Are you ready to bring your food to life with positive vibes, passion, and personality? A custom sauce is the perfect solution. Sauces don’t just add flavor to dishes – they play an indispensable role in the recipe, add an interactive component, and differentiate good food from mouthwateringly delicious culinary creations. Our talented team of culinologists understands this and is ready to help you discover a world of delicious possibilities. Acting as your global food guides, we can help you explore the intersection of scrumptious international flavors and trending ingredients. To get started, let’s peruse some possibilities! Below we’ve listed ten custom sauces with global flair that you can use to reenergize and revamp your menu.
Flavor Profile – A staple of Korean cooking, Gochujang is a spicy-sweet paste made of red chili peppers, fermented soybeans, rice, and salt. It adds a rich umami flavor that complements countless dishes.
Application – Elevate your Korean-inspired menu with this traditional ingredient. Jazz up an authentic bibimbap with rich Gochujang Sauce to deepen the flavor. Or, bring a little heat to spicy pork bulgogi with a Gochujang Marinade teeming with fresh garlic and ginger.
Flavor Profile – Originally made from honey, chilis, and jalapeño peppers, this versatile sauce has evolved into many avatars with the use of hotter and spicier peppers like habaneros and ghost peppers. Hot honey has seen triple-digit growth on menus in the last few years, acting as a drizzle, sauce, or dip – or even an exciting ice cream topping!
Application – Add sweet heat to your customer’s go-to pizza with Hot Honey Drizzle – or take it one step further by serving a Hot Honey Garlic Dip. The sticky, syrupy texture with a kick of heat will give the pie some surprising pizzazz. Or, toss this trending flavor onto chicken wings, chicken nuggets, or crinkle-cut fries for a punch of fiery sweetness.
Flavor Profile – A creamy and luscious sauce with a hint of sweetness, this mayo is comparable to conventional mayo. Perfect for vegan and non-vegan mayo lovers alike!
Application – Elevate your plant-based sandwich and burger menus with Creamy Vegan Mayo. Slather it on a green goddess sandwich or black-bean burger packed with fresh, crunchy veggies. Or, toss it with baked potatoes sprinkled with seasonal herbs to serve as a delicious potato salad. Yum!
Flavor Profile – Mango chutney is a classic Indian condiment composed of ripe mango, mustard seeds, and chili flakes to add some spice. Think of it as a refreshing sauce oozing with tropical fruity notes.
Application – Looking to revamp your Indian-inspired menu? Serve Mango Chutney atop stuffed parathas or create a dip for tikka wraps. Add value to frozen veggie snacks like samosas by including Mango Chutney in small pouches or a dip cup. Convenient and crave-able!
Flavor Profile – Hailing from southern Thailand with Indian and Malay influences, Massaman is mildly spicy with sweet and tangy notes. It’s an exotic blend of creamy coconut milk, lemongrass, and the peppery spice of galangal. Help your consumers discover this fusion of flavors!
Application – Toss grilled chicken and vibrant veggies in Massaman Curry and serve on a bed of steamed sticky rice. Offer it hot and fresh in your restaurant, as a convenient ready-to-eat meal, or as a comforting soup. So many possibilities!
Flavor Profile – A Japanese sauce crafted with key ingredients like ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, mirin, and oyster sauce, tonkatsu sauce is a thick condiment with big-bold flavors. Tart, spicy, sour, and sweet, it’s simply irresistible.
Application – Take advantage of the boundless love for Asian flavors like chicken katsu and pork tonkatsu, two satisfying Japanese comfort foods. Serve these crispy fried cutlets with steamed rice, crunchy shredded cabbage, and a drizzle or dip of tempting Tonkatsu Sauce.
Flavor Profile – A hot chili-pepper paste found in Moroccan cooking, harissa is ideal for flavoring meats, stews, and vegetables. This spicy, sweet, and smoky sauce includes roasted bell peppers, chili peppers, and habanero peppers.
Application – Bring the heat to your next meal kit with seafood and vegetable stew. Fresh mussels, squid, and prawns complement chunks of red peppers, baby potatoes, onions, chickpeas, zucchini, and, of course, Spicy Harissa Paste, forming a sweet, spicy, and cozy dish. Or, toss Tunisian-flavored chicken wings with Harissa Sauce to dial up your customers’ international flavor options.
Flavor Profile – Arabic for “head of the shop,” ras el hanout is a blend of top-shelf North African spices commonly used to flavor meat, stews, and vegetables. It contains up to 80 unique spices, including coriander, cumin, nutmeg, turmeric, cayenne, and cinnamon. With its earthy, sweet, warm, and rich aromas, it offers fantastic flavor as well as potential health benefits.
Application – Give traditional pilaf a twist with savory beef tossed in Ras el Hanout Sauce – perfect for a meal kit! Top off the richly spiced beef with mint and lemon yogurt to add a bright and creamy layer of flavor. Or, add some intrigue to pot roast with ras el hanout. Build the flavors by slow-cooking the meat with aromatics like onions, carrots, and celery. Then, generously pour over the luscious braising liquid, complete with tomatoes, lemon, mint, paprika, and dynamic ras el hanout. It’ll be jam-packed with enticing flavors!
Flavor Profile – Beautifully sweet and savory, char siu was designed to pair with roasted pork but complements a variety of proteins and vegetables. Crafted using hoisin, honey, soy sauce, sherry, and Chinese five-spice powder, char siu is a versatile, sweet, and savory sauce.
Application – Take your BBQ to new heights with roasted pork slathered in Char Siu Sauce – delightfully juicy, tender, sweet, and savory, it’s not hard to see why this is a classic of Chinese cuisine. Grilled to perfection, it’s typically served on a bed of rice alongside fresh greens.
Flavor Profile – A sweet sauce that brings together cinnamon, maple syrup, butter, and cream, cinnamon maple sauce pairs beautifully with both sweet and savory applications – from chicken and waffles to donuts, cakes, and much more.
Application – Are you ready to sweeten up the frozen food aisle? Pair waffles or mini pancakes with Cinnamon Maple Sauce in a convenient ready-to-heat-and-eat format. Or, why not add a Cinnamon Maple Drizzle to your succulent ham entrée? The warm cinnamon and rich maple syrup work well at all dayparts, from breakfast to dinner to dreamy desserts!
When it comes to flavor-forward custom sauces, you can rely on our food enthusiasts to help you find the balance between comforting and complex ideas. We search the globe for both classic and trending flavors that you can use to carve out your brand narrative. Take your customers on a journey with custom flavor solutions from Giraffe Foods.
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