Debunking a Culinary Myth

 

We’re all familiar with the four tastes: bitter, sweet, sour, salty. We’ve tasted all of those at some point in our lives. Did you know, that scientists recently add a fifth taste? They did, and it’s called Umami.

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Improving Your Culinary Prowess

 

As some of you may or may not know, our Chef- Lou- had a mid-life crisis of sorts after working as a nurse for 20 years. She decided to follow her passion of cooking and enrolled in the culinary arts program at UVU.

At one point she said this about school, “I have cooked for my family for more than 20 years and I even did some small “catering” for close friends and family. I thought I was a good chef, but then I went to culinary school and found out how much I had yet to learn about cooking.”

Today Chef Lou is going to share some easy culinary tricks to ensure your meal is a hit!

 

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Wonton Chips

Culinary fads are always changing. Our current trend is using Wontons.

Wontons are traditionally found in many Chinese cuisines and are very versatile- usually fried or boiled in many different ways.

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DIY: Asian Pasta Salad

 

This pasta salad is very easy to make with regular ingredients from your grocery store. After one bite this will become your new party go-to-recipe.

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Maifun, or Rice Sticks

 

Maifun, or rice sticks is a Chinese culinary item. It can be boiled for a noodle-like texture or fried.

Recently Chef Lou made up a wonderful lettuce wrap recipe. It had ground pork with just a touch of spice. This makes for a great dinner or as a fun hors d’oeuvre. To adorn the lettuce wrap we fried some rice sticks…

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Does your Caterer make the extra effort?

Benefits of hand-made Stock

These days it’s all about SPEED. It’s who can get you what you want in the shortest time possible. We all have a million things to do and so rapidity is requisite.  However, quality gets slashed into bits when speed is the prerequisite. Are cheap plastic toys made in China coming to your mind?

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DIY: Mango Salsa

We love Mango Salsa.

It’s good with chips, over fish, on appetizers…we could eat it with anything! As with most of our food, we hand-make our mango salsa. That way, our chef’s make sure that you are getting the best quality for your food. It looks better and tastes better than other salsas from a can.

 

Mango Salsa

Lou Crandall, Savory Catering
makes approx 2 3/4 cup or 24 oz.

Ingredients
2 regular mangoes or 4 Ataulfo (champagne) mangoes, peeled, seeded and medium diced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced small
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion
2 TBLS lime juice
1 TBLS cider vinegar
2 TBLS fresh cilantro, chopped fine
salt and pepper, to taste
1 1/2 tsp sugar (or to taste)
*optional 2 tsp. Fruit fresh or Everfresh to preserve color

Directions
Combine together all ingredients and let chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour to blend flavors.

Tips
Salsa looks best when made the same day, resist keeping overnight.

 

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