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5 Easy Appetizer Recipes with Kikkoman Sauces

This summer #LatinaBloggers gave their recipes a kick of flavor with everyone's favorite soy sauce, Kikkoman. For the third year in a row, Latina recipe developers and foodies worked with the brand to add a twist to their appetizer and side dish recipes using the Kikkoman's savory Soy and Teriyaki sauces. This time around, there was an extra challenge and a prize for those participating in the campaign! Two lucky winners, who used only 9 ingredients for each of their recipes, won a trip to Blogalicious 2015! Check out some of the participating recipes below and scroll down to see the winners! Oriana Romero _ Mommyhoods Diary _ Teriyaki Garlic Mushrooms

Mommyhood's Diary 

"We are used to eating mushrooms every way possible but one of our favorite is 'Champiñones al ajillo,' also known as garlic mushrooms. A light bulb came on in my head and I decided to give this traditional recipe a little twist by adding Kikkoman teriyaki sauce. "

Pilar Hernandez _ En Mi Cocina Hoy _ Fried Cauliflower

En Mi Cocina Hoy

"This recipe is easy and can be served with mashed potatoes and chicken or pork sausage or as accompaniment of a pot roast. I used Kikkoman® Teriyaki sauce to make sure I get a delicious taste and nice color."

Denise Browning _ From Brazil to You _Grilled Peaches with Teriyaki Sauce

From Brazil to You

"Grilled Peaches with Mascarpone Cream and Teriyaki Sauce is our ultimate summer creation… a make-ahead appetizer prepared using Kikkoman Teriyaki Marinade and Sauce. This is a dish with salty, sweet, and tangy notes as well as crisp and creamy textures."

Congratulations to the Kikkoman contest winners, Mely of Mexico in My Kitchen and and Adriana of Adriana's Best Recipes!! Check out their winning recipes below.

Mely Martinez _ Mexico in My Kitchen _ Mexican Steak Tartare

Mexico In My Kitchen

"Of course, we love to change things and make them our own, and so the ingredients for carne tártara vary from region to region. Some optional items include capers, olive oil, cucumbers and radishes. So, here you have a basic recipe for carne tártara that you can enjoy and change to your liking! My personal version includes Kikkoman soy sauce, because it is a flavor enhancer and a very versatile ingredient that can be used in many different cuisines (and Mexican food is not an exception)!"

Adriana Lopez-Martinez _ Adriana's Best Recipes _ Teriyaki Chicken Chalupas

Adriana's Best Recipes

"I have always loved the flavor of the Kikkoman Teriyaki Sauce so I decided to create an appetizer recipe inspired in traditional “chalupas” from Mexico and the result were smoky full of flavor Teriyaki Chicken Chalupas, perfect appetizer to start any meal with a mouthwatering bite."

Montejo Tailgate Event at Dodger Stadium

The last few months have been all out #VivaMontejo celebration with everything from recipes, evenings with Maná (Yes, THE legendary Mexican Grammy award-winning rock/pop band) and a savory private dinner at Dodger Stadium prepared by chef Eddie Ruiz of LA's Corazón y Miel. dodger stadium It was such an amazing night, I don't even know where to begin! The kick-off for the event started with Mariachi music, agua chile and spicy Micheladas aka Montejoladas that were created to refresh and wake up the crowd with a burst of flavor. It certainly did the trick! There really is no better way to start off a party, don't you agree? Latina and Latino Bloggers, Youtubers and Viners mingled as they tweeted, Periscoped, Vined and Instagrammed the fun with their online friends.

montejo tailgate event latino creators

Following the cocktail hour, attendees were split up into two groups where they were given the opportunity to either tour the stadium or show off their swing in the batting cage with former Dodger Manny Mota. We're not sure which event was cooler ... Having the entire stadium to ourselves or having a former outfielder give you one-on-one tips.

montejo tailgate event

As the sun started the set, we got the chance to enjoy the stadium by hanging out in the dugout for a bit. Unless you're a player, that's not the kind of thing that typically happens in one's life. Attendees really took this opportunity to take it all in. In fact, I spied a few Creators playing out their Adrian Gonzales fantasies.

montejo dugout tailgate event

And now for the pinnacle moment of the evening - Dinner under the star lit Los Angeles sky on the field to the sound of Cielito Lindo played by a live Mariachi band.

montejo beer at dodger stadium

Chef Eddie Ruiz really outdid himself. Dish after dish just kept coming in starting with queso fundido, which everyone loved. It was packed with chorizo, which was cooked in Montejo and loaded with mushrooms and cheese. The first main dish was called hongo adobado. It was was a marinated barbeque portobello mushroom made with Montejo beer and was super hearty and filling. But not filling enough to stop us from savoring the gallina embriagada, gran bistec and pescado con papas. Oh, and for dessert, we were served a banana bañuelo topped with caramel sauce made with Montejo. The dishes just kept coming out, the music kept playing and we all stayed a bit longer than we expected. It truly was a spectacular evening.

montejo tailgate dodger stadium Thank you so Montejo Beer for a lovely time. We truly got to experience the flavors and culture of Mexico!

monetjo tailgate event at dodger stadium

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Montejo. The opinions and text are all mine.

#LatinaBloggers Connect With #KikkomanSabor

#KikkomanSabor #LatinaBloggers recipes This month we are "kikkin" up the flavor with Kikkoman and our favorite traditional recipes! When you think of Kikkoman, images of  Asian cuisine come to mind. However, this week 40 #LatinaBloggers have been asked to re-invent their favorite traditional recipe using one of four Kikkoman sauces and only six ingredients as part of a fun challenge hosted by Kikkoman. The other catch? The meal must take only 30 minutes to prepare and must be filled with lots of sabor!

#KikkomanSabor and Latina Bloggers Connect

And what is a challenge without an awesome prize? Three #LatinaBloggers will get a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to Kikkoman’s San Francisco test kitchen and spend a day cooking with Chef Helen Roberts. The winners will be hand picked by Chef Helen Roberts based on their use of the product and taste.

Be on the lookout for the #KikkomanSabor hashtag on Twitter and Instagram to check out what's been cooking. You can also follow the action on the LBC #KikkomanSabor Pinterest board .

For more information and to see featured recipes from #LatinaBloggers visit the Kikkoman Sabor website.