Tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday and guacamole and salsa tonnage will be consumed across the land. I’m going to switch things up a bit and serve Teriyaki Meatballs and spicy Asian Chicken Wings. I’m making the meatballs today and will bake them before the game tomorrow.
Many think “teriyaki” is a cooking condiment, like soy sauce. Actually it’s a Japanese cooking technique that includes basting with a sauce. The teriyaki sauce we generally see in groceries is usually a blend of soy sauce, mirin (sweet rice wine) and sugar.
For convenience, I buy the prepared Kikkoman teriyaki sauce selecting the low-sodium version, which has enough sodium for my palate.
It will be big game day so I can’t resist serving guacamole with my Asian-inspired menu. My guacamole heat, however, will be derived from wasabi instead of traditional hot peppers. I also serve the wasabi-guacamole with rice crackers instead of chips.
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