I do love to experiment in the kitchen and give ordinary meals a bit of a boost with lots of herbs and spices, so I was pleased to be offered the new Hot Sauce range from Heinz to review.
The sauces come in three different heat levels of medium, hot and very hot and in a variety of flavours so there is something to match every dish and to liven up your meal time.
Chipotle and garlic was my favourite. It isn't too hot but it had a lovely smoky flavour and it is great for splashing on meat for a bit of heat without being overpowering. We used this in some chilli con carne too which was delicious!
The Mr preferred the hotter versions of Green Jalapeno which is perfect to spice up pizza, pasta or soup and Yellow Habanero which we both enjoyed with stir fried pork and noodles as a recipe card supplied suggested.
Simple Spicy Stir Fry
250g roast pork, cut into lardons
3 spring onions, finely sliced
2 celery stalks, finely sliced
1 carrot, peeled and finely grated
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 slice fresh ginger, crushed
1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
400g Annoy straight to wok noodles
200g bean sprouts, rinsed
10ml Heinz Hot Sauce - Yellow Habanero
Heat the wok on a high heat and add the oil
Add all of the vegetables and stir-fry for 2 minutes
Add the pork lardons and stir-fry for 1 minute
Add noodles to the wok and toss well over a high heat
Take off the heat and stir through Heinz Hot Sauce - Yellow Habanero
We really enjoyed this recipe. Yellow Habanero is the hottest of the Hot Sauce range but it was still fine for me as only a small quantity is used. We skipped adding the celery and left the pork as diced as we prefer it that way but I adjusted the cooking time accordingly. This is a meal that we would have again as it takes very little effort or time yet is packed with veg and flavour.
You can use the sauces to enhance your every day meals by splashing a small amount over your food or you can use it within recipes to compliment the flavour. A little goes a long way as you only need a very tiny amount. The colours of the sauces are really attractive and the bottles allow you to measure or splash the sauce on with ease.
I'm looking forward to trying these with family in an upcoming Mexican night with fajitas, salsa, nachos and various dips. I'll see just how much heat they can handle!
*We received a food shop and the Heinz Hot Sauce range for the purpose of this review. The opinions given are honest and our own*