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A Place for the Curious Cook

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Cleaning A Smoker

How to Clean a Smoker

Learn how to clean a smoker, including the tools and equipment you’ll need for regular cleaning and maintenance for gas, pellet, charcoal, and electric smokers. 

Southwest Seasoning Blend

Southwest Spice Blend

This Southwest spice blend transforms dishes by highlighting the region’s slightly smoky, deeply flavored food. The seasoning is ideal for grilled meat and veggies and anything from the smoker.

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How to Cook With Umami Foods

Learn how to cook umami foods using a few simple techniques that will improve your cooking and add more umami flavor to dishes.

Explore Umami

Smoked Roast Beef Shareable

Painting sauce on ribs

Split Rock Lighthouse Summer

Calaphon Pans

Pyramid Of Cheesy Dogs

Classic Negroni

Sliced Smoked Pork Loin

Blueberry Pie Whipped Cream

Latest Items from Umami’s Market

Seasonal Favorites

A few of our favorite recipes, stories, and tips that celebrate the season.

Smoking Food

A Complete Guide to Smoking Food 

Learn why smoking food is so delicious, take a deep dive into different types of smokers, cover a wide variety of smoking techniques, and, most importantly, learn how to season smoked food, so it tastes amazing.

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Shredded Chicken Enchiladas With Creamy Salsa Verde

These shredded chicken enchiladas are filled with plump, juicy chicken and bold flavors. Topped with a creamy salsa verde this chicken enchilada recipe infuses every bite of the dish with cheesy deliciousness.

Turkey Tacos

Turkey Tacos

Turkey tacos are one of our favorite weeknight meals. With this recipe they’re simple to make, healthy, and make great leftovers.

Southwestern Style Sous Vide Rack of Lamb

Southwestern Style Sous Vide Rack of Lamb

This sous vide rack of lamb recipe uses southwestern spices to bring a little heat and depth of flavor that compliments the supple texture that comes from cooking the lamb sous vide.

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Classic American Tacos

This taco recipe is one of my favorite comfort foods. We regularly make up a batch of taco meat and keep it in the fridge for quick lunches and dinners.

Pork Rub

All-Star Pork Rub

This All-Star Pork Rub has the perfect balance between sweetness and heat that brings out the deep smokey barbeque flavor that makes pork taste delicious.

Healthy Smoked Salmon Breakfast Toast

Healthy Smoked Salmon Breakfast Toast

I love lox and bagels for breakfast, the problem is it usually has more calories than I want for an everyday breakfast. This smoked salmon breakfast toast recipe uses smoked salmon, cottage cheese, and toast to create a healthier version with lots of great flavors.

Black Garlic Risotto

Black Garlic Risotto

Black garlic risotto is an umami bomb full of deep rich flavors that come from the black garlic, porcini mushrooms, and aged parmesan. All three are umami rich ingredients that help the risotto recipe’s earthy flavors linger on your palate.

Beef Gravy Recipe

Savory Beef Gravy

This savory homemade beef gravy recipe uses a simple technique to improve beef broth, along with a couple of secret ingredients to create an unforgettable brown gravy.

French Dip Sandwich

French Dip Sandwich Recipe

What makes a French dip sandwich so delicious is the combination of crusty bread, tender beef, melty cheese, and savory au jus.

Au Jus Recipe

How to Make Au Jus

This au jus recipe creates a perfect dipping sauce for prime rib, french dip sandwiches, and roast beef.

Red Enchilada Sauce

Red Enchilada Sauce

This red enchilada sauce has deep flavors that soak into the tortillas and filling, adding layers of flavor perfect for beef, chicken, and cheese enchiladas.

Ground Turkey Enchiladas

Our Favorite Enchilada Recipes

We’ve collected our favorite enchilada recipes in one place to help cooks find the perfect recipe for the enchiladas of their dreams!

Smoked Beef Roast

Smoked Beef Roast

Smoking a beef roast is the best way we’ve found to get the deep smokey flavor we love in smoked roast beef.