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Meridian Sauces

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.
free from wheat, gluten and dairyUnfortunately 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.

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    January 12, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Well, I had the Tikka Masala sauce last night and it was really tasty. A mild and quite creamy curry – it went perfectly with the turkey, carrots, parsnips and sprouts!

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