Sunday, October 30, 2011
Ketchup: I Like It-----Finallyyyy!!!
Meatloaf with kale. And Umami Paste.
Mashed sweet potatoes with 1/2 and 1/2 infused with sage and roasted garlic.
Braised Greens in Hot Chili Peppers.
During dinner, I finally pledged to make myself a meatloaf sandwich--the first in my life--for lunch tomorrow and taste the heaven that is umami (aka I'll will eating my sandwich with a healthy amount of ketchup.)
Because of a few bad demonstrations during sex ed and a few grossly expired bottles I've had the pleasure of throwing out, ketchup always seemed like a waste of time to me.
But, tonight for the first time, I tried a little dab on my meatloaf, and my tastebuds immediately cheered!
It has a salivating factor. + A sweet disposition. + A little tartness. + A hint of vinegar.
= Full-on umami, one of my favorite flavor profiles.
Apparently, the champion of begging, Bleu Dog, the lab with the world's most accomplished palate, knew.
I'm happy to finally have realized the greatness--of ketchup--too.
Though I still can't fathom putting it on a burger...