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Unlock Culinary Excellence with Umami Seasoning

Umami seasoning is a culinary sensation that has been gaining popularity in recent years for its ability to enhance the savory and rich flavors in a wide range of dishes. Umami, often referred to as the fifth taste, alongside sweet, sour, bitter, and salty, is characterized by its deep, meaty, and satisfying flavor profile. Umami seasoning is designed to intensify this taste, elevating the overall taste experience of a dish. It typically contains ingredients like dried mushrooms, kombu, soy sauce, and sometimes even dried fish, all of which contribute to its robust umami flavor.

One of the key advantages of umami seasoning is its versatility in the kitchen. It can be used as a seasoning for various cuisines, from Asian stir-fries to Italian pasta dishes and American grilled meats. Umami seasoning can be sprinkled on foods both before and after cooking, making it a versatile addition to any cook's pantry. It adds depth and complexity to vegetarian and vegan dishes, making it an essential component for those looking to enhance the flavors of plant-based meals.

Umami seasoning also aligns well with contemporary culinary trends, as it offers an opportunity to reduce the reliance on salt while still imparting a satisfying taste. This makes it a healthier option for those looking to cut down on sodium intake without sacrificing flavor. Umami seasoning has become a must-have ingredient for many home cooks and chefs alike, unlocking a world of savoury possibilities in the kitchen and enriching the taste of a wide array of culinary creations.

Check Out Our Creamy Umami Chicken And Mushrooms Recipe Below!


800g chicken thighs, with skin(trimmed of excess fat)

1 small brown onion, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, crushed

50ml dry white wine

3 tsp Umami Seasoning

150g chanterelle mushrooms(or mushrooms of choice, sliced)

200ml chicken stock

100ml cream

chopped parsley, to serve


  1. Use half the umami seasoning to coat the chicken thighs.
  2. In a casserole or heavy, deep frying pan, cook chicken, skin down on medium heat for 7-10 minutes until skin has rendered (released fat). 
  3. Turn and cook for 2 minutes on the non-skin side, then set aside.
  4. Pour out half the oil from the pan, then cook onions on low heat until soft.  Add garlic and umami seasoning for 2 minutes.
  5. Add wine and stir until the alcohol has evaporated and it’s reduced by just over half.  
  6. Add mushrooms to sauté for 3-4 minutes, before adding stock and bringing to a simmer.
  7. Return chicken to the pan, skin-side up and cover with a lid. 
  8. Cook on low heat until tender, about 20 minutes.
  9. Stir through cream 5 minutes before serving, taste for seasoning, and top with some freshly chopped parsley.

Umami taste can improve food flavor and consumption, improve the nutrition intake of the elderly and patients, protect against duodenal cancer, reduce ingestion of sodium chloride, decrease consumption of fat, and improve oral functions.

Tips & Tricks

Embrace the umami journey by incorporating Granville Island Co. Umami Seasoning into your culinary creations. Whether you're seasoning grilled meats, roasted vegetables, or stir-fries, this seasoning effortlessly enhances its flavors, providing a delectable umami taste sensation. When it comes to sushi, a sprinkle of Umami Seasoning elevates the inherent umami taste of the delicate fish and rice, transforming your sushi experience into a sublime delight.

In conclusion, Umami seasoning holds significant importance in our kitchens due to its ability to enhance flavors, its versatility across cuisines, and its role in promoting healthier cooking. This fifth taste, characterized by its savory and satisfying qualities, elevates dishes by adding depth and complexity. It reduces the reliance on sodium, making it a healthier option, and encourages culinary innovation, allowing for creative experimentation in the kitchen. Umami seasoning transforms ordinary meals into extraordinary culinary experiences, enriching our palates and expanding culinary possibilities.
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