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|The Essential Ingredient Yuzu Salt
The Essential Ingredient Yuzu Salt has a subtle floral citrus aroma and flavour, bringing a taste of this sour Japanese citrus fruit into your dishes. Yuzu tastes like a cross between lemon, mandarin and grapefruit, and yuzu salt goes well with chicken, fish, seafood and vegetable dishes. This zesty salt can also be used to rim Margarita glasses for a Japanese twist on a classic cocktail.
|The Essential Ingredient Freeze Dried Soy Crumbs
The soy sauce used to make The Essential Ingredient Freeze Dried Soy Crumbs is aged for 3 years before being dried, resulting in concentrated and intense soy flavour and a dark brown crumb. It gives a hit of pure umami and is perfect for finishing savoury and sweet dishes.
Meru Miso is a unique miso product that is fresh, naturally fermented, unpasteurised and not stabilised with alcohol. Made in small batches using a traditional Japanese method, it has a genuine and authentic miso flavour. It can be used in all miso recipe applications, such as adding it to hot water to make an instant miso soup, adding it to butter to create miso butter, adding it to marinade for meats and vegetables, and much more.
|Tonami Yuzu Kosho
Tonami Yuzu Kosho is a unique savoury Japanese condiment made from fresh green chillies and the rind and juice of the tart Japanese citrus fruit yuzu. To create this product, salt is added to chillies and yuzu, and the paste is then fermented, which transforms it into a vibrant, hot and umami-rich condiment. Try it as a marinade on prawns, fish, and chicken, or to season ceviche and sashimi, where the flavour adds acid and spice. It can also be used to add punch to broths, soups and noodle dishes or mixed into sour cream or mayonnaise and serve with fried foods.
This Month’s Ingredient
The Essential Ingredient Seaweed
Bursting with umami, seaweed is protein rich and packed full of nutrients – it’s no wonder that it has been used all over the world for thousands of years, most notably as a prominent part of Asian diets. There is immense diversity in flavour and nutritional properties of seaweed, and they come in a multitude of colours, textures, shapes and sizes.
Explore the culinary uses of this intriguing and nutrient dense food with The Essential Ingredient’s range of seaweeds. Once soaked, seaweed can be added to salads, soups, or mixed with cooked pasta. Seaweed can also be used to wrap rice or mixed with butter to create a tasty seaweed butter that’s delicious on bread and sandwiches.
Book a Cooking Class at The Essential Ingredient Prahran
With the end of the year fast approaching and only a few cooking classes left for 2018, book your cooking class now at The Essential Ingredient Prahran. Led by some of Australia’s most highly regarded chefs and cooks, the remaining classes are an inspiring way to finish 2018. Whether you’re interested in cooking over fire; improving your knife skills, wanting to create luscious and delicious vegan desserts; maintaining optimum gut health with food; understanding and preparing fish; or learning the fundamentals of cooking a roast, a class at The Essential Ingredient Prahran will teach you fantastic new skills that you’ll use all through summer and beyond.