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......