If you are anything like me then jars of cook-in sauces are essential storecupboard items for busy weekdays when I just want to throw something together for a quick and easy meal, so I was intruiged to try the Meridian Sauces range.
Unfortunately the likes of Dolmio, Uncle Bens and Homepride will be off the menu for many Fussy Foodies but I think you’ll agree that Meridian Sauces are a great find. So far I have tried the Korma and the Mushroom and White Wine sauces and have not been disappointed with either. On boxing day I poured a jar of Meridian’s Tikka Masala sauce over cold chopped turkey, carrots, sprouts and parsnips and popped it straight into the freezer – I think the Christmas dinner curry might end up on the menu later this week so I’ll let you know how it goes!
Creamy Mushroom and White Wine Cooking Sauce – (Gluten, Wheat and Dairy Free Sauces ) – Water, Mushrooms (9%), Soya Milk [Water, Soya Extract], Sunflower Oil, White Wine (5%), Onion (4%), Maize Starch, Glucose-Fructose Syrup, Salt, Demerara Sugar, Porcini Powder, Garlic Puree [Garlic, Acidity Regulator (Citric Acid)], Stabiliser: Xanthan Gum, Vegetable Bouillon [Salt, Potato Starch, Yeast Extract, Flavourings, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Onion Powder, Celery Extract, Acidity Regulator (Citric Acid), Dried Celery, Lovage, Gum Arabic, Pepper Extract, Turmeric Extract, Nutmeg Extract, Lovage Extract], Acidity Regulator (Citric Acid), Flavouring, Chives, Thyme, Black Pepper, Marjoram.
Korma Cooking Sauce – (Gluten, Wheat and Dairy Free Sauces) – Water, Coconut Milk (18%), Tomato Puree, Creamed Coconut (5%), Unrefined Demerara Sugar, Dried Fried Onion [Onion, Vegetable Fat, Potato Starch, Salt], Flaked Almonds (1%), Maize Starch, Ground Almonds (1%), Salt, Garlic PurŽe [Garlic, Acidity Regulator (Citric Acid)], Curry Powder [Turmeric, Rice Flour, Fenugreek, Cumin, Mustard, Ginger, Salt, Black Pepper, Paprika, Nutmeg, Chilli, Fennel], Lemon Juice from Concentrate, Flavouring, Coriander Leaf, Cumin, Acidity Regulator (Citric Acid), Ginger Puree, Chilli Powder.
You can find a limited range of Meridian Sauces in larger supermarkets but you are more likely to find the full range in health food shops or via websites such as www.goodnessdirect.co.uk at a very reasonable £1.79 per jar. It’s not often you find free-from foods that can compete with the regulars on both taste and price but I think Meridian have done it – check out their website for more products www.meridianfoods.co.uk and let us know your favourites.