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Sandwiched between Halloween and Christmas is one of my favorite holidays of the year. I’m talking about Thanksgiving, of course! I know that they say Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but for me, it’s Turkey Day. Why? Because everyone and I do mean everyone, in the family, travels from across the country to sit at my table to bond, give thanks, and stuff their faces with delicious food. Holidays With Kikkoman
Now, most people would agree though that it’s a holiday dedicated to eating. It certainly is at my house! But after making dozens of Thanksgiving meals, I decided to do something other than traditional fixings. Making a feast is hard work. Going non-traditional, now that’s the tough part unless of course, you use Kikkoman® products to help you out. Holidays With Kikkoman
But isn’t Kikkoman® that company that makes soy sauce? Yes, they are! Asian sauces and marinades are some of the things they offer, but they can also provide you with other products designed to enhance your feast this holiday. Obviously, you’re not going to replace traditional meals entirely, but you can enhance the flavor of veggie dishes, the stuffing, and even the turkey with products like Kikkoman’s® Traditionally Brewed Soy Sauce. It’s guaranteed to round out the flavors and make your meals umami, a taste which can’t be called sweet, sour, salty, or bitter because it’s simply perfection. Holidays With Kikkoman
If you’re not exactly sure how to integrate Kikkoman® products into your Thanksgiving prep, go to KikkomanUSA.com. They’ve got some awesome recipes that you can enjoy anytime, holidays or otherwise, like the Kikkoman® Panko Bread Crumbs, which you can find in the breading aisle section of the store.
If you’re on a strict diet,Kikkoman’s® got your back. They offer a wide array of Gluten-Free products certified by the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG), so you know you’re getting the real deal! Kikkoman® Soy Sauce can be your key ingredient for this year’s holiday recipes. But if sodium is your Kryptonite, Kikkoman® Less Sodium Soy Sauce will allow you to keep your sodium levels in check, without losing any of the flavors. Holidays With Kikkoman
One of my favorite ways to useKikkoman® is actually to create a sauce that I use on asparagus. My mom turned me on to it a few years ago (this is actually her recipe…Thanks, mom!) and I have to admit the first time she explained it to me, I was like You you combined Kikkoman® Foy Sauce with WHAT?!?! After some convincing I gave in and tired and man oh man, I fell in love, and so has everyone else I’ve made it for and it’s become sort of a Thanksgiving tradition at our house.
So what’s the magical ingredient you say? Well, outside of the obvious Kikkoman®, this recipe calls for three simple ingredients Kikkoman® Soy Sauce, Mayo and cracked black pepper. Yup, that’s it. broil or grill up some asparagus light coated in olive oil and drizzle with Kikkoman® and Mayo. Can you say AMAZING! This year we’re skipping the traditional turkey and going with turkey cutlets tossed in Kikkoman® Panko Bread Crumbs. Here are the ingredients and directions for both. Holidays With Kikkoman
Asparagus With Kikkoman® Mayo Sauce
- 2 TBS Kikkoman® Soy Sauce
- 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
- Cracked Black Pepper to taste
- 18-20 Stalks of Asparagus
- Heat broiler. On a baking sheet, toss 18-20 asparagus stalks with the oil and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.
- Arrange the asparagus in a single layer and broil, shaking the baking sheet occasionally, until tender and slightly charred, 6 to 8 minutes.
- In a medium bowl, combine 1/2 cup Mayonnaise with 2 TBS Kikkoman® Soy Sauce. Mix until well incorporated. Top with cracked black pepper to taste.
- Remove asparagus from pan, place on serving platter and drizzle with Kikkoman® Mayo Sauce. Sprinkel with Kikkoman® Panko Bread Crumbs for added crunch and flavor.
In our house not only do we go all out on food, we go all out on decor. It’s not Thanksgiving in our house until you’ve made your Thanksgiving inspired tablescape. I love to go with colors traditional to fall; browns, burnt orange, cranberry, gold etc.
When you combine the perfect table setting with all the delicious food you slaved over in the kitchen, your family will be rolling their sleeves and digging in like they’ve never eaten before. Just don’t forget to include Kikkoman® when you give thanks for all the things you’re grateful for this year. So, are you ready to enjoy a nice non-traditional Thanksgiving? I know I am!