The season of warm summer nights and bright sunny days calls for equally vibrant meals. When the hotter summer weather calls for light, fresh snackable fare, give Asian small plates a try with recipes like Chinese Shrimp Potstickers, Thai Chicken Satay and Light Cucumber Salad, or Korean Beef Bulgogi and Kimchi over Sticky Rice.
Add a Splash of Flavor to Your Summer
Asian-inspired small plates for the entire family
(Family Features) The season of warm summer nights and bright sunny days calls for equally vibrant meals. As the season of entertaining continues, many at-home chefs are searching for exciting and flavorful meals to feed their family and friends.
According to Mintel’s 2018 US Flavor Trends Report, consumers continually seek to be more adventurous with their palates by trying ethnic flavors, such as those found in Asian cooking. When the hotter summer weather calls for light, fresh snackable fare, give Asian small plates a try.
Have a go at a variety of flavorful appetizers like dippable Chinese Shrimp Potstickers, which pair perfectly with a savory Thai Chicken Satay and Light Cucumber Salad. Round out your meal with a satisfying Korean Beef Bulgogi and Kimchi over Sticky Rice, featuring irresistible and exotic flavors that can have your guests coming back for more.
To create impressive meals with a variety of ingredients, incorporate an option such as Nakano clean-labeled rice vinegars, which are available in seven varieties and feature easy-to-read labels showing no more than six real, recognizable ingredients to help enhance the flavors of summertime dishes.
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Thai Chicken Satay with Light Cucumber Salad
Prep time: 25 minutes, plus marinating
Korean Beef Bulgogi and Kimchi over Sticky Rice
Prep time: 15 minutes, plus marinating
Chinese Shrimp Potstickers
Prep time: 25 minutes
When your taste buds can’t settle on just one flavor, a fusion dish may be just the answer. Fusion dishes combine some of the best ethnic culinary traditions from around the world, and Asian influences are among the most popular building blocks for fusion cuisine as shown by these recipes for Sizzling Asian Vegetable Fried Rice with Savory White Wine Glaze, Sweet and Spicy Korean-Chinese Fusion Cauliflower Bites and Lettuce-Wrapped Korean Short Ribs.
(Family Features) When your taste buds can’t settle on just one flavor, a fusion dish may be just the answer. Fusion dishes combine some of the best ethnic culinary traditions from around the world, and Asian influences are among the most popular building blocks for fusion cuisine.
One secret to achieving great fusion dishes is the use of cooking wines. For many chefs and home cooks alike, cooking wine is a go-to cooking essential because it can be used in everyday meals. With its versatile array of uses, an option like Holland House®, a line of flavor-enhancing, premium cooking wines, can boost any dish with one of five flavors including Marsala, Sherry, White, Red and White with Lemon.
In addition to these featured dishes, you can find more quick tips for boosting the flavor of your everyday meals on the label of each bottle and explore more recipes at HollandHouseFlavors.com.
Sweet and Spicy Korean-Chinese Fusion Cauliflower Bites
Prep time: 10 minutes
Tips: The sauce mixture can also be used on chicken wings or grilled pork chops. In place of Korean-style chili flakes, use 1 teaspoon regular crushed red pepper flakes or 1 tablespoon Aleppo pepper.
Lettuce-Wrapped Korean Short Ribs
Prep time: 10 minutes, plus marinating
Tips: For fusion tacos, substitute corn or flour tortillas for lettuce leaves. In place of garlic paste, 2 tablespoons minced garlic can be substituted.
Sizzling Asian Vegetable Fried Rice with Savory White Wine Glaze
Prep time: 10 minutes
Tip: To turn into a main course, add cooked beef, chicken or pork and serve topped with a fried egg.SOURCE:
A Protein Punch
If you’re looking for a fresh way to pack more nutritious protein into this summer’s family cookouts, consider cooking with a plant-based protein such as peanuts or peanut butter. The whole family can enjoy cookout-friendly dishes, such as Asian Peanut Slaw, Beef Kabobs with Peanut Sauce, Peach Peanut Salsa and No Bake Peanut Butter Pie, which showcase how simple it is to create delicious meals using peanuts.
A Protein Punch
Add fun, flavorful variety to your summer cookout
(Family Features) If you’re looking for a fresh way to pack more nutritious protein into this summer’s family cookouts, consider cooking with a plant-based protein such as peanuts or peanut butter.
In fact, peanuts and peanut butter have more protein than any other nut and are rich in healthy oils, fiber, many important vitamins, minerals and phyto-nutrients. The latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggest eating at least two servings of peanuts a week as part of a healthy diet.
Getting your weekly servings is easy when you explore the variety of ways you can cook with peanuts and peanut butter. The unique flavor of peanuts and peanut butter adds depth and fulfillment, in addition to quality nutrients.
The whole family can enjoy these cookout-friendly dishes showcasing how simple it is to create delicious meals using peanuts in everything from sides to main dishes to desserts. Find more recipes featuring protein-rich peanuts and peanut butter at gapeanuts.com.
Asian Peanut Slaw
Peach Peanut Salsa
Beef Kabobs with Peanut Sauce
No Bake Peanut Butter Pie
Photo courtesy of The Peanut Institute (Peach Peanut Salsa)
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