One Pan Recipes

Whether you are cooking for yourself or an entire family, cooking can sometimes be such a chore. Make things easier on yourself with these one pan recipes using WN Foods sauces!

Sriracha Chicken & Veggies

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Looking for a balanced meal that can be made quickly and easily? Try this one pan sriracha veggie dish! It offers the perfect amount of heat and sweetness to compliment the juicy chicken and fresh vegetables, and you only have to use one pan, so cleaning up the kitchen after dinner will be nice and easy. We think it tastes great with steamed rice on the side, but eat it as you like.

Honey Garlic Salmon

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Many people think that cooking fish at home is too difficult due to the intensive preparation process, but with this honey garlic salmon recipe using pre-cut salmon fillets, making a delicious and nutritious fish dish is a breeze. This meal can be enjoyed with a simple side dish like rice or green beans, or it can be eaten by itself like the crown jewel it is!

Sweet & Sour Chicken

This one pan sweet & sour chicken recipe is already easy as pie to make, but you can save even more time by making it with our Longevity Sweet & Sour Sauce so that you don’t have to mix the delicious sweet & sour sauce yourself! Though the recipe suggests using snow peas and carrots, you can use any of your favorite vegetables. We personally love adding in some broccoli, green beans, and bell peppers.

Frozen Potstickers

These are more like instructions than a recipe, but did you know that you only need one pan to heat up frozen potstickers? Using a method called steam frying (covering a pan of frozen potstickers, water, and oil till they are both steamed on the top and fried crispy on the bottom), you can make frozen potstickers taste as good as new! This one is especially good for families that make potstickers in bulk and freeze them for future meals.

Fried Rice

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Takeout fried rice is one of the most beloved fast Chinese foods in the country. What fans of this dish may not know is that can be made with one pan at home with this convenient recipe! Like the previously mentioned sweet & sour chicken recipe, you can also add any of your preferred vegetables to this fried rice dish. Enjoy!

What are your favorite one pan recipes? Which one would you like to try first? Let us know!

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

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Surprising Flavor Combinations

We know, these flavor combinations are weird, but don’t knock them till you try them!

Peanut & Meat

Fans of Thai food probably already know and love this flavor combination, but in case you haven’t tried it, peanut sauce is amazing with all kinds of meats. Satay (skewered grilled meat usually served with peanut sauce) is an awesome introduction to this unique mix of juicy, savory goodness with the distinct flavor of peanuts. Give it a try!

Fruit & Spice

Spiced fruits are extremely popular in Mexico and anywhere with a Mexican population, and for good reason. If you have never tried fruits with chili powder, you may not think this combination is appetizing, but trust us when we say that the fruity freshness mixed with the kick of spice from the chili is absolutely mindblowing. It’s also very easy to make at home as all you need is fresh fruit and chili powder.

Avocado & Chocolate

Avocado is traditionally associated with savory dishes, but did you know that it tastes amazing with chocolate? This is primarily because of its rich, creamy texture, which lends itself well to foods like chocolate cake or chocolate ice cream. Despite what you may think, the natural flavor of the avocado doesn’t overpower the chocolate at all. They work together in perfect harmony!

Cheese & Jam

Here in the USA, we often reserve cheese for either savory dishes or cream cheese, but we should really be eating it with jam more often. Soft, creamy cheeses like brie taste heavenly when piled on a crunchy cracker and topped with a flavorful jam. We recommend either regular fruit jams or the lesser known spicy chili jelly.

French Fries & Ice Cream

People who dip their french fries in their milkshakes at restaurants sometimes get weird looks, but we understand you. Many think that crunchy and salty fries would be gross when combined with sweet and creamy ice cream when they are actually an awesome combination, just like chocolate covered pretzels.

What’s your favorite flavor combination? Which one of these unusual combinations would you like to try first? Let us know!

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

German Food

Here on the WN Foods blog, we have learned about many different types of Asian cuisines, but we haven’t explored many European dishes. Since it’s October, let’s take a look at food from Germany, the origin of the famous Oktoberfest!

Spätzle

Spätzle is a versatile staple of German food that some people call the German version of mac & cheese. It is made simply by boiling egg noodles, cooking it again in butter or milk, and then serving it with a side of choice. Spätzle is often paired with tender beef, wurst (which we will cover next), or on its own with a creamy sauce.

Wurst

When you hear the word “wurst”, you may think of a standard German sausage, but the truth is that no such thing exists. There are numerous different types of wurst, like currywurst, bratwurst, and paprikawurst, just to name a few. Each different type of wurst can be served with different sides, but the most common combination is with French fries or just by itself with German mustard as a dipping sauce.

Soft Pretzels

There’s nothing quite like biting into a warm German pretzel on a chilly Autumn day! These soft pretzels are salty, pillowy, and golden brown; they are absolutely perfect as a bar food or as a snack to warm you up from the inside. German pretzels are either served with mustard, curry ketchup, or butter. For the optimal German experience, wash it down with beer.

