Wednesday 30 November 2011

Owen Potts Quick For Cooks Diane Sauce review

When the chance came up to review some Owen Potts sauces and condiments (this is the first of several reviews featuring his products so keep your eyes open for the others coming soon), I loved the sound of the gourmet cooking aids that are perfect for busy mums like me, but thought to myself that I'd never heard of him. Well, he's a bit of a dark horse apparently. The company explain : "A genuine culinary expert, Owen has been developing products behind the scenes for years – if you’ve ever bought a gourmet salad dressing, luxury sauce, chutney or condiment, you’ve more than likely already tasted one of Owen’s creations."

Today I decided to cook a classic Steak Diane with chips (from the Actifry, as you can see !), using Owen Potts Quick For Cooks Diane Sauce. It comes ready made in a sachet that you can either heat in a microwave or, as I did, simmer gently in a saucepan for a few minutes. It comes out looking slightly lumpy but once it's been heated, it makes a thick, creamy, seemingly-homemade sauce.

The packaging describes it as "a creamy, mushroomy sauce that is truly wonderful with steak – or, if you fancy ringing the changes, it's also absolutely brilliant with pan-fried chicken breast." Well, it certainly is delicious with steak so I'll be trying it out with pan-fried chicken too, because Mr Potts obviously knows what he's on about ! The delicate flavours of mushroom and mustard come through the rich creaminess of the sauce, perfectly complementing it. 2-year-old Pierre was the only one in the family who didn't willingly give up his usual ketchup in favour of the Diane sauce and Madhouse Daddy Mike actually mopped up the last drops out of the saucepan with a piece of bread. That says it all really !

star rating : 5/5

RRP : £3 for 250g

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