Use Syrups and Concentrates for Both Sweet and Savory Creations

By: Sabrina Huda Sanchez

 

The top recipe videos online are ones with only a few ingredients because everyone wants to be a chef or a barista without needing to go shopping for a large shopping list of items for each. People love versatile products that have multiple applications such as a flavored syrup that can be used in your afternoon beverage as well as a homemade vinaigrette for your salad lunch.
Monin syrups and concentrates deliver practical flavors in bold visually appetizing colors. Their innovation team puts an emphasis on including culinary recipes in their large library of cocktails, coffees, and refreshments. Take a look at this list of sweet and savory recipes using the same flavored syrup.
1. Peanut butter syrup
2. Basil concentrate
3. Dragon fruit syrup

 

#1 Peanut Butter Recipes
Social media has helped introduce more ways to enjoy peanut butter than with jelly and bread. This flavor is used in smoothies, protein shakes, energy bites, milkshakes, and overnight oats to name a few. Here are two more to add to your repertoire of peanut butter goodness!

Peanut Butter Nitro Cold Brew with Sweet Cream
Bring the flavor of peanut butter into your morning cold brew. This recipe pairs peanut butter with a familiar flavor of marshmallow fluff. A combination of sweet and creamy you’ll love. Ingredients:
• ¾ oz Monin Peanut Butter Syrup
• 12 oz Nitrogen infused cold brewed coffee
• Sweet Cream Foam:
 3 tbsp heavy cream
 3 tbsp milk
 ¾ oz Monin Toasted Marshmallow Syrup

Directions:
1. For the sweet cream, whip together the heavy cream, milk, and flavored syrup in a bowl until it’s thick with no peaks.
2. In a serving glass, pour flavored syrup, nitro cold brew then top with marshmallow sweet cream.



Peanut Butter Satay Sauce
If you’ve tried Thai cuisine, chances are you’ve had peanuts in a savory dish. From Thai peanut noodles to Thai peanut curry, they utilize peanut butter flavors in many ways. Take the same syrup used in the cold brew drink and apply it to the delicious sauce recipe for your chicken satay (aka grilled chicken skewers).

Ingredients:
• 1 cup sriracha sauce
• ½ cup Monin Peanut Butter Syrup
• 2 tbsp soy sauce
• 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
• 1 tsp minced garlic
• 1 tsp minced ginger
• 1 cup canola oil

Directions:
1. Add all ingredients into a blender, except for the oil. Blend together.
2. While the blender is running, slowly drizzle in the oil until it's completely emulsified.
3. Serve with chicken satay

 

#2 Basil Recipes
Basil has long been a staple in Italian cooking for its fresh aromatic flavor. It is a complimentary herb that brings out the best in many foods, but it can also be a bold addition to your next cocktail too!

Watermelon Basil Margarita
Ready for a change from the classic margarita? Be your own bartender with this unique watermelon basil combination.

Ingredients:
• 1 pump Monin Basil Concentrate
• 1 ½ oz silver tequila
• ½ oz orange liqueur
• 1 ½ oz Monin Classic Watermelon Syrup
• 3 oz fresh sour mix
• Ice

Directions:
1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add in ingredients then shake.
2. Strain into a serving glass full of ice and garnish with watermelon.



German Potato Salad
An essential German potato salad contains red potatoes and bacon, but incorporating basil only boosts the flavor. Take this to your next potluck for a major win!

Ingredients:
• 4 lb Red Potatoes • ½ cup distilled white vinegar
• 1/4 cup finely diced white onion
• 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
• 1 Tbsp. whole grain mustard
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
• 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
• 6 pumps Monin Basil Concentrate

Directions:
1. Boil the potatoes for about 20-30 minutes.
2. Drain them and cool before cutting them into ¼-inch slices.
3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the vinegar, onion, parsley, mustard, garlic, sugar, oil and basil concentrated flavor and whisk until well incorporated.
4. Dress the potatoes with the vinegar mixture and cover tightly and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.



#3 Dragon fruit Recipes
One of this year’s emerging trends is enchanting experiences. Consumers want things to help them escape such as exotic flavors. Dragon fruit is an exotic flavor that is taking menus by storm. Use the dragon fruit syrup to prepare sweet and spicy wings then wash it down with a refreshing lemonade. Dragon fruit Lemonade
Tart and sweet is just what a warm Spring afternoon needs! Lemonade is a timeless enjoyment with so many variations and this bold beautiful dragon fruit may become your new favorite!

Ingredients:
• ¾ oz Monin Dragon fruit Syrup
• ¼ oz Tea Zone Fructose (or simple syrup)
• 1 oz fresh lemon juice
• 7 oz water
• Ice

Directions:
1. In a cocktail shaker with ice, add in ingredients then shake.
2. Strain into a serving glass full of ice and garnish with watermelon.



Air Fried Chicken Wings with Dragon fruit Wing Sauce
Toss this sweet and spicy sauce over some air-fried chicken wings and you won’t regret it!

Ingredients:
• 2 lb chicken wings
• Salt
• Peper
• Grapeseed Oil
• Sauce:
 ½ cup Sriracha sauce
 ½ cup Monin Dragon fruit Syrup
 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
 1 tsp soy sauce
 ½ tsp fresh minced garlic

Directions:
1. Pat down chicken wings and toss in salt, pepper, oil.
2. Evenly space out the wings in the air fryer basket.
3. Air fry for 8 minutes at 400°F on each side.
4. In a mixing bowl, whisk together all the sauce ingredients.
5. Toss the cooked wings with the sauce and serve!



 






 

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