Kikkoman Panko Bread Crumbs are made fresh from specially baked, crustless bread. With an oblong shape, Panko crumbs are larger, crispier and lighter, so they coat without “packing” like regular bread crumbs, allowing foods to stay crispier longer. Unlike cornmeal breading or the traditional Italian bread crumb seasoning, Panko bread crumbs are delicate and crisp, which makes them the ideal choice for baked or fried foods. Try Panko, and see — and taste the difference. You’ll never go back to ordinary bread crumbs again!
Kikkoman also came out with their very own Ponzu or citrus seasoned soy sauce. To my knowledge, they are the only company to carry this latest Japanese flavoring on American supermarket shelves. Ponzu sauce is very similar to soy sauce but with a thinner and watery consistency. It has the perfect balance of salty, tangy and sweet to enhance a wide variety of dishes.
Asian Noodle Salad
Cold weather has caused me to stock up on heavy comfort foods this winter but I’ve been yearning for lighter dishes. The pairing of fried shrimp with chewy noodles in a crisp greens creates the perfect balance of a light and filling meal. The Panko bread crumbs create a light and crispy crust while keeping the shrimp juicy and flavorful. The combination of crunchy shredded carrots, bean sprouts, juicy cherry tomatoes, crisp greens, sweet mango, and chewy JapChae noodles is bursting with sweet and savory textures. The addition of ponzu sauce brings the balance of sweet and savory to another level.
Asian Noodle Salad feat. Kikkoman
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- 1 lb shrimp, de-veined and de-shelled
- 1 c All purpose flour
- 1 c Kikkoman Panko bread crumbs
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tbsp Season All
- 6 c Mixed greens, torn
- 1 c Cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 c Carrot, shredded
- 1 c Bean sprouts
- 1 Mango, cut into bite size pieces
- 1 c JapChae, cooked
- 1/4 c Peanuts
- 1 bottle Kikkoman Ponzu Sauce
- Season de-veined and de-shelled shrimp with Season All or any other seasoning of your choice.
- Coat shrimp in all purpose flour.
- Dip shrimp into beaten egg.
- Coat shrimp with the panko bread crumbs. Shake off excess between each dredging.
- Fry for about about one minute, no more than two minutes, until golden brown. You want the shrimp to be juicy not chewy!
- Remove from oil and drain on paper towel.
- Prepare the JaeChae noodles or your choice of Asian noodles by cooking until al dente. Rinse with cold water to preserve the chewiness. Cut into shorter strands and marinate with a couple tablespoons of ponzu sauce.
- Prep the salad bowl or plate and toss in the shredded carrots, mango, bean sprouts, mixed greens and cherry tomatoes.
- Top with freshly fried shrimp and garnish with peanuts.
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