY City.   


I cooked the salmon packets http://lolalobato.blogspot.com/2011/02/cajitas-de-filo-rellenas-de-salmon-con.html but this time adding taste number 5.


I seasoned the salmon with salt, pepper, crushed garlic, grated ginger, lemon peel and Umami paste.


I  wrapped the salmon filets on phyllo dough and sealed them with olive oil.


I baked them brushing olive oil on top until they got golden brown, I accompanied the salmon packets with a tomato chutney and served it with esparragos, french lentils and couscous.


It does enhance the flavor slightly, just as similar as Worcestershire sauce would do, next time I will add more Umami to the salmon packets to really feel the difference and I will continue to experiment with the taste # 5. Have you tried it yet?

Umami is the scientifically proven fifth taste, It's the flavor that makes you mmmmm...... 

9 comments:

decocinasytacones said...

Hmmm, ¡qué interesante Lola!, no conocía esta pasta. Thanks for sharing

Lola Lobato said...

Hola Marialuisa, anteriormente hize un post sobre Unami el quinto sabor ahí lo explico todo, en Inglaterra lo empezaron vendiendo en Selfridges. un abrazo http://lolalobato.blogspot.com/2010/06/unami.html

Ann said...

That looks absolutely AMAZING! I am allergic to salmon - but I love it.

Due to my allergies - I make my own Worcestershire Sauce. You want to talk about Umami!!

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Manu said...

This is so interesting Lola! I have never tried umami! I have to see if I can find it around here! That salmon looks divine!

Eating Deliciously said...

I have never tried umami but this looks great! I don't care for salmon but maybe this would work with chicken?

Malli said...

What a grand feast you cooked up!!
The salmon bundles sound delicious:)

lisa is cooking said...

This is the first I've heard of it. I wonder how it's made. Your salmon in phyllo sounds delicious!

Eye Exam The Woodlands said...

I love salmon. That looks great!

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