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Maggi seasoning?
May 5, 2011 6:18 PM   Subscribe

I got a bottle of Maggi seasoning to go into my micheladas. What else can I use this stuff in?
posted by whitneyarner to Food & Drink (16 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Just about any place you would use soy sauce. I use it in a lot of marinades and soups.
posted by milkrate at 6:22 PM on May 5, 2011


It also works almost anywhere you'd use worcestershire sauce. Marinades definitely, gravies and sauces, casserole bases. It's very versatile.
posted by Lyn Never at 7:16 PM on May 5, 2011


I use it in anything I think needs more "depth". My mom always put it in chicken soup. In a pinch, you can use Maggi in water to substitute for beef broth in a recipe (just taste frequently as you are adding, because it's saltier).
posted by beyond_pink at 7:42 PM on May 5, 2011


And when I make sauce for pizza, it's basically a can of crushed tomatoes, some Maggi, sugar, and a few herbs.
posted by milkrate at 7:46 PM on May 5, 2011


Maggi is one of the things contributing to the distinctive flavor of your bánh mì! Just sprinkle a little on the bread before you lay down the mayo.
posted by pullayup at 7:59 PM on May 5, 2011


Maggi seasoning is a great source of the umami taste, and salt. So, yeah, dash it anywhere you'd use worcestershire sauce or soy sauce or even nutritional yeast or Bragg's Amino Acids.
posted by Prince_of_Cups at 8:03 PM on May 5, 2011


you can chop up some sausages (not the greasy ones, rather, the lite ones)
and then marinate with lemon juice and maggi.
posted by theKik at 8:21 PM on May 5, 2011


It's wonderful on the yolks of hard boiled eggs. Just a dash!
posted by MissySedai at 8:34 PM on May 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Fried rice. Stir fried vegetables (particularly cabbage-based).
posted by tumid dahlia at 8:41 PM on May 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


Potato chips (with lime, also), steamed vegetables, on top of fried stuff (like fish). It also makes a good combination with mayo and siracha sauce, for like dipping stuff in it.
posted by CrazyLemonade at 8:43 PM on May 5, 2011


1 fried egg + 1 small bowl rice + Maggi seasoning= best breakfast ever.

I ate this every morning in China. Just thinking about it makes me want a midnight snack.
posted by HabeasCorpus at 8:49 PM on May 5, 2011 [3 favorites]


Buy this cookbook. It's in everything.

(To be a little less flip, the authors had some kind of promotional deal with Nestlé Thailand, and sub Maggi for Golden Mountain Sauce and/or soy sauce just about any time either would normally be used. The recipes turn out fine.)
posted by Ahab at 1:15 AM on May 6, 2011


Soups, stews, sauces, or as replacement for Worchester or soy sauces and horseradish. Heck, my father used to use it as a dipping sauce for meats/sausages, the way other people use steak sauce. Just remember to use it sparingly, it can be strong.
posted by easily confused at 3:01 AM on May 6, 2011


You can use it (sparingly) whenever you feel the dish you make tastes bland.
posted by leigh1 at 4:16 AM on May 6, 2011


Seconding fried eggs and rice. Add a bit of pepper and you're good to go.
posted by bettafish at 4:36 AM on May 6, 2011


Thanks for the many suggestions, guys! I feel empowered with flavor.
posted by whitneyarner at 5:27 PM on May 6, 2011


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