Rouladen

It seems that Germans love rolled food, because not only do they have rolled cakes, they also have a rolled meat dish called Rouladen. This meal is made by wrapping thin-cut beef around bacon, mustard, and onions. It can be served with potatoes on the side, but we think that Rouladen is filling enough on its own with some gravy on top.

Schnitzel

Like Americans with their chicken tenders and the Japanese with their katsu, the Germans have their own form of fried meat. This dish is called Schnitzel, and what sets it apart from the others is that it is pounded flat before being breaded and fried. A typical Schnitzel is served with mashed potatoes and German mustard.

What’s your favorite German dish? Which one would you like to try first? Let us know!

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

French Food Vocabulary

Previously on the WN Foods blog, we have learned Mandarin and Korean food vocabulary. Today, it’s time for French!

  • Food = Nourriture
  • “J’adore la nourriture!” (I love food!)
  • Meat = Viande
  • “Elle ne mange pas de viande.” (She does not eat meat.)
  • Vegetables = Légumes
  • “Je vais acheter des légumes.” (I am going to buy some vegetables).
  • Bread  = Pain
  • “Il y a du pain à la boulangerie.” (There is bread at the bakery.)
  • Cheese = Fromage
  • “Ce fromage pue.” (This cheese stinks.)
  • Wine = Vin
  • “Je bois du vin tous les jours.” (I drink wine every day.)
  • Cake = Gâteau
  • “L’enfant a un gâteau.” (The child has a cake.)
  • Egg = Œuf
  • “Un œuf, s’il vous plaît.” (One egg, please.)
  • To eat = Manger
  • “Tu dois manger à notre restaurant!” (You should eat at our restaurant!)
  • To drink = Boire
  • “Il ne faut pas boire trop de café.” (One must not drink too much coffee.)

What’s your favorite food word in French? Which languages would you like to see featured on our blog? Let us know!

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

Finger Foods of the World

There are so many different cuisines in the world, all with their own ingredients, flavors, and textures. However, if there is something they all have in common, it’s finger food. Nearly every country has its own type of finger food. Let’s have a look at a few of them!

Onigiri: Onigiri is a Japanese rice ball with a bit of seaweed at the bottom, allowing them to be held easily without dirtying your hand. They may be made with plain sticky rice or grilled rice with soy sauce, and filled with a variety of ingredients such as salmon, pickled plum, or cod roe.

Lumpia: Fans of Filipino food love lumpia, a fried egg roll eaten by hand and often dipped in sweet & sour sauce. One of the most popular varieties of this dish is Lumpiang Shanghai, which is filled with ground pork or beef, minced onion, carrots, and spices.

Samosa: Samosas are fried or baked shells filled with savory fillings like mashed potatoes, mixed spices, and peas. Though they are now popular finger foods all around the world, they are especially popular in India and Southeast Asia. Samosas are often served with seasoned rice and dipping sauce.

Dolma: One of the most common finger foods in the Mediterranean is the dolma, or grape leaves stuffed with vegetables such as tomato, pepper, onion, zucchini, eggplant, and garlic. This is quite a refreshing dish, especially when served with yogurt sauce and fresh, crunchy vegetables on the side.

Pasty: Some foodies in Europe may be familiar with pasties, a very common finger food in the UK. It is made by baking a flaky pastry dough around a filling. The filling is usually made with various meats and vegetables. A side dish is not necessary for this dish, as it’s quite a warm and hearty meal all on its own.

Bruschetta: Bruschetta is a simple but tasty finger food from Italy. At its base, bruschetta is a slice of bread topped with olive oil, basil, and tomatoes. Many cooks take it further and add other toppings such as ricotta, prosciutto, or mozzarella. The bread base makes it easy to pick up and munch on without a plate.

Coxinhas: One of Brazil’s most famous finger foods is the coxinha, or chicken croquette. These delicious croquettes are made by filling dough with spiced chicken meat and then frying it until it is crunchy and golden brown. Coxinhas can be served alone or with a mayonnaise-based dipping sauce.

Taquitos: Taquitos are a delicious finger food from Mexico. It is great for people who find tacos too messy, as it is made with basically the same ingredients, but rolled up. However, unlike tacos, taquitos are almost always fried and never soft. It can also be served with typical taco accompaniments like salsa, guacamole, and sour cream.

Fritters: Fritters are eaten as finger foods in many countries around the world. One of the continents in which they can be found almost anywhere is Africa, where people make delicious fritters out of cassava, bananas, and black eyed peas. These fritters can be both sweet and savory depending on the ingredient fried.

Sliders: People living in the USA have many finger foods to choose from, but one very popular option is sliders, or mini burgers. Though most regular size burgers are also eaten by hand, sliders are made particularly small to make eating them even easier. They are often served on a platter with many other sliders so that an entire party can grab a bite.

What are your favorite finger foods? Which ones would you like to try? Let us know!

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.