Perhaps you’ve been tasked with making a holiday dinner for your family or friends, or you simply want to try some new gluten-free recipes this season. Either way, we’ve got you covered! Explore various Asian gluten-free recipes, including appetizers, entrees, side dishes and desserts.
Gluten-Free Holiday Appetizers
Start your holiday meal right with a gluten-free, Asian-inspired appetizer. Here’s an idea to get you started!
Wasabi Dip With Crudités
Crudités consist of whole or sliced vegetables, usually served on a tray or platter alongside a dipping sauce. While they’re a French appetizer, this wasabi dip with crudités adds a touch of Japan to this hors d’oeuvre.
Combine San-J Tamari Soy Sauce, mayonnaise, sugar and wasabi paste in a bowl, then cover and refrigerate for at least an hour. Serve this dip on a tray with assorted veggies. It’s that simple!
Gluten-Free Holiday Main Course
You can’t have a holiday dinner without the most important part — the main course! Here’s a delicious, gluten-free entree if you need something to make.
Turkey-Stuffed Pork Loin
Nothing says a holiday feast quite like a juicy, tender turkey-stuffed pork loin. The aroma alone is enough to tantalize your senses.
This main course contains a delicious mixture of turkey sausage, cream cheese, spinach and nutmeg spread into seasoned, boneless pork loin. Brushing the pork with a sweet and savory blend of Tamari and maple syrup enhances the flavor all the more.
Gluten-Free Holiday Side Dishes
What’s a main course without a tasty side dish? Below are some fantastic recipes to try.
Maple Tamari Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Candied Bacon
These maple Tamari roasted Brussels sprouts are a sweet and sizzling gourmet treat, perfect to accompany nearly any main course. Maple syrup and Tamari give way to crisp, hearty Brussels sprouts for the ultimate holiday delight.
Coat strips of bacon in a mixture of brown sugar, maple syrup and San-J Tamari Soy Sauce, then bake them in the oven. Chop them into smaller pieces, then combine with cooked Brussels sprouts coated with Tamari, maple syrup, vegetable oil and black pepper. These pop-in-your-mouth morsels are sure to be a hit.
Maple Ginger Sweet Potato Casserole With Sesame Crumble
This maple ginger sweet potato casserole is the epitome of comfort food — perfect for the holiday season. Combining the flavors of sweet potato, maple syrup, Tamari and fresh ginger, this swoon-worthy side dish will surely please the palate.
After boiling and mashing your sweet potatoes with butter until fluffy, you’ll combine them with milk, ginger, Tamari and maple syrup. Spread this mixture into a sprayed casserole dish. Mix gluten-free flour, pecans, brown sugar, sesame seeds and some more Tamari and butter in a food processor. Spread this mixture over the sweet potatoes and bake until golden brown.
After removing the casserole from the oven, you can broil it for a minute or two if you want to brown the top some more. Enjoy it while it’s hot!
Gluten-Free Holiday Desserts
Last but certainly not least, there’s no better way to complete your ensemble than with a gluten-free holiday dessert.
Chocolate Pecan Pie
Who knew that Tamari could pair beautifully with desserts? This silky-smooth chocolate pecan pie is a prime example!
After microwaving butter and chocolate chips until melted, stir in some Tamari and let the mixture cool slightly. Whisk together maple syrup, eggs, cocoa powder, vanilla and brown sugar in a bowl, then add the chocolate mixture. Pour it all into a pie crust and top with pecan halves. Bake the pie until the crust is golden brown.
Whisk together heavy whipping cream, Tamari and vanilla extract to form the flavorful whipped cream. Serve it with the pie and enjoy the sweet and savory result.
Good Fortune Cookies
With hints of almond, vanilla and chocolate, these gluten-free holiday cookies are a true delight. This good fortune cookie recipe is an excellent solution if you need a unique dessert or holiday party favors.
Combine egg whites, salt, sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract and almond flour to form the dough. Drop mounds of dough onto prepared baking sheets. Place a blanched almond on half of the cookies, then bake them until lightly browned.
Mix Tamari, chocolate chips and heavy cream in a small saucepan, stirring over low heat until the chocolate chips have melted. Spread some of this mixture over the flat side of each cookie without an almond. Sandwich the cookies together, and you’ve got a new holiday favorite.
Enjoy a Delicious, Gluten-Free Holiday Menu
These gluten-free holiday recipes are just the beginning. When you visit San-J’s recipe center, you’ll find a variety of great recipes for any occasion, course or special diet — all featuring our umami-rich Tamari Soy Sauce and Asian Cooking Sauces to add bolder, fuller flavors to your meal.
These sauces are certified gluten-free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization, making them a delicious addition to your holiday spread. Check out some of our favorite recipes, and don’t forget to browse our product selection to enhance your dishes this season.
Happy gluten-free holidays from San-J!