Lighten Up This Summer With Fresh Simple Meals Outdoors!
Summer's heat brings welcome changes. We can take advantage of ripe summer produce and enjoy lighter meals. And, we get to enjoy more time outdoors with family and friends. Still, someone's got to do the cooking, right?
Try these tips and recipes to help you beat the heat and serve up the big, fresh bounty of summer with ease:
|Minimize time in a hot kitchen: shop early in the morning and prepare whatever you can early in the day.|
|Pasta, potatoes, rice and vegetables for salads can be cooked ahead during the morning or evening before and chilled in the refrigerator.|
|Marinate meat or chicken early in the day for a quick turn on the grill later on.|
|Stock up on top-quality ready-to-use condiments and marinades. They'll save you time and energy, while adding satisfying flavor. Kikkoman has enough variety to get you through the entire season!|
|Shop at your local farmer's market to pick up super fresh fruits and vegetables.|
|From corn on the cob and potatoes to zucchini, eggplant, sweet peppers and squash – cook vegetables on the grill to keep the kitchen cool. Brush with Kikkoman Teriyaki Baste & Glaze for sweet, sizzling flavor.|
|Refresh water, iced tea and lemonade with fresh mint, lime, lemon or sliced cucumber.|
|Use the microwave or slow cooker to cook or reheat foods you'd normally prepare on the stovetop.|
Here are two summertime recipes to help you keep your cool: Lite & Easy Grilled Sea Bass over Greens
The magic of Kikkoman Quick & Easy Marinades
(Toasted Sesame, Roasted Garlic & Herbs, or Gourmet Teriyaki) is all it takes to give your favorite firm white fish fillets a summery splash of flavor. Just marinate, grill, and serve on a bed of crisp, lightly dressed greens and tomatoes. Oriental Toss
is a refreshing combo of fresh snow peas and spinach tossed with bean sprouts and mushrooms in a Kikkoman Soy Sauce
-based dressing. Serve it as a side dish, or keep a bowl in the fridge for snacking all day long.