Kayco Offers New Products to Enliven Passover Menus
Forget the Passover Seders of yesteryear. New Jersey based Kayco, America’s leading distributor of both kosher and kosher for Passover foods, brings to market an unexpected selection of Passover food products this season that will make your guests do a double take.
Lasagna, fusilli, and gnocchi are guaranteed to both please and surprise, along with riced cauliflower — the perfect rice substitute for Passover sushi!
That’s not all that’s new from Kayco. Teaming up with the cooking pros featured on Kosher.com, Kayco offers innovative recipes for the eight days of Passover to inspire novice chefs to lift their ladles and pros to “kick it up a notch!”
According to Naomi Nachman, author of “Perfect for Pesach” and a celebrity chef on Kosher.com, “Many of this year’s new Passover products give us the opportunity to push our culinary limits and create holiday menus that are both contemporary and gourmet, but with a twist.”
Moms are looking for easy recipes and portable foods, such as Yehuda Matzo Cinnamon Squares and Heaven & Earth riced cauliflower, said Esty Wolbe, creator of the popular Facebook group “I Don’t Cook But I Give Out Recipes” who blogs at cookingwithtantrums.com. “There’s a plethora of options for gluten free and vegan diets, even paleo friendly foods too,” says Wolbe.
“The new line of Gefen pastas from Kayco cooks up just like regular pasta and works wherever pasta would,” added Nachman. “Pasta’s just the tip of the iceberg, as Kayco offers an exciting array of innovative culinary options this year.”
Passover 2018 selections include gourmet, convenient, and ready-to-serve savory and sweet delights imported from around the world. Look for Watza Crackers (fat free and just 50 calories per serving) and Yehuda Cinnamon Matzo Squares. Spread Passover crackers with Tuscanini’s 50% Real Fruit Preserves, available in both mouthwatering white fig and forest fruits varieties.
New for the holiday are Haddar Panko-Style Crispier Coating Crumbs from Israel and Seasoned Haddar Panko in BBQ, Onion, and Garlic varieties.
Want to punch up your Passover flavors? Try Glick’s BBQ sauce (Hawaiian and Hot Sauces), Gefen Spice Grinders, and Haddar dressing for salads, coleslaw, and more, now available in light varieties.
For times when it’s all about convenience, just open a bag of Beetology’s fresh, vacuum packed whole, julienned, or baby beets. Heaven & Earth’s ready-to-serve brined white asparagus spears and riced cauliflower cook up in minutes.
Also, Sea Castle roasted seaweed snacks are great for topping salads or eating right out of the bag. Wash it down with this year’s The Chosen Bean brand cold brew specialty coffee.
Time for dessert? Absolutely Gluten Free raw coconut chews in cocoa nib and cranberry chocolate are sure to satisfy, along with Gefen Genève Swiss Chocolate in milk, white, and dark chocolate varieties —all with nougat fillings. Save room for and Gefen coconut chips, Shufra chocolate truffles, and Haddar chocolate nut clusters in cashew, pecan, and almond.
“These are most definitely not your grandmother’s recipes,” said Kosher.com editor Chanie Nayman.
Here’s a great way to use your cauliflower rice!
Adapted from Perfect For Pesach by Naomi Nachman, ArtScroll Mesorah Publications, Ltd.
Pareve, yields 4–5 rolls
- 2 (32 oz) bags Heaven & Earth Riced Cauliflower
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon imitation soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 4–5 nori (seaweed) sheets
Avocado, carrot, cucumber, mango, kani sticks, raw salmon, sushi grad raw tuna, sushi grade smoked salmon
- Open the bags of riced cauliflower and make sure the cauliflower is very dry.
- Place the cauliflower into a bowl; add sugar, salt, imitation soy sauce, and vinegar. Mix well; set aside.
- Prepare the filling: Cut the fillings of your choice into long, thin strips. Place each filling component into a separate bowl.
- Assemble the sushi rolls: Place a nori sheet onto a bamboo mat. Spread the “rice” over the nori, forming into a thin layer and leaving a ½inch border at the top edge. Place the filling lengthwise along the center of the sheet. Don’t overstuff with filling or the nori won’t seal when you roll it.
- Roll the nori, using the bamboo mat as a guide, pressing forward to shape into a cylinder. Press firmly to seal the roll. You may want to dampen the edge of the nori with water to help seal the roll.
- Use a damp knife to cut sushi roll into 1-inch slices.
Prepare ahead: You can make the cauliflower rice one day in advance. Store in the fridge in an airtight container. Cook’s tip: Serve this sushi with imitation soy sauce or prepare spicy mayo: Mix ¼ cup mayo with sriracha to taste. You can use cooked quinoa instead of cauliflower rice in this recipe.
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