A few weeks ago, I reviewed two of Sacla's new products - the new massive 950ml fridge pack of Italian Tomato Sauce. Well, the other products I received from the range went to the other extreme. They were small 190g jars of Big Bold Italian Sauce containing enough for two servings. Perfect for rustling up a quick dinner for me & Madhouse Daddy Mike if the kids have eaten earlier and gone to bed.and
We received three varieties to try - Vine-Ripened Tomato & Mascarpone, Italian Tomato & Olive and Sun-dried Tomato & Garlic. Here is a quick snap of the Vine-Ripened Tomato & Mascarpone one stirred through cooked pasta. You can see the small chunks of tomato and creaminess of the sauce. I was serving this with meat so it didn't need anything else, but as a one pot dish, you could throw in some diced ham or cooked lardons/bacon pieces, some halved cherry tomatoes and a generous sprinkling of freshly shaved parmesan.
The flavours are robust and authentic so you really don't need to faff about adding any extras if you're tired or in a rush. For an instant supper, you can reheat some leftover cooked pasta in the microwave and just stir through the jar of sauce. It doesn't even need heating because the pasta warms it through enough. That makes it absolutely perfect for 11-year-old Sophie who wants to come home to lunch from her new secondary school literally across the street, rather than going to the school canteen, who may be on her own on some days and who is under strict instructions to use just the microwave, not the gas or oven ! I'd already planned on cooking extra pasta and rice for her to reheat on the days I can't get home but these sauces are ideal for her to cook up a real meal with no problem whatsoever.
As a rough guide, 100g of the Vine-Ripened Tomato & Mascarpone sauce contains 159 calories and 14.4g of fat .
star rating : 4.5/5
RRP : £2.19 for 190g
for more information : http://www.sacla.co.uk
Disclosure : I received a selection of Sacla sauces, in order to write honest reviews.
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