The Taste # 5 Umami Collection is the perfect present for the foodie in your life. This trio of products are more precious than gold, frankincense and myrrh, well, at least when it comes to cooking up a storm in the kitchen. They have the power to make good cooks great and great cooks extraordinary, and the angelic gold and silver packaging wouldn’t look out of place on top of the Christmas tree. With all three products retailing at £2.99, they make the perfect stocking filler.
The Original Taste #5 Umami Paste- Adding deliciousness to your gravy
Taste #5 Umami Paste is the savvy cook’s cheat to Christmas dinner success. The recipe below is perfect for adding depth and saves last minute gravy panic.
Recipe for No Fuss Taste #5 Umami Paste™ Gravy
Ingredients: The roasting juices from a roasted bird or joint of meat,
a generous swig of red or white wine and a squeeze of Taste #5 Umami Paste™
Method; For the ultimate flavour-packed gravy, remove the meat from its roasting tray, cover and leave to rest. Place the tray on a lit hob and deglaze the roasting juices from the bottom of the tray with a glass of red or white wine and a healthy squeeze of Taste #5 Umami Paste™. Bubble to reduce until a thick, glossy umami-rich gravy appears.
Taste #5 original can also be smeared on chipolata sausages to give extra oomph and makes an excellent glaze when spread over turkey skin or mixed with butter under the skin.
Taste #5 Umami Paste Far Eastern Vegetarian- The Saviour of Boxing Day
Taste # 5 Far Eastern Vegetarian is the perfect addition to a nut roast and can completely change even the dullest of party canapés, creating tastes which literally explode in the mouth. Mixing a little with your Brussels sprouts and chestnuts also gives an extra twist. Then when Boxing Day arrives and the leftovers look a little lackluster, try a squeeze in a turkey sandwich or stir-fry. Why should Boxing Day be any less delicious?
Taste #5 Umami Dust- Roast potatoes with a difference
Taste #5 Umami Dust adds deliciousness wherever it is needed. Use this savoury sprinkle to transform roast potatoes or spice up stuffing. Mix with Parmesan cheese and coat fluffed up potatoes before roasting Taste # 5 Umami Dust also comes with less Christmas guilt as replacing salt with the dust means dishes lose much of their sodium content but none of their deliciousness.
Taste #5 Umami Paste (original), Taste #5 Umami Paste Eastern Vegetarian and Taste #5 Umami Dust
Availability: Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Tesco