Jack’s Hacks #9 Adding flavour

Jack Stein's Cookery Hacks

There are just four things you need to remember when balancing the flavour of a sauce, stew, curry, gravy or anything else with layers of flavour – sweet, salty, sour (acidic), and savoury (umami). Like most things in the kitchen, striking the perfect balance of these four will come with practise – but we bet you’ve got at least one of each category already sitting in your cupboard to help. Watch Jack Stein below to find out more.

How to add more flavour to your cooking…

The ingredients to add more flavour to your cooking

Sweet: Maple syrup, honey, sugar, golden syrup, mirin,

Savoury: Soy sauce, fish sauce, Worcestershire sauce, white miso, Parmesan rind,

Acidic: Rice white vinegar, lemon juice, lime juice, red wine vinegar, malt juice, balsamic vinegar

Salty: Sea salt (add this last)