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Basic Shio Koji Recipe

Flickr/305 SeahillShio is an umami-rich sauce similar to soy sauce. Unlike soy sauce, though, it doesn’t impart its own flavor, but instead amplifies the existing flavor notes of a dish. Yield: 1 quart.Fermentation TimeFermentation Type: LacticPrimary Fermentation: 7 to 10 daysTotal Time: 7 ...

Molding a Future with Koji

  Photo by Kirsten K. Shockey In the first two articles of this series, we introduced Aspergillus oryzae, or koji, in a way we hope has encouraged readers to embark on their own relationships with this amazing mold. After becoming acquainted with the fungus in “Koji: An Ancient Mold and Its ...

Shio Koji Pickles Recipe

Shio k?jiShio means salt, so this is simply salted and soaked rice k?ji. It is liquid like a rice porridge. It’s great for cooking and pickling with as the enzymes in k?ji break proteins into amino acids that get turned into glutamate – the umami factor. You can buy already prepared shio ...


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