Smart Recipes with Umami

Sardines Stewed with Tomato

  • Umami-rich Recipes with Seafood

This recipe of tomato sauce and sardines, which has umami, is very popular.
The taste of garlic and basil make the dish more delicious.

 Ingredients( for 2 persons )

  • 4 sardines
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1 piece garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 1. Remove the head and stomach of the sardines. Chop tomatoes coarsely and chop onions and garlic finely.
  • 2. Put 1 tbsp of olive oil in a frying pan and place the sardines. Grill them until they turn golden brown. Take out the sardines when they have cooked.
  • 3. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in the frying pan and fry the onions and garlic. When there is an aroma, add tomatoes and cook them again.
  • 4. When water comes out from the tomatoes and is thickened, add the sardines and basil. Cook for about 5 minutes at medium heat and taste with salt and pepper.

Umami Score of Main Ingredients in the Recipe



Inosinate :



Glutamate :

調理時間 20分

  • Cooking time : 20 micnutes
  • Calorific Value : 320 kcal

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



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