Monday, December 26, 2011

Kikkoman Panko Bread Crumbs and my Christmas dinner (with giveaway!)

Yesterday I cooked Christmas dinner for only the second time in my life! Fortunately for me, some of the pressure over making dinner perfect was taken away by the fact that I was cooking for my husband's family, who are all first-generation immigrants from Hong Kong, and who really have no idea of what a "traditional US Christmas dinner" should look or taste like.

This year, Kikkoman offered to help me out with my cooking by sending me an assortment of products and recipes.  After looking through all the yummy recipes (which you can and should! browse here), I decided to make the Green Bean Casserole with Panko Bread Crumbs.
I am, admittedly, not a fabulous cook, so I appreciated the simplicity of this recipe.  After just a few simple steps, I was pulling a savory, crunchy, green bean-filled casserole out of the oven. And it was a big hit with the whole family! I really liked the crunch that the panko topping gave to this casserole. I'm definitely keeping this recipe around to use again in the future.

In addition to the Panko Bread Crumbs, Kikkoman sent me a number of other products including Ponzu Sauce and Teriyaki Sauce (all are delicious!) and a product that we had not tried before, the new Kikkoman Kara-Age Soy-Ginger Seasoning

This was a HUGE hit with Daniel and I and the kids. It's really simple to use- I just cut up some chicken, threw the seasoning and the chicken in a bag, shook everything up and pan fried the chicken.  After just a few minutes, we had nice crispy, seasoned chicken for dinner. So delicious and so easy!

Kikkoman wanted me to let you all know that there's a buy-one-get-one-free coupon available here that you can use if you want to stock up on some Kikkoman products. And Kikkoman is also letting me host a giveaway- one lucky reader (US only, please) will win two full-sized Kikkoman products! Enter at the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!
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Disclosure: I received a number of Kikkoman products to review for myself, as well as the opportunity to host a giveaway. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.


SweeTidbits said...

Ahhh...I mis-typed my Google+ name! Lol.
Samantha Hill