Use it like super powerful salt, that is to say, use a lot less than you think you need to. Literally, 2 pounds is crazy talk, we would buy 8 ounces of Aji-no-moto and it would last 3 years. If you add around 2 to 3 percent by weight to a seasoning mix, you are fine.
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA
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