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
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