Try these globally inspired comfort food dishes–made with ingredients that are likely already in your freezer.
People are eating out more than ever–5.9 times per week, on average, according to a recent Zagat survey. This growth in restaurant visits comes with a growing desire for new, exciting and globally influenced menu items that cater to increasingly sophisticated palates.
“Enjoying global cuisine is a way to experience another culture,” says Suzy Badaracco, President of Culinary Tides, a trends forecaster for the food industry. “The current interest in these foods has retreated from global experimentation to a trend toward global comfort foods. That’s why we’re seeing more tradition-rich national dishes instead of lesser-known, extreme dishes.”
A Taste of Adventure
Looking for ways to add global flair to your menu without adding a long list of new ingredients? You can do this with dough.
Many of the world’s favorite foods start with a dough base, which can be rolled out flat (flatbreads, pizza), folded (hand pies, empanadas, pigs in a blanket), or used as a carrier (breakfast biscuits, waffle burgers). With dough as your staple ingredient, you can mix and match fillings and toppings to create many different global specialties.
Chef Ted Helps You Get Started
If you’re looking for inspiration, Chef Ted has developed 12 new recipes using Pillsbury Frozen Puff Pastry, Biscuit and Pie Dough. These Recipes are a fresh new way to use key back-of-house staples, to keep inventory low and minimize waste!
In creating this recipe collection, Chef Ted gathered tried-and-true global flavor combinations, along with a few surprising new twists. Check out the Chicken Tandoori Hand Pies, an Indian-inspired creation, or the Peruvian Pastelitos de Guayaba y Queso, where sweet guava meets savory cream cheese inside tender and flaky Pillsbury™ Pie Dough.
According to the National Restaurant Association, ethnic-inspired breakfast items are one of the top four food trends of 2018. To feed diners’ all-day appetite for unique breakfast items, try Chef Ted’s In Yo Face Breakfast Flatbreads of Spicy Breakfast Bear Claws.
Check out the full line-up of globally influenced comfort food recipes and add a new world of flavor to your menu.