Crispy Apple Rings

Craving something crunchy? How about a little sweet?

Have you ever tried using Kikkoman Panko? From meat to French toast, Kikkoman Panko provides a delicious crunch to almost any recipe.

One of our favorite fall recipes is Crispy Apple Rings. Apples are the best during the Fall, so next time you’re in the store, pick up a bag and a box of Kikkoman Panko, Kikkoman Tempura, and Pearl Soy Milk and whip these up! We promise, your family will thank you:

 http://www.kikkomanusa.com/homecooks/recipes/recipedetail.php?rd=13210#.U9v7fIBdVY8

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Slow Cookin’ with Kikkoman

Shout out to all the working women using Kikkoman—it’s National Business Women’s Day! Does the working grind have you strapped and too busy to cook? Never to fear, that’s why Kikkoman is here! Check out our incredibly simple, one-pot stop slow cooker recipe below. Simply put it on before work, and when you return, your family will be celebrating you with a delicious meal!

Slow Cooker Pot Roast (http://www.kikkomanusa.com/homecooks/recipes/recipedetail.php?rd=13084#.U9rBcIBdVY8)

Easy, delicious, and a hearty Fall meal!

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Kikk Up Your Breakfast

It’s Fashion Week, Kikko-people! If there’s one thing we are into, it’s keeping on trend. What is one of the trendiest things you can feed you and your family? Breakfast!

 You’ve heard it all your life: “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” And in the last few years, it seems like you can hardly open a magazine or catch a newscast without seeing some new study confirming breakfast’s benefits. Well, the message must be sinking in.

Surveys show that even with our packed schedules, Americans of all ages are finding the “bandwidth” for breakfast. We’re exploring quicker, more nutrient-dense ways to front-load our day with energy and brainpower, and these days, breakfast is more varied than ever.

And we’re discovering that even when we set aside the “most important meal of the day” argument, breakfast is worth waking up for simply because it can be the tastiest meal of the day.

It’s time for creativity, a time to break the rules and make new ones. You can think sweet—like pancakes and waffles—or savory, a la bacon-and-egg burrito. You can go lean and mean, whole-grain hearty or fruitfully smoothie. And if you’re short on time, some of the best breakfast options around are built for speed.

Sure, it’s hard getting out of bed in the morning. But with a little advance planning, you can make breakfast a reward worth waking up for. It’s time to rise and dine. What are your family favorite breakfast recipes? Check out Kikkomanusa.com for trendy inspirations!

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Teriyaki Marinade Serenade: National Poetry Day Edition

Have you submitted your Teriyaki Marinade Serenade quite yet? Well, hurry up! Contest ends on September 4th! For some inspiration, we’ll take a stab at a rhyme… it is National Poetry Day, after all!

Roses are red

Violets are blue

Kikkoman is the best…

NOW LET’S MAKE FRUIT SALAD!

See what we did there? Check out our deliciously spicy and sweet fruit salad below. If this doesn’t get the creative juices flowing, we don’t know what will!

Some Like it Hot ‘N’ Sweet Fruit Salad 

4 cups strawberries, stemmed and halved

2 cups mango chunks

2 cups watermelon chunks

1 cup pineapple chunks

1/2 cup fresh orange juice

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

2 tablespoons Kikkoman Lime Ponzu

2 tablespoons sugar

1 tablespoon Kikkoman Sriracha Sauce

In a large bowl, combine fruit. In a large jar with a lid, combine remaining ingredients and shake vigorously to blend. Refrigerate fruit and dressing until cold. Just before serving, shake dressing, pour over fruit and toss to combine.

Makes 8 servings

 

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Chiles- Wild to Mild and Everything in Between

Do you like it spicy or mild? We love to kick it up with chiles! Capture the last of the summer heat at home in your kitchen!

All chiles are part of the capsicum family, which even includes completely non-spicy varieties like red and green bell peppers. What gives all chiles, fresh or dried, their head is the chemical capsaicin, which is found in the veins and seeds. That means you can regulate the heat of any chile by removing some or all of those veins and seeds.

You’ll be amazed what you’ll discover when you start to play with the fire and flavor of fresh and dried chiles, but if you’re new to the scene, here’s a roundup of the most popular chiles and their uses:

  • Anaheim Chiles, known for their sweet and mild flavor, are commonly used in Mexican dishes. They taste great in chiles rellenos, salsas, sauces, soups and casseroles. They also can be added to omelets, stews and vegetable dishes for a little extra flavor and crunch.
  • Poblano Peppers are also popular in Mexican cuisines and taste best when roasted and peeled. Although poblanos are milder than other peppers, you can still keep some of their heat if you keep their seeds. They’re particularly great for stuffing—with rice, beans, vegetables and cheese, poblano-stuffed peppers make for a great dinner idea.
  • Jalapeño Peppers range from mild to hot and are extremely popular in Southwestern cooking. They can be used fresh, roasted, filled or pickled, making them one of the most versatile chile peppers out there.
  • Serrano Peppers are about five times hotter than jalapeños and tend to be used in sauces and salsas. They can be used with or without their seeds and don’t need to be steamed or peeled before using because of their thin skin. Originating in Mexico, serrano peppers are one of the most commonly used peppers around the world.
  • Cayenne Peppers have a moderate heat factor, but are usually found in spicy dishes. They’ve been used for medicinal purposes for centuries and are delicious in Cajun, Mexican and Asian cuisines in particular. Try adding them to dips or salsas for some extra heat.
  • Aji Amarillo Chiles have a medium to hot heat level and are a staple in Peruvian cuisine. With a slightly fruity flavor, these chiles are the star ingredient in tons of Peruvian dishes, most notably in sauces, which are often drizzled over chicken, vegetables and even french fries.
  • Bird’s Eye Chiles come from Africa and are most commonly used in Thai-style dishes. They are often found in Thai-style dipping sauce, along with lime juice and fish sauce. Just be careful—Bird’s Eye Chiles are one of the hottest chiles out there!
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Teriyaki Marinade Serenade

