Happy New Year!

As this year comes to a close, and we look forward to the new year, I would like to thank all who have supported our little start-up. From the initial focus group who gave feedback, to the store owners that took a chance on our products, to everyone who tried it and purchased it, and everyone in between, a heartfelt thank-you! Your support and encouragement has been overwhelming. I would like to wish everyone a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year! I look forward to meeting more fans of our products in the coming new year and getting your feedback. Hopefully, together, we will expand the recipe ideas and create a growing community of people who enjoy good food and good times sharing our experiences and ideas on how to use our products

Just A Winter Time Thought

As we head into cooler, wetter, snowier days most will not be grilling outdoors. A good friend (and fan) reminded me to mention that as we use our ovens more during the winter months to remember that there is some sugar in Obaachan Sauce Company’s yakitori sauce. So, when you are cooking in the oven, add the sauce in the final 15 minutes or so, this way the sauce will caramelize nicely to what you are cooking and not burn. Just as you will note in the spicy wings recipe, after baking for 45 minutes at 425, I remove the wings and coat them with the sauce, then return for an additional 15 minutes. Keep an eye on what you are cooking as your oven may run hotter or cooler than mine. Also, when sautéing, I usually add the sauce for the final 3-4 minutes before removing. Happy Holidays to ALL!

Spicy Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Mike M., of Long Beach, CA, the self proclaimed King of Chicken Salad sent in this recipe. He said he has made many different types of chicken salad sandwiches but, by far, his favorite is the one he made with Obaachan Sauce Company’s Spicy Yakitori sauce. Thanks Mike! We made it tonight and it was a hit at our house too!

Here’s what we did:

Wash and trim two boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Pat dry and cut into half inch cubes. Heat one tablespoon of oil over medium high heat and add chicken, stirring occasionally, until it starts to brown (about ten minutes). Then add one quarter cup of spicy yakitori sauce and mix into chicken to coat. Continue stirring until caramelized, about three to four minutes. Remove to a glass bowl to cool, then cover and refrigerate to chill. When chilled, add about a third of a cup of whole or chopped cashews, 10 ounce can (drained) of mandarin oranges, one half cup of grated jack cheese (or your favorite cheese), and two tablespoons of real mayonaise. We also chose to add two stalks of green onions, finely sliced. Combine all the ingredients in the bowl the chicken was chilled in and mix well. Serve on your favorite bread. For us, this made three large servings. Well Mike, the vote is in, and it was a hit at our house too! Long live the king!

 

spicy yakitori chicken salad on fresh baked sourdough

spicy yakitori chicken salad on fresh baked sourdough

Baked Chicken Wings for the BIG Game!

Here is a wing recipe even my wife liked! Plus, it’s easy clean-up. About 15 minutes of prep time, and about an hour total cook time. Items needed; sharp knife, cutting board, zip-lock bag, mixing bowl, oven pan, and heavy-duty aluminum foil. Ingredients; 4.5 – 5 pounds of chicken wings, bottle of spicy yakitori sauce, chili garlic sauce (for hotter batch), and 2 tablespoons of oil.

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Then, wash and cut chicken wings into drumette and wing, discard wing tips. Starting out with 4.5 pounds of wings gave me approximately 15 of each piece for a total of 30 “wings.” Place drumettes and wings into a zip-lock bag and add 2 tablespoons of oil and mix well to coat. Next, line oven pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil and place wings onto foil and spread out evenly. You may lightly salt and pepper if you prefer.

oil coated wings spread on heavy-duty aluminum foiled pan

Place into oven at 425 degrees for 30 minutes. At the end of 30 minutes remove from oven, take half of the wings and place in large bowl.

mix wings in spicy yakitori sauce to coat well

Pour in a half cup of spicy yakitori sauce over the wings and coat well. Place wings back onto foil and pour remaining sauce over the wings evenly. Next, for those of you that like it spicier, place the other half of the wings into the same bowl. Mix one half cup of spicy yakitori with 2 tablespoons of chili garlic sauce and pour over wings.  Mix well, return to pan, and pour remaining mixture over wings to coat.

wings coated with spicy and extra spicy mixture ready to be caramelized

Return wings to the oven at 425 degrees for another 15 minutes to caramelize the sauce to the wings. Remove and enjoy! We sure did.

finished wings, nicely caramelized and ready to eat!

plated wings in front of the two main ingredients used to make this dish

a great game time snack!