Smart Recipes with Umami

Pot- au feu of Dried Shiitake Mushroom and meatballs

  • Umami-rich Recipes with Pork

The soup of shiitake mushroom and meatballs of chicken blend in the mouth and become very delicious.It is a heartwarming dish.

 Ingredients( for 2 persons )

  • 4dried shiitake mushroom
  • 5cm carrot
  • 1 potato
  • 4 string beans
  • 100g minced pork
  • 1 tbsp water
    which you soaked the shitake in.
  • 1 tbsp chopped onion
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 chicken consomme cube
  • 1 laurel leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 1. Place the dried shiitake mushroom in a bowl with water and leave to soak.
  • 2. Cut the carrots and potatoes into quarters. Cut the string beans into halves.
  • 3. Put the minced pork, the water from the dried shiitake mushroom, the chopped onions, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix well. Divide them into four and shape like a ball.
  • 4. In a pan, put the dried shiitake mushrooms, carrots, potatoes, water, chicken consomme cube and laurel leaf. Heat it at medium heat. When it reaches a boil, lower the heat and cook for about 15 minutes.
  • 5. Add 3 and string beans. Cook for about 5 minutes until the meatball is cooked through.

Umami Score of Main Ingredients in the Recipe



Inosinate :


Dried shiitake mushrooms

Glutamate :

Guanylate :

調理時間 30分 エネルギー

  • Cooking time : 30 minutes
  • Calorific Value : 210 kcal

Pork is rich in inosinate, dried shiitake mushroom is rich in glutamate and guanylate. Pairing of these two ingredients provides umami synergy and makes dish tasty.



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