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Saltimbocca arrangement

  • Umami-rich Recipes with Beef

Saltimbocca is an Italian word that means “fly into one’s mouth or to be cooked in a short time”.  We use beef here instead of veal. Please enjoy the synergy from cooked cured ham and beef.

 Ingredients( for 2 persons )

  • 4 thin-sliced beef
  • 4 slices cured ham
  • 8 sage leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • flour
  • olive oil
  • butter
  • 2 tbsp white wine
  • 3 tbsp demi-glace sauce


  • 1. Make layers of the beef, sage leaf and cured ham and sprinkle salt and pepper. Wrap the layer with cellophane. Flatten it out with a pestle. Unwrap and sprinkle it with flour.
  • 2. Heat the olive oil and butter in a frying pan and add 1 till the beef turns golden brown. Arrange on a plate.
  • 3. Pour white wine into the pan and add demi-glace sauce and butter. Mix them well and season with salt and pepper. Put it over the beef.

Umami Score of Main Ingredients in the Recipe



Inosinate :


Cured ham

Glutamate :

調理時間 15分

  • Cooking time : 15 minutes
  • Calorific Value : 580 kcal

Beef is rich in inosinate and cured ham is rich in glutamate and so forth. Pairing of these two ingredients provides umami synergy and makes dish tasty.



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