Category: Unami! The Other Flavor

  • Deep Beef Stew

    Serves 6 Ingredients 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1″ chunks Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup Wondra flour Grapeseed oil as needed 1 large or 2 small white onions, diced large 2 large carrots, sliced in half lengthwide and cut into ½” half-moons 2 turnips, diced medium (same size as potatoes) 2 […]

  • Porcini & Parmesan Farro

    Serves 4 Ingredients 1 cup farro or barley, rinsed and drained 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large shallot, minced 2 oz. dried porcini mushrooms, or other dried mushrooms, such as shitake or morels 1 cup hot water ¼ cup white wine 1 cup mushrooms, vegetable or chicken stock Salt and freshly ground black pepper to […]

  • Tangy Muhammara (Red Pepper & Walnut Dip)

    Ingredients 1 cup walnuts 3 to 4 cloves garlic ¼ cup breadcrumbs 2 red peppers, roasted and pureed 3 tablespoons tomato paste 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses 1 teaspoon lemon juice Salt to taste ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon dried mint (or 1 […]

  • Cucumber & Marmite Tea Sandwiches

    Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients 1 English cucumber 1 jar of Marmite or Vegemite 1 stick of good, unsalted butter (such as Plugra) 1 loaf of Brioche (or any fine-crumb white) bread, thinly sliced & crusts removed Directions Slice the cucumber very thinly on a mandolin. Spread butter onto four slices of the bread. Thinly […]