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Kikkoman makes it easy to impart authentic teriyaki taste to your summer menu

Teriyaki is one of the most popular flavours of Japanese cuisine. Highly regarded by foodservice professionals and much in demand among your customers, it’s the ideal choice to include on the menu when you want to offer an authentic Japanese taste.

Teriyaki’s versatility as a marinade and basting sauce makes it the perfect complement to red meat, poultry and fish which are sure to feature on the menu during Australia’s beautiful summer months.

Kikkoman, well-known for its tradition of excellence which has made it the world’s leading soy sauce manufacturer, also provides Teriyaki Marinades in two distinct styles to meet the needs of discerning foodservice professionals.

Kikkoman Teriyaki and Stir Fry Sauce imparts depth of flavour for authentic Teriyaki style dishes. Made from a blend of Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce, wine, vinegar and spices, it can be used straight from the bottle as a marinade, stir fry sauce, dipping or base.

Kikkoman Thick Teriyaki Marinade and Sauce is ideal for glazing grilled and barbecued food. Used to coat meat, poultry or fish for grilling, roasting and basting, it will ensure a rich and distinctive flavour in just seconds, while tasting as though you’ve spent hours in preparation.

Kikkoman Thick Teriyaki Marinade and Sauce comes in a 2 litre bottle, while Kikkoman Teriyaki and Stir Fry Sauce is available in 2 litre bottles as well as an 18 litre bottle which is a cost-effective choice ideal for bulk use.

Thanks to Kikkoman, it’s simple to add the authentic flavour of teriyaki cuisine to your barbecued and grilled food this summer – and if you need a little inspiration, just visit the Kikkoman website at www.kikkoman.com.au where you’ll find an extensive range of recipe ideas showcasing just what can be done with this fabulous flavoursome marinade.

Here’s just one example – Teriyaki Glazed Beef Burgers allow you to take advantage of the growing popularity of burgers while offering something a little different, by combining them with that terrific teriyaki taste!

 

Teriyaki Beef Burger

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves 4

400g beef mince

1 red onion, finely chopped

1/3 cup continental parsley, chopped

1 tblsp (20ml) tomato sauce

1 tblsp (20ml) Kikkoman Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce

1 egg, beaten

Olive oil spray

4 large slices tasty cheese

4 rashers bacon, rind removed, halved

4 wholemeal rolls or hamburger buns, split and toasted**

4 tblsp (80ml) Kikkoman Thick Teriyaki Marinade and Stir Fry Sauce

3 iceberg lettuce leaves, finely shredded

2 tomatoes, thinly sliced

8 slices beetroot

4 pineapple rings/Mayo (optional)

 

Combine mince, red onion, parsley, tomato sauce, soy sauce and egg in a large bowl, using your hands to kneed until fully mixed together. Shape the mixture into four 2cm thick round patties, place on a plate, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes* for flavours to develop. Meanwhile, preheat barbecue hot plate to medium and spray with oil. Preheat oven to 150 deg C.

Remove patties from refrigerator and cook for 3-4 minutes each side or until almost cooked through. Transfer to an oiled baking tray. Place patties in oven first and cook for a further 4-5 minutes before coating them with Kikkoman Thick Teriyaki Marinade and Stir Fry Sauce, then add the cheese slices. Top each burger with the cheese slices and bake until cheese starts to melt. Meanwhile, add bacon to hot plate and cook for 2 minutes each side or until crisp and cooked to your liking.

Spread the bases of the rolls with the mayo if you like. Top with lettuce, tomato, beetroot, pineapple rings if using, patties and bacon. Drizzle each burger with extra Thick Teriyaki Marinade and Stir Fry Sauce. Cover with bun tops and serve immediately.

*Tip: beef mixture can be prepared several hours before and refrigerated until required. Alternatively, the beef mixture can be prepared well in advance, shaped into patties then frozen. Defrost when required.


** Brush buns with oil before toasting to stop sauce from soaking in.

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