Sure, it's an adjustment for some cooks, but when you think about it, cooking smaller portions has its distinct advantages.
Romantic possibilities aside, cooking for two can be a rewarding culinary experience. For instance, if you're used to cooking for a crowd, you'll quickly adjust to the fact that you now have fewer appetites to please when it's just you and your partner (or especially if it's just you)! Now, you can cook more of what you crave. And, you can spend a little more on special ingredients. Maybe you'll experiment a bit more than when you cook for a crowd.
Whether you're a menu planner or an off-the-cuff, "let's see what's on hand" cook, here's a word to the wise ï¿½ keep a selection of Kikkoman sauces, marinades and seasonings within reach. They can save the day when you're tempted by takeout or simply feeling rushed. That's because you can use them right from the bottle, jar or envelope.
From Kikkoman Thai Style Chili Sauce heated with a small can of crushed pineapple and spooned over sautï¿½ed fish filets, to the bright boost of flavor steamed vegetables get from Kikkoman Soy Sauce, Kikkoman's line of sauces and marinades are a cook's best friend. Think two mini-meat loaves seasoned with Kikkoman Stir-Fry Sauce or chicken breasts coated with Kikkoman Gourmet Teriyaki Quick & Easy Marinade, then simply grilled or broiled, and you get the idea. You and Kikkoman can make a great duo when you're cooking for two!Downsizing Tips
Most of the recipes from Kikkoman's Kitchen, available at kikkomanusa.com, can easily be cut in half.