Taste #5 Umami Paste Laura Santini 3 pk 2.46 oz tubes
- Can be used as a spread or rub on meat or poultry before cooking
- With flavors of tomato based with olives, vinegar, mushrooms, cheese and spices
- A natural food enhancer
- Made In Italy
- By Laura Santtini
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your finger on. The package has a website where you can go and see a video of different ideas about using the product. Recipes at: [...]
Be brave, try it you will like it. Just don't use it as ketchup.
By the way I went to the website and umami paste does not contain MSG as one
reviewer stated. That's a good thing.
Back again......Didn't realize it had an expiration date! I received my last three
tube shipment in January and I am on its last legs. I am still here and happily using it after the date. Do you think the ancient romans worried about e4xpiration
dates as all of the above ingredients occured in their cooking. I just ordered the far east
umami and can't wait to give it a trial run with all my stir fries etc. that do not
live up to my liking and I hope this will do the trick.
also verrrry good with scrambled eggs- just a 1/2 teaspoon mixed in with the eggs as you scramble them.
good for soup also - great in a plain tomato soup- just a dab in your bowl, stir it in and smargk!
it adds a little dimension of flavor, you can't taste the component parts (mushrooms, vinegar, tomatoes, etc) when mixed in with your food - but you will notice that the flavors seem deeper when you use it.
For those of you worried about MSG in the paste - the ingredients are all pretty basic - parmesan, anchovies, olives, mushrooms... I am pretty sensitive to MSG (I first get really thirsty, then hot, then my mind starts racing and I can't sleep and finally I get a headache). I have never had any problems after using this. The product website says there is NO MSG in it in big letters and I am inclined to believe them since it doesn't bother me.Read more ›
Its a very unique (in a good way) taste. A slight undertone of olives, kind of earthy, a bit salty, a subtle tomato-y taste...all wrapped into one.
At first, I was a little intimidated to put it into a dish, but I just started to experiment. I have added it to finished rice, stir fry, risotto, homemade soups and pasta sauces.
WHen you taste it directly from the tube, it has a distinctive taste, but when its added to a dish, you don't notice that exact taste. Instead, it seems to simply "enhance" the flavors that are already in your prepared dish.
Not sure if I'm explaining this very well, but it does add a subtle "brightness" to your dishes. I'm really happy with it and I look forward to finding new ways to utilize it.
A little really does go a long way, so don't let the price + shipping scare you off.
Don't buy this thinking it will change the way you cook, or immediately improve any recipe.... it won't. But if you use it properly (and heavily) in appropriate dishes, it will certainly add a depth and richness that was lacking before. Add it to tomato sauce, chili, bean soups, braised beef dishes, pot roast, etc, etc, etc....
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great stuff as an addition to any dish. A little goes a long way for taste!Published 18 months ago by Joe V.
I read about this item years ago from one of my many cook magazines. I was glad I got it. Recently purchased again. Gave one to a friend and her family loved it. Read morePublished on August 7, 2014 by krysha
Did not care for this. Had too many flavors going on, but used it in soups mostly so it didn't adversely affect the flavor. I don't think it really helped it either, though.Published on August 3, 2014 by Marianne Z.
This is a flavored tomato paste. I'm still experimenting with it but so far I haven't found any
uses for this that just blow me away. Read more
While I love the product, as I've had it before, though online it said that 7 were left to order, and my order was accepted, the box it was supposed to be included in did NOT... Read morePublished on April 27, 2014 by Μιχαελ
Had ordered this product previously and loved it. This order did not come as described (1 package vs 3); and the one package was very damaged.Published on April 9, 2014 by L. Marshall
I had purchased this product after reading up on one of the BBQ sites, and wanted to try this fifth taste. The product enhances many foods, so its not limited to the grill. Read morePublished on February 15, 2014 by Jack Schmeisser
I have tried the various Laura Santini recipes and products including the Umami paste and have given a deserved 5 star because everything has come out fast & delicious. Read morePublished on February 12, 2014 by Budd Margolis