Shiitake mushrooms are one of the main ingredients used to create umami in Japanese dishes. Here shiitake’s earthy, savory flavors are seasoned with roasted onions, garlic, mirin, olive oil and pepper to create an umami-rich, versatile paste that can be used as a vegan substitute for anchovy paste.
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Suggested uses: The salty rich flavors make this a great substitute for anchovies/anchovy paste. Try adding it to soups, in garlic pastas, in avocado dips or as a dip for vegetables, in salad dressings or in potato salad, as a spread on baguettes, sandwiches or canapės, or as a seasoning for boiled potatoes, white fish, chicken or pork.
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