Unlock Umami with Kikkoman for National Garlic Month

April is National Garlic Month. Garlic, one of the world’s most popular herbs, is loaded with umami and is a simple ingredient to pump up the flavor of any dish. Add garlic to vegetables, like broccoli or green beans, for a delicious side dish. Or for a quick and easy umami-packed marinade for chicken, mix 4 cloves of garlic with half a cup of Kikkoman Soy Sauce.

You can incorporate umami-packed items like garlic into your kitchen repertoire with these recipes. Add a layer of flavor to your vegetables with these Umami Mushroom Morsels. This recipe is a quick way to jazz up your vegetables.


Umami Mushroom Morsels

Ingredients (Makes 3 servings)

1/4 cup sesame oil

1 8oz package mushrooms
1/3 cup Kikkoman Soy Sauce
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro


Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add mushroom slices, saute and stir for 5 minutes. Add soy sauce, garlic, and sesame seeds and saute for an additional 10 minutes. Toss with grated parmesan cheese and cilantro.  Serve warm.

Garlic and soy sauce pair up to add a juicy flavor to this Marmalade Glazed Chicken recipe. Brushing chicken with soy sauce and other ingredients in this dish will lock in flavor and enhance the taste.

Marmalade Glazed Chicken

Ingredients (Yield: 4 to 6 servings)

3 pounds chicken legs and wings
1/2 cup Kikkoman Soy Sauce 
1/3 cup orange marmalade
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
1 clove garlic, pressed


Place chicken, skin side up, in single layer in shallow baking pan.

Combine remaining ingredients; brush on chicken.

Bake at 350ºF. 1 hour, or until tender, brushing with sauce every 15 minutes.

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