Product Type: Knorr Sauces / Soups
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Knorr blimey, this was tasty!
Knorr Sizzle 'n Stir Curry
Member Name: englishrose
Knorr Sizzle 'n Stir Curry
Advantages: Taste, flavour, convenience
Disadvantages: Quite oily
Ooh I love these . We had the Korma version for dinner over the weekend, and the best thing is, I thought they had disappeared: We managed to find some in Home Bargains at a reduced price (sorry I don't know how much because my other half picked up the bill!)
I always used to get them from the supermarkets but they seem to have stopped having them in lately, I don't know why.
This sauce comes in two parts, and the two jars are held together securely in a tightly wrapped plastic seal in order that you can get it home in one piece.
If you have never used one of these before, I would recommend that you are very careful when you are removing this wrapper: I found out too late that it has the instructions printed on it, the first time I used this :)
The first jar, the smaller one on the top, is the 'sizzle' part: It's actually a paste, darker brown and glossier in colour than the rest of the recipe, which you add in a wide pan to the meat you are using, and 'sizzle' it, i.e. brown it and seal all the edges. It is actually quite noisy, although not that bad! This paste is really fragranced too, taking a good deep sniff causes your nose to itch. You can detect loads of sweet and hot spices here.
After a few minutes of this, you tip in the contents of the second, larger jar that was on the bottom. This is the 'stir' part. Basically, once this is added, give it a quick stir, then you can turn the heat down and go and watch telly for around ten minutes. The second sauce is much lighter, it's bright yellow and is quite radioactive looking, hehehe, it is also runnier and designed to be 'reduced down'. It splatters a lot too, even on a low heat, so I found that you need a pan with a lid to protect yourself - and so you don't end up having to clean the whole kitchen.
It still smells very highly spiced, but this time it's lighter - you can also smell the gorgeous coconut milk in there that lightens it up and takes the edge off the spices.
These are mainly designed for chicken but you can use any meat you like I suppose. We actually used Quorn pieces because I am vegetarian and it was easier for us all to share the same dish. (The carnivores in the family swear they can't tell, once the sauce is on it, lol)
If you finish the cooking a little early, you leave yourself a bit of extra runniness which can be used for dipping a naan bread into, yum yum. We had this dish just served on plain boiled rice.
Overall I would say that this is a great, convenient curry sauce mix, although I can tell that it contains quite a lot of oil. You certainly don't need to add extra cooking oil to the pan.
Recommended to spice fans!
Summary: a great range of easy to cook curry sauces
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