We think this is a great recipe and think you will agree! Shiitake powder transforms food due to the umami it imparts. Umami is the bacon of the current food trends. In a nutshell, it’s one of the five basic tastes in Japanese cooking which also include sweet, sour, salty and bitter. Umami can be translated to mean “pleasant savory taste,” but it’s somewhat of a shadow flavor and not at all easily defined or broken down into a simple ingredient. The crust that the powdered mushrooms give the steak is excellent. By adding shallots, ginger and sherry, suddenly it’s a delicious Japanese steakhouse dinner. You can thank umami for that!
Craig & Toni Brown invest sincere & honest hard work to create their signature BBQ sauces. Inspired by his mother's home cooking, Craig reflects fondly on the past in hopes that he can share these memories through his own cooking.
Meet St. Louisans Craig & Toni Brown, co-creators of Millie’s Barbeque Sauces. They bring with them a proven track record of solid sales at local farmers markets as well as the capacity to produce at volume for wholesale distribution in grocery stores and other local markets. 2011 & 2012 National BBQ News “Sauce of Honor” Winners & 3rd Place Winner of the Kansas City American Royal BBQ Sauce Competition in 2012, the Browns invest sincere and honest hard work to create their signature sauces. Inspired by his mother’s home cooking, Craig reflects fondly on the past in hopes that he can share these memories through his own cooking: “Since my childhood, I can remember my mother Millie cooking so many delicious southern dishes using her famous sauce. Millie’s memory still lives on in our family, as she has inspired my wife and I to re-create this one of a kind sweet and tasty barbecue sauce. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!”
This local gem is available at all Straub’s locations. Try some with your own barbecue, or pair it with our Smoker’s signature meats! See their website for more information, including some great recipes!