Smart Recipes with Umami

Grilled Tuna and Vegetables

  • Umami-rich Recipes with Seafood

Grill tuna and vegetables in a pan and finally skewer them.It is filling enough as an appetizer or as a snack and for use in lunch boxes as well.

 Ingredients( for 2 persons )

  • 80g tuna
  • 1/6 onion
  • 2 asparagus
  • olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • grated garlic
  • mix herb


  • 1. Cut tuna and onion into 2cm cubes and cut asparagus into 2cm lengths.
  • 2. Heat olive oil in a frying pan and sear tuna and vegetables.
  • 3. Skewer onions, tuna, and asparagus in order. Serve them.

Umami Score of Main Ingredients in the Recipe



Inosinate :



Glutamate :

調理時間 15分

  • Cooking time : 15 minutes
  • Calorific Value : 180 kcal

Tuna is rich in umami substance, inosinate, asparagus is rich in glutamate and so forth. Paring of these two ingredients provides umami synergy and makes dish tasty.



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  • About 150 recipes by cooking specialist Fumiyo Kawakami are presented in the book.
  • The Umami Information Center provides basic umami information and Dr. Takashi Yamamoto, our president, supervised the book.