For busy cooks looking for savory dishes with a little adventure, it’s easy to create distinct southwestern fare by featuring a hot new trend – Chile-fired sauces.
“We took some common dishes including nachos and rellenos and developed wholesome entrees that feature Chile peppers including jalapeno, chipotle and pablano varieties,” says Chef Joe Cottage, Mrs. Wages test kitchens.
Chile-fired sauces is a hot new food trend - and now they're easy to make with salsa mixes from Mrs. Wages.
“Everywhere you look, Chile peppers and sauces are becoming a popular menu and ingredient item because you can be adventurous and still control their heat.” Flavor & the Menu Magazine named Chile-fired sauces a top food trend for 2010.
Nacho Chicken & Penne, Chipotle Cheddar Creamy Polenta, and Chicken and Corn Stuffed Pablano Peppers also owe their flavors to Mrs. WagesTM all natural pre-mixed and measured salsa blends that not only feature classic salsa, chipotle and garlic or jalapeño spices, but some of America’s favorite peppers.
Nacho Normal Chicken & Penne - a flavorful hot dish that tastes like chicken nachos, but is served on penne pasta instead of corn chips. It features Mrs. Wages Classic Salsa mix along with pickled jalapeno slices, olives and white wine.
Chipotle Cheddar Creamy Polenta and Pork Tenderloin each share the same southwestern seasoning. Says Chef Joe Cottage: “We crusted the tenderloin and seasoned the polenta with Mrs. Wages Chipotle and Garlic Salsa for a southwestern bridge that brings your side and the pork together. The result is a creamy cheesy side dish that complements the bitterness of the seared pork seasonings.”
Chicken and Corn Stuffed Pablano Peppers is a baked version of the popular stuffed pepper usually served breaded and fried. “We blend the Mrs. Wages Jalapeno Salsa mix with corn, chicken and pepper jack cheese and then stuff the mixture into the milder pablano pepper,” adds Chef Cottage.
Photography and Images
Hi-resolution stock photography of a variety of peppers, entrees and pasta images are available from the Mrs. Wages Online Press Room. Hi-resolution .jpg files of the Mrs. Wages logo can be found in the Images section of the Mrs. Wages Online Press Room.
Additional Digital Resources/Story Angles
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About Mrs. Wages
Mrs. Wages is a division of Precision Foods Inc. Mrs. Wages believes it should be easy for every cook to create and preserve great food with a homemade taste. We offer a variety of salsa, dip, salad dressing, sauce, fruit preservers and pectin as well as unique home-canning mixes for the home and food service categories. For more information and recipes, visit http://www.mrswages.com
Precision Foods, Inc., is a dry blending and packaging food company specializing in providing finished products for customers in the foodservice, industrial and consumer products industries. Visit our corporate web site at: http://www.precisionfoods.com