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Adding "Natural Umami" To Your Sauce........
« on: May 08, 2013, 07:52:58 PM »
Nothing earth shattering but a really good idea hit me an hour ago (I thought so anyway :P) and will give a follow up on what I think of the results. In part many of us do part of this, strain your tomatoes in a fine mesh strainer and reduce the liquid to turn back into the sauce. I have been using dehydrated mushrooms a lot lately for the extra flavor and texture. As I was reducing the strained liquid in the nuclear wave I thought, 'why not use that liquid to rehydrate the mushrooms'? So that's it, they're soaking as I type, not earth shattering but something to give that extra layer of subtle flavor to your sauce. Had to take a break from my exam studying (6 hours today) and just make a pie!! :chef: :pizza:

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Re: Adding "Natural Umami" To Your Sauce........
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2013, 11:02:32 PM »
So, really liked the sauce. Gave a very noticeable depth of flavor but not overbearing. Will be a keeper for sure. Did a new crust too that I'll put on the NY style thread.

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Re: Adding "Natural Umami" To Your Sauce........
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2013, 10:30:46 PM »
Hmmmm... Very interesting. Where are you getting dehydrated mushrooms?

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Re: Adding "Natural Umami" To Your Sauce........
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2013, 11:38:22 PM »
At the Restaurant Depot. They have porcini, shitake and forest blend in 1 lb containers for 17-18 bucks. GREAT price for dried mushrooms and very good. I love the concentrated flavor they have. A little 2 oz pack in the grocery store is about 7-8 bucks or more. Very handy to get them in bulk!

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Re: Adding "Natural Umami" To Your Sauce........
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2013, 08:41:44 AM »
Sono venuto, ho visto, ho mangiato

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Re: Adding "Natural Umami" To Your Sauce........
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2013, 11:04:37 AM »
THANKS, for the link. I will be adding some of these to my own for sure. One I hadn't though of was a bit of fish sauce, just a touch. Maybe tomorrow.

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