Move over eggs and hash browns—global breakfast is here! Smithfield invites you along on a culinary journey to discover a variety of exciting, globally-inspired breakfast tastes and trends. The popularity of ethnic ingredients and tastes continues to take consumers along for a delicious ride, and Smithfield has the portfolio of products to help you create the perfect worldwide menu.
Considered the most important meal of the day, breakfast tends to be hearty and protein-rich to get people ready for the day's routine and what better way to do than with Latin-influenced breakfasts? Choose from arepas, which are griddled corncakes, empanadas stuffed with sweet or savory fillings or cachitos, Venezuelan ham-filled crescent rolls. Tapioca, plantains and bananas are also a part of many Latin breakfasts. There are also arepas or empanadas con carnitas, with bold, spicy flavors and spices such as cumin, cinnamon and garlic.
There's no one style of breakfast in India; there are as many delicious variations as there are different regions and different ethnicities. Look for poha (a flattened rice dish with vegetables), egg paratha and tomato jam, or dosa (a lentil and rice pancake with chutney). A delicious Indian breakfast bowl might feature pork belly over chickpea stew with coconut chutney and potato curry.
Again, Mediterranean breakfasts are offered in many styles corresponding with different local ethnicities, and might feature olives, fruits and breads complemented by different styles of ham or salami. For a typical breakfast, diners may find shakshouka, a stew-like dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, peppers and onions, or the classic baba ghanoush. A popular on-the-go item would be a bacon and horta (a leafy green) pita with scrambled eggs, dandelion greens and Graviera cheese.
Although modern Korean cuisine has adopted many aspects of Western breakfasts, traditional spices and flavors are also blended in. wherein Korea, a typical sit-down breakfast menu includes doenjang (formented soybean paste) soup, kimchi and fried egg, and, of course, rice. A pork belly breakfast bowl could feature kimchi, pickled vegetables, hard-cooked egg and steamed rice spiced with ginger, coriander, lemongrass and chili peppers.
Perhaps the fastest-growing ethnic influence on breakfast, Mexican cuisine is ubiquitous on menus in the form of breakfast burritos, chilaquiles, huevos rancheros and more. A typical breakfast includes tortillas, spicy and colorful peppers and beans, and Mexican chocolate drinks or coffee. Convenient items would include breakfast burritos with bacon, ham or sausage, or tortas, sandwiches made with a protein such as pork, toppings including avocado, jalapeno or poblano peppers, tomato and onion, and a sauce like chile verde.
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