What gets you up and singing in the morning? Every day, we rise and shine, and instead of coffee, we smell the Kikkoman Teriyaki Marinade. We’re looking to our fans to help us come up with a fan-tastic new jingle. Check out the contest, here:

http://zooppa.com/en-us/contests/marinade-serenade

Contest ends September 4th, so make sure you show us the love in August!

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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year winds down this week—have you had the chance to celebrate the Year of the Horse yet? Let Kikkoman help you make the celebrations even more delicious this year. The Year of the Horse means it’s a good time to throw a party. Invite some friends, grab some wine, and have everyone over for a traditional Chinese New Year dinner!

From Traditional Fried Rice to Chinatown Chicken Simmer, Kikkoman recipes pack flavors of the Far East, but are incredibly easy to make! For the Traditional Fried Rice, simply add all your ingredients to a pan, and voila! Traditional Fried Rice to celebrate Chinese New Year. Doesn’t that sound positively delicious?

For more recipes, visit Kikkomanusa.com/CNY.

 

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Breakfast for Dinner– Kikkoman Style

A frosty chill has settled over the entire country! From rain and sleet to wintry wonderland in New England, winter has officially blown in. How do you stay cozy on nights like these? On nights that it’s too cold to go to the store, we love having breakfast for dinner on a chilly winter night! Since you may have the ingredients in your pantry already, it’s a super easy way to make a deliciously warm dinner. Kikk up your average French toast recipe Kikkoman style. Panko bread crumbs are a perfect way to add a little extra something to a traditional favorite. To see how Chef Helen knocks it out of the park with Crispy-Baked French Toast, check out the recipe here:

http://www.kikkomanusa.com/homecooks/recipes/recipedetail.php?rd=2135#.UqZewtJDuJo

Ingredients (Yield: 4 servings)

3 large eggs

1-1/4 cups milk

3/4 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1 cup Kikkoman Panko Bread Crumbs

8 slices dry white bread

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup vegetable oil

Butter

maple syrup

Instructions:

Beat eggs together with milk, sugar and Vanilla extract in shallow bowl until well blended. Place panko in pie pan or shallow dish. Dip each bread slice into egg mixture, thoroughly coating both sides; then coat both sides of bread slices with bread crumbs. Place on large wire rack. Add butter and oil into 17-1/4 x 11-1/2-inch jellyroll pan. Place pan in 400°F. oven 1 to 2 minutes, or until butter melts. Remove pan from oven. Place bread slices into pan, in single layer, turning over once to coat both sides of bread slices with butter mixture. Return to oven and bake 15 minutes. Turn bread slices over and bake 10 minutes longer, or until golden brown. Serve with butter and maple syrup.

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Turkey Day– just around the corner!

Thanksgiving is a mere TWO days away. Do you have your menu planned out? Or do you still have some last minute shopping to do?

This year, make Turkey Day the easiest holiday ever by trying Kikkoman’s Savory Turkey Brine. Simply add a bottle of soy sauce to water, sugar, and a variety of spices, and voila, you’re sure to serve the juiciest bird yet.

Whether this is your first turkey or your hundredth, Kikkoman Soy Sauce kikks up the flavor and the juice of the bird. For a full recipe and instructions, head to Kikkomanusa.com/brine, just to see how easy it really is.

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#JustAddKikkoman

How do you use Kikkoman in your kitchen? We’re asking our family and friends around the world to show us how they incorporate Kikkoman by hosting an Instagram contest—Simply snap a photo of how Kikkoman improves any dish. From poultry or fish, to vegetables, or even breakfast! Upload the photo to Instagram or Twitter and be sure to include #JustAddKikkoman for a chance to win a $500 gift card!

Speaking of everything being a little better with Kikkoman in it, we just visited the Georgia State Fair in the beginning of November. While there, we watched three local grilling champions vie for the title. Special congratulations to winner Joseph Jenkins! Joseph incorporated Kikkoman Soy Sauce into his Ginger Honey Suckled Ribs recipe. The umami took full effect and made for some of the tastiest ribs we’ve ever had.

Thanks for showing us how you use Kikkoman, Joseph. Now it’s all your turn! Make sure to post using #JustAddKikkoman—we’d love to see Kikkoman in your kitchen!

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