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Here Are The Things We Learned When We Cooked With MSG For The First Time

Lesson number one: Every chef has their secret.

We all have our unique styles in the kitchen, but one thing we can all agree on is that no one wants to be the person to burn the kitchen down...

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...and we want our food to taste good.

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So we put our true abilities to the test by cooking a dreamy recipe for garlic salmon with butternut squash and asparagus.

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We also used a special ingredient in this dish: MSG.

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What's MSG? MSG is a seasoning used in cooking to add savory umami taste and enhance your meal’s flavors. Have questions about MSG? Read this article to learn more about common sources of MSG and other helpful facts.

The seasoning for the salmon called for minced garlic, lemon juice, fresh dill, sea salt, pepper, and a hint of MSG to really bring out the flavor.

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And when we tell you this meal was special, we really mean it.

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Every bite left us wanting more.

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We were also surprised how big a difference just a pinch of MSG could really make.

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We're not professional chefs here, but adding a little extra love to your food can go a long way.

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If you're trying to impress your friends in the kitchen, add umami with a touch of MSG. It really does the trick!

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