Lleechef: The flavor crystals are much better utilized to enhance flavor, when not added to commercial made Bases, since it often clashes with Salt that is often a major ingredient in these products. Try buying any brand of MSG, especially from a Asian store since the price is generall less the $1.90 per pound. Reduce any stock you make until it strong flavored with no salt added. Season to taste with MSG, trying by applying a little at a time. Cool down and place in cubes to freeze or keep under refrigeration for preperation of sauces, gravy and soups. You’ll probably get a raise, plus reduce food costs. Irwin
I recently heard about and tried with great success a new use for msg. When using a cast iron skillet to cook steak, sprinkle msg in the pan after it comes to temperature. The steak will not stick to the pan and no oil is needed for the searing process.
well, redtressed, you just come on up here from West By God Virginia and see what REAL country is like. I came here on vacation and quit my job in Boston, left behind a $35,000 bonus…….there’s quite nothing like finding one of the most beautiful places on the planet….and then deciding to live there. NO regrets on my part!! After all, living well is the best revenge……..you can be sure.
yup it sho’ nuff is. In fact we just had the Mason Dixon Festival here a couple of weeks ago. I could tell from the moment I saw you mention Giant Eagle, that you had to be somewhere near me at one time.[;)] Alaska is one of my, "when I gotta move, that’s where I wanna go" selections so I may enjoy your kitchen yet:D
BTW, to get back onto the subject of MSG, those of us in the restaurant biz affectionately refer to this substance as "flavor crystals" because somehow it DOES enhance the flavor of a soup, without adding any salty flavor. I never purchased pure MSG powder but did prefer the lobster base, clam base and chicken bases that contained it.
I didn’t know Morgantown, WV was south of the Mason Dixon Line! Shucks, I have family there and still consider it the East Coast! But then again, living in Alaska…………everywhere is east. [:0]
Well, I already said the Southern accent doesn’t hurt your ears!
Occasionally, during drive time, I will attempt to listen to a certain nationally syndicated talk-show, but I can only take about 10 minutes because his voice makes my teeth hurt.
Well Mr F is Rick F for making fun of my substituting my L’s for my broken one key. I’m still trying to come up with a very witty pet name for you,give me time[:p]
Natch….but not in that order and would add cooin’, spoonin’, laughin’,parentin’, swoonin’, travelin’,eatin’, and lots of ones not fit for a family oriented site.[:D]
Nothing is so melodical as the lilt of we good folk south of the Mason Dixon Line(I qualify by a hair….I’m 6 miles below)(C’mon Bubbas and Bubbettes, back me up on this one)[;)]
Am I Mr. F? If so, how did I get to be Mr. F?
Is this a list of everything that matters in life?
Alls I knows fer shur is dat de rest’a youse bums tawk funny. Tank gawd fer dat.
To have a Minnesota accent, just start each sentence with "So" and end it with "then". If you want to add a little up-north to your twang, just say "eh" after all the rest.
So, you’re sayin’ that you don’t get allergic reactions from MSG then, eh?
Well, you betcha you can.
The Southern accent does not hurt your ears [:D]
Mr F..(something about calling you that seems so right) you will be insanely jealous when I get my new keyboard that has ones and even nifty character sets that will stun and amaze you….you just wait..exclaimation point(that’s shot too being on the one key)
As far as accents…’round these them here parts, it’s kind of a southern y’all combined with a Pittsburgian you’uns, tempered with a few mountain tendencies(i.e. as an English major in college, the faculty did not beat the dropping of g’s on words out of me.(drippin’s, runnin’, lovin’, sleepin’, cookin’ etc)
What’s the difference between a Southern ACCENT and a New York ACCENT?
The l I will! [:D]
I would add garlic powder to that list of secret FDA controlled substances. Although I usually use fresh, I like powdered for various things and it is a fortune in the grocery store. But I go to ethnic markets and find it in larger quantities for ridiculously low prices.
Chalk it up to the rip off supermarket culture in this country.
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