There’s an Appetizer for That
Summertime parties—especially the outdoor kind—are all about keeping things simple. So save those multi-course menus for winter and treat your guests instead to an array of easy appetizers whose fresh flavors shine through like the summer sun.
- Every al fresco fete needs an all-purpose dip. It’s the edible equivalent of the little black dress that makes everything taste more…stylish. Slip this Soy Sesame Veggie Dip onto your crudité plate and it’ll become a staple of your summer-menu wardrobe. Kikkoman Soy Sauce gives it savory appeal, while Kikkoman Sesame Oil is an irresistible accent.
- Looking for a “killer app”? This one takes the cake—the crab cake. Our Asian Crab Cakes with Spicy Pineapple Aioli have everything you love about “regular” crab cakes and more, like Kikkoman Soy Sauce, sweet-tart pineapple and an extra-crisp Kikkoman Panko Bread Crumbs coating. Serve them in the accompanying aioli—with just the right firepower from Kikkoman Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce.
- These sweet-salty Apricot and Soy Sauce Chicken Wings feature a sweet-savory glaze, made with apricot preserves, garlic, lime juice and Kikkoman Less-Sodium Soy Sauce. One taste and you’ll forget Buffalo sauce was ever a “thing.”
- Born on the sidewalks of Mexico, where vendors sell it straight from pushcarts, Mexican street corn is now a bona fide sensation north of the border. In this Asian-style Mexican Street Corn, a splash of Kikkoman Soy Sauce adds an unmistakable umami note to the bright flavors of chile, queso fresco and mayonnaise that characterize the original.