Identified as the "Fifth Taste", the Japanese word "umami” directly translates to "savory deliciousness”. This expertly blended seasoning from The Great Cape helps to accentuate all of the deep and incredibly savory flavors of beef, poultry, fish, and even soups & stews. It contains dried porcini mushroom powder, black pepper, spices and herbs.
When you combine umami-rich foods, it's not like 1+1=2 in terms of flavor. When you combine porcini mushrooms with beef, these two umami compounds can produce eight times as much flavor as either one of the compounds alone. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This synergy is part of umami's crave-creating power, and it explains why certain flavors pair so well with beef. Aged cheeses, bacon, barbecue sauce, mushrooms, red wine, sour cream, soy sauce, tomatoes and Worcestershire sauce are among the top flavors to pair with beef, and they are all rich in umami.
At The Great Cape, our Umami Steak Rub is offered in a convenient glass container so you can add a sprinkle onto a variety of meats, but you can also try a little on a pizza!
Available in 50g clear sealed bag. Best kept refrigerated or frozen.