While crucial to baking, you might not know that vanilla in savory dishes enhances the ﬂavor of the dish. To a chef, vanilla in the main meal is not uncommon and likewise, in many of the vanilla producing nations, fish and vanilla go hand-in-hand. Fish or shrimp in a coconut cream and vanilla sauce are common tropical dishes. Vanilla gives depth to chicken and pork dishes and a splash in your favorite BBQ sauce for chicken wings or ribs is delicious.
As an important component of ﬂavors such as chocolate, strawberry, caramel, and coconut, vanilla rounds out the taste by adding creaminess, balancing sweetness, and toning or masking bitterness and acidity.
T. Hasegawa works with unexploited growing regions assuring our customers a supply of the highest quality vanilla beans for our ﬂavors. We aim to help smallholder farmers maintain consistent quality and a sustainable supply so that our ﬂavor experts can work to match taste, aroma, and texture.