I usually opt for something easy for Sunday dinners. This can range from a simple roast – I mean, how hard is it to quickly marinate the meat and plonk it in the oven right? Or one-pot-wonders, where I can just chuck everything in, add some seasoning or sauce, do a little stirring and off I go! Seriously, after having a lazy Friday night where I don’t normally cook, and a Saturday date night, I’d be hard pressed to bother with serious cooking on a Sunday.
While I don’t normally opt for pre-packaged sauces, I do succumb to the ones made especially for Indian cuisine. Why? Because I can’t seem to get the taste right every time I try to do do them from scratch. Believe me, I can make a pretty mean curry from scratch but when it comes to dishes like butter chicken, korma or rogan josh, I’d rather leave it to the experts. Which was why I was super excited to give the Passage Foods, Passage To India Butter Chicken Simmer Sauce a try. My girls; Miss 13 and Miss 11 had a taste test at the recent Kids Business Bloggers BBQ on Saturday and gave it the thumbs up. So now it was up to me to see how easy and how authentic the simmer sauce was.
The pack said that it only takes 20 minutes and all I had to do was to add the meat or seafood and/or vegetables and the sauce. If that doesn’t spell “easy” then I rest my case.
I opted to go with some chicken wings, as I know that’s the family’s favourite. The kids love chicken wings and butter chicken, so why not put the two together right?
The only chopping or cutting I had to do was to split the chicken wings and chop up the carrots. Then, it was a matter of sealing the chicken, adding the simmer sauce and carrots, and finally when it’s all cooked, adding some frozen peas just about 5 minutes before I serve this dish.
The verdict? Miss 11 was licking off the sauce like there was no tomorrow and because I added some extra pieces of chicken wings, we also had it for lunch today. YUM! Tasted even better the next day!
The Butter Chicken Simmer Sauce is just one of the authentic cooking sauces from their Indian range, they’ve also now got their “Street Kitchen” range, which are packs of spices especially designed and put together to create the various dishes you could get from their simmer sauces. The difference is that it makes you feel like you’re cooking from scratch 😉 .
If you’d like to go into the chance of winning one of the 10 hampers they’re giving away, do check it out here! The hamper is valued at $100 and includes The Prepara iPrep Tablet Stand (stand only), 5 Passage Foods Street Kitchen Scratch kits, 5 Passage to India Simmer Sauces and 5 Passage Foods Asian Simmer Sauces. That’s enough to feed the family for a little while. You can also check out their Facebook page over here, to be kept updated with their products and other interesting news!
Have you heard of or tried any of the Passage Foods simmer sauces? How did you find them? Would you be keen to try them out or are you more of the “cook from scratch” type?
*I was given samples of the Passage Foods simmer sauces and scratch kits as part of a goody bag from the Kids Business BBQ. All comments are my own.