Umami Taste Potatoes with Shiitake Powder and Lots of Cilantro

This recipe is vegan and gluten-free! Pairing with cilantro is an unusual combination! These Umami taste potatoes have a fluffy texture and sweet, buttery taste. The kabocha seeds add sweetness, so do not omit them. (Crushed cashew nuts can be substituted.) If you don’t like cilantro, feel free to substitute rosemary or leave herbs out entirely. Zen monks found Forest-grown Shiitake is the best Umami enhancer for Vegan Cuisine more than 1000-years ago in Japan. The drying and rehydrating process of Shiitake produces "Guanylate," a natural Umami energizer. Guanylate amplifies the Umami taste of all foods. Unlike Dried Porcini, Shiitake can enhance the Umami taste of your cooking without adding a mushroom flavor. Tips and tricks: Adding a little water to Shiitake powder and waiting 10 minutes before using, maximizes 3x the Umami Flavor! One dry Tbsp equals one pre-soaked tsp, the same Umami boosting power. The drying and rehydrating process of Shiitake produces "Guanylate," a natural Umami energizer. Guanylate amplifies the Umami taste of all foods. Forest-grown Japanese Shiitake Powder 40g, Natural Umami Booster "Exploring Umami Using Shiitake Powder," Virtual Product Tasting on Sep 22 at Specialty Food LIVE! 2020 Our presentation: youtu.be/__vQxdQmKnY

Ingredients (2 people) (35min)

  • 1 Tbsp grated dried Shiitake (Shiitake powder)
  • 4 potatoes
  • 2 bunches cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp kabocha seeds (or cashew nuts)
  • 1 scant tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • to taste Black pepper

Steps

1

Grate the dried Shiitake on a grater.
2

Cut the cilantro into about 2 cm lengths. Mince the garlic.
3

Cut the potatoes into wedges, wrap in plastic, and microwave 6oow for 4 minutes.
4

Add oil to a frying pan and saute the garlic until fragrant.
5

Add the potatoes, Shiitake powder, kabocha seeds, and salt to the pan and saute on medium heat.
6

When the potatoes get crispy, add the stem pieces of the cilantro and saute briefly. *Taste at this point and add more salt if needed.
7

Add the leaves of the cilantro last and briefly saute, mixing everything together.
8

Plate and top with black pepper to taste.

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