Menu Concepts

February 1, 2016

Party Sampler Platter

from Minor's

Shareable appetizers are a great way to increase check averages, and this concept is a sure-fire party starter! Let diners choose 3 unique hot and crispy appetizers to mix and match, served with of choice of 5 house-made dipping sauces.

Pick Any 5 Dipping Sauces:
• Adobo crema
• Chipotle cowboy ketchup
• Jalapeno ranch
• Lobster remoulade
• Maryland spiced crab dip
Minor’s General Tso’s Ready-to-Use Sauce
• Savory horseradish sauce
• Thai red curry dip
• Umami mushroom aioli

Pick Any 3 Appetizers:
• Breaded broccoli bites
• Crispy green beans
• Fried pickles
• House-made potato chips
• Jalapeno poppers
• Seasoned curly fries
• Sweet corn nuggets
• Sweet potato tater tots
• Texas toothpicks
• Zucchini sticks

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January 28, 2016

Villahermosa Wing Glaze

from Minor's

A sweet and spicy Mexican-inspired wing sauce with smoky chipotle undertones and hints of garlic, brown sugar and cumin.

Combine ingredients and mix until blended. Yields 2-1/2 qts (32 servings):

• 2 cups Vegetable oil
• 2 cups Balsamic vinegar
• 1 cup Minor’s® Chipotle Flavor Concentrate (Gluten Free)
• 1 cup Minor’s Chicken Base NAMSG
• 2 cups Brown sugar firmly packed
• 2 tbsp Cumin, ground
• 2 tbsp Onion powder
• 2 tbsp Garlic powder
• 2 cups Water

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January 28, 2016

Chipotle Chicken Po' Boy Sandwich

from Minor's

This crispy chicken po’boy sandwich gets lots of spicy flavor from a plus-one chipotle aioli. The secret source of umami? My secret can be your secret.

For the sauce, blend mayonnaise, sour cream and Chipotle Flavor Concentrate thoroughly with a wire whip. Now for the secret ingredient— Maggi Liquid Seasoning. Mix it with 1/4 cup olive oil, Chicken Base and white pepper with a wire whip until well blended. Add vegetables to olive oil mixture; toss until well coated. Let sit :20 minutes and toss again. Bake at 375°F for :20-:30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. In a separate bowl, combine Chicken Base with olive oil and toss chicken until well coated. Grill or broil chicken until golden. To assemble, spread mayonnaise mixture on bread and top with chicken and vegetables. Yields 80 oz (16 servings):

• 1-1/2 cups Mayonnaise
• 1/2 cup Sour cream
• 1-1/2 oz Minor’s® Chipotle Flavor Concentrate (Gluten Free)
• 2 oz Olive oil
• 1 oz Maggi® Liquid Seasoning
• 1 tbsp Minor’s Chicken Base NAMSG
• 1/8 tsp White pepper, ground
• 14 oz Onions julienne cut
• 12 oz Mushrooms julienne cut
• 10 oz Red bell peppers julienne cut
• 10 oz Green bell peppers julienne cut
• 2 lb Chicken breast fillet, without skin boneless
• 1 oz Minor’s Chicken Base NAMSG
• 1 tbsp Olive oil
• 2 Loaves French bread

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January 27, 2016

Chipotle Hummus on Naan Flatbread

from Minor's

Satisfying, warm grilled naan flatbread topped with spicy chipotle hummus, diced Roma tomatoes, sliced olives, sweet red onion, and lightly dressed greens. This versatile concept can be served any number of ways— appetizer, small plate, or entree. Allow guests to personlize with a choice of flavored spreads, fresh toppings and house-made finishing sauces.

For Chipotle Hummus
Whisk Chipotle Flavor Concentrate into one quart container of hummus. Yields 1 qt (35 servings):

• 1 qt Hummus, prepared
• 1 cup Minor’s® Chipotle Flavor Concentrate (Gluten Free)

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