My Favorite Sauces I Can't Get through the Dinner Without
My family are mostly meat eaters, so for us it's important to get different sauces in the fridge ready to use any time we need. It's not a secret that sauce can add new flavor and unique twist to the most common dish you might be sick and tired with. So, after experimenting for some time we have narrowed down 4 sauces we frequently buy. Plus my boys love pasta and it goes well with tomato sauce. Here I will tell you what sauces we love and how I use them when preparing meals.
1. The Original Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce.
All natural Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce is a traditional British sauce that has been in the market since 1835. What does Worcestershire sauce taste like? Well, it has a distinct anchovy flavor combined with garlic, onion and clover. It's a mix of sour and sweet flavors due to the unique combination of ingredients. Tamarind and vinegar contribute to its sour taste while molasses and sugar add sweetness to the sauce. Plus, it' s a little bit spicy. All this ensures rich sauce flavor which is a staple in the UK, U.S. and many other countries.
How to use Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce? I use it to marinade all types of meat for at least an hour before grilling. I know that Worcestershire sauce is also added to Bloody Mary and Caesar salad, but I use it for meat only.
Even though the sauce is very popular it is also one of the most affordable one. It costs around $5 and is widely available in Target, Walmart, Costco, Ralphs, and other grocery stores. When I have a chance to grab a coupon or come across a buy one get one 50% off deal I always stock up on products I use often, and Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce is one of them.
2. Worcestershire Sauce Market Pantry.
It is the cheapest variation of the classic time-tested Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce and tastes just as good. The only difference though is that the taste of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce is richer and more distinct. The cheaper version comes in a plastic bottle and contains ingredients you won't find in the Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce, such as xanthan gum, a popular additive used as stabilizer, and onion concentrate. This sauce costs just $2,69.
Well, personally I wouldn't spare an extra couple of bucks and would rather buy Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce. Why should I get the poor-quality replica if I have a chance to get the original? $2 is not a big price difference to sacrifice on quality.
3. Bragg Liquid Aminos Soy Protein Seasoning.
I used to buy classic soy sauce, but now I've switched to this soy sauce alternative as it is milder and a little bit sweet. I find its taste more pleasant and enjoyable compared to that of traditional soy sauce. In fact, it even makes a healthier choice as it is vegan product free of wheat and gluten. People with allergies can use it without fear and at the same time the taste and texture of Liquid Aminos is identical to that of a traditional soy sauce. Bragg Liquid Aminos Soy Protein Seasoning costs around $5 and is available for sale in any grocery store. I used to buy products instore and clipped newspaper coupons to save on my grocery shopping. Now I shop online and use apps to find coupons and grab deals. I like to be able to order from different stores to save more and take advantage of the best offers. Because when you shop at the physical location you will buy there all the products from your shopping list, and not all of them could be the best deals.
4. Trader Joe's Tomato Ketchup with Black Summer Truffle.
All men in my family love pasta and this ketchup imported from Italy is their favorite. Minced black truffle adds an unusual flavor which is delicate and at the same time unique. The consistency of the ketchup is quick, but it is free from artificial thickeners. I also like that it is in a glass bottle, and the bottle shape is rather offbeat. It both tastes and looks good! Tomato Ketchup with Black Summer Truffle costs $3.49 at Trader Joe's.