From Soup to Nuts
December 2014 Newsletter
From Soup to Nuts: New Coconut Curry Soup Recipe
Since the beginning of time, soups have been a staple entrée in the human race diet, which is most likely why we can find a soup of one kind or another on over 70% of all commercial restaurant menus.*
Another likely reason may be that soups are a great way to experiment with unique and exciting flavors. And there is arguably no better time to introduce a soup to your menu with "hot," new ingredients than when the thermometer starts to drop.
For example, consider this new Coconut Curry Soup Recipe featuring the bold, yet popular, flavor combination of Thai red curry and coconut! Add in some shrimp alongside a few protein-packed slices of Papetti's® Hard Cooked Eggs and you have an excellent soup of the day that is sure to both satisfy and excite your guests throughout the winter months!
*Datassential, MenuTrends, 2014
A Look Ahead: 2015 Menu Trends
According a recent article in Nation's Restaurant News (NRN), Millennials continue to drive menu trends.
This particular consumer segment drove the theme for 2015: "I want what I want, when I want it." Interestingly, this trend highlights what is described as the new "it" egg: scrambled eggs served as a PM entrée.
Other notable flavor trends from NRN:
- Spicy Flavors - dishes that add a little heat
- Sour Flavors - appearing on everything from burgers to beverages
- Flavor without Fat - skipping oils and butter (Egg Whites are an excellent high-protein, low-fat option)
Check out the full list of the 2015 menu trends here.
"Hot Restaurant Menu Trends for 2015," Nation's Restaurant News, November 7, 2014
As a nutrient dense, high-quality protein, eggs help with satiety, making them one of the most cost-effective (not to mentioned delicious) ways to satisfy your guests!
Most Popular Recipe: 2014
With an enticing crunch, this protein-packed recipe was viewed more frequently than any other in our database throughout 2014. Have you seen it?