Hoisinpeanut sauce

NUTS ABOUT DIP: College food influencer Mai Pham developed this hoisin-peanut sauce with the National Peanut Board.

Menu Mix: A quick dip into the Far East

Umami-packed dipping sauces with complex flavors are key when serving egg rolls, spring rolls, chicken satay, duck wings and more.

In the quest for authentic-as-possible Asian menu items, right down to the dipping sauce served with spring rolls or chicken satay, the right ingredients are key.

“When I attended the Worlds of Flavor conference at the CIA (Culinary Institute of America), one of the biggest challenges for visiting chefs was to find the ingredients they needed,” says Aran Essig, CEC, executive chef at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. “Even in Napa Valley, where you can find so many

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