Seasonal Autumn Ingredients

Autumn has officially arrived in the northern hemisphere. To celebrate, let’s have a look at some seasonal Autumn ingredients!

Squash

Squash is everywhere in Autumn cooking, especially butternut squash, kabocha, and pumpkins. Pumpkins are usually used in sweet recipes such as pumpkin pie, but most other squashes are used in a variety of savory dishes. These meals can be as simple as pan roasted kabocha squash, and as decadent as curried butternut squash soup.

Chestnuts

There is nothing quite like biting into a hot roasted chestnut on a chilly Autumn evening. These nuts can be gathered directly from the tree or bought in bags from the grocery store, then used in a huge range of Autumn cooking. Chestnut desserts like cakes and crepes are especially popular, but we recommend trying them in savory recipes like this chestnut stuffing.

Persimmon

Every Autumn, we are gifted with sweet, plump persimmons. There are actually several varieties of this fruit, each with its own unique but delicious flavor. They are a joy to eat raw, but you can also use them in your home cooking. Persimmon salad is absolutely wonderful, as is persimmon bread.

Mushrooms

If you’ve ever been in a forest in Autumn, you’ve probably noticed mushrooms springing up from the moist soil. Not all of these are edible, so please don’t pick any wild mushrooms without consulting an expert. Instead, try picking up shiitake, portobello, or chanterelle mushrooms at the grocery store and use them in one of these tasty mushroom recipes.

Pomegranate

Autumn marks the art of pomegranate season. The juicy beads inside this fruit resemble rubies, and they taste wonderfully tangy. It can be tricky to remove them, but once you get the hang of it, there are plenty of awesome pomegranate recipes waiting for you to try, such as pomegranate couscous and roasted brussels sprouts with pomegranates and hazelnuts.

What are your favorite Autumn ingredients? 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.

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4 Desserts You Can Make With WN Foods Sauces

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We know, desserts aren’t exactly the first thing that come to mind when you think of WN Foods products. However, some of our sauces CAN be used in sweet recipes, and they taste amazing too! Let’s take a look at desserts featuring 2 of our most versatile sauces, Double Hi Soy Sauce and Premium Sriracha Sauce.

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Brown Sugar Soy Sauce Cake (from Butter, Sugar, Flours)

This recipe is a great example of how a little goes a long way. Just a tiny bit of soy sauce is enough to enrich the beautifully complex flavors in this cake! Enjoy the rich butterscotch and tangy citrus as they dance in harmony across your tastebuds.

Mitarashi Dango (from Just One Cookbook)

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Mitarashi Dango is a traditional Japanese dessert comprised of sweet rice balls covered in soy sauce. Yes, it’s still sweet! The soy sauce is mixed with sugar and mirin (sweet rice wine) to make a warm, sugary glaze.

Sriracha Chocolate Brownies (from Snapguide)

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Ever had spicy Mexican hot chocolate? It’s an unusual combination, but it works, and trust us when we say that it tastes just as good in a brownie. Not too flat and not too hot—just enough to warm you on a cold winter evening.

Sriracha Caramel Corn (from I Am A Food Blog)

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It’s hard to resist good caramel corn. If you add sriracha to it, it becomes IMPOSSIBLE to resist. Crunchy, sweet, spicy… it’s a perfect blend of flavors and textures that needs to be tasted to be believed. Try it out!

Have you ever tried any of WN Foods’ sauces in a dessert recipe? What did you think? Let us know in the comments!

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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.