Smart Recipes with Umami

Steamed Sea Bream and Shimeji Mushrooms

  • Recipes with Umami Ingredients

Wrapping a sea bream and shimeji mushrooms with foil and steaming them keeps their umami.The aroma that comes when you open up the wraps is also excellent. Enjoy it with lemon while it is warm.

 Ingredients( for 2 persons )

  • 1 pack of shimeji mushroom
  • 2 slices sea bream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • lemon


  • 1. Cut stem of the shimeji and separate into smaller pieces. Lightly sprinkle salt and pepper (not mentioned in the ingredients).
  • 2. Place each sea bream on aluminum foil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
    Place 1/2 of the shimeji mushrooms on each piece of foil. Wrap them up in the foil.
  • 3. Put 2 in a frying pan and pour a little water (not listed in the ingredients list) into the pan. Cover the pan with a lid and steam until the sea bream is cooked. Arrange on a plate and add lemon as a garnish.

Umami Score of Main Ingredients in the Recipe


Shimeji mushroom

Glutamate :


Sea bream

Inosinate :

調理時間 15分

  • Cooking time : 15 minutes
  • Calorific Value : 200 kcal

Shimeji mushroom is rich in glutamate, sea bream is rich in inosinate and so forth. Pairing of these two ingredients provides umami synergy and makes dish tasty.


浜内 千波(はまうち ちなみ)
©Shigeki Aoto(Kodansha Ltd.)

Chinami Hamauchi

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With the hope of “Delivering proper home cooking to everyone”, she started a cooking class. Her motto is “Cooking should be much more enjoyable.” She is an active participant on TV programs, cooking clips, lectures, magazines, writing cooking books, and various cooking classes. Her imagination and uniqueness have a high reputation. One of her cooking books is “Everyday Recipes with Vinegar” (Kaji Publications)