Asda have started selling umami paste, which really seems to be useful — I’ve tried to add it to several Mediterranean-style savoury dishes, and it does make them more delicious.
It seems to contain tomatoes, olives, parmesan, anchovies, balsamic vinegar and porcini mushrooms. All good, umami-rich foods.
I’m just a bit surprised they didn’t chuck in some bacon, too, but I guess they wanted to sell it to vegetarians, too.
It’s not particularly cheap, though, so I wonder whether I should try to invent an umami paste recipe of my own.