Product Type: Mayflower Sauces / Soups
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Chinese curry as a quick as flash!
Mayflower Medium Curry Sauce Mix
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Mayflower Medium Curry Sauce Mix
Advantages: Tasty, looks like a Chinese curry sauce and its easy to prepare!
Disadvantages: You do have to measure it all out prior to using it out
I love curry and my particular favourite is a Chinese style curry. I often get it from a take-away when my finances allow me to however at times I simply can't afford that luxury and so have to make my own!
So when I spotted this in Farmfoods costing a mere pound a box I decided to purchase it and make my own. I have tried in the past to make a Chinese curry sauce from scratch but with completely terrible results so I though this may help me a long a bit.
The box the mix comes in is red and on the front of it there is a photograph of a a bowl of the sauce and some vegetables in a sauce too and I am told that it is Mayflower 'Chinese Style' Medium Curry Sauce Mix and that it is a 9 portion pack, takes 2 minutes to simmer and the best before date is clearly stamped on. Other information listed on the box includes being told how to use it, ingredients and allergy advice along with storage and nutritional information is also stated, there is a recipe given for chicken curry, the weight of the product is also given which is 255g and contact details for KingAsia foods Ltd (the manufacturer are given) as well. Inside the box there is a large white plastic (rather see through) box of powder. Nice enough box, informative enough etc.
The Sauce Itself:
Well this is a light brown powder that smells of curry really. I can detect the turmeric, cumin and slight aroma of garlic from it as soon as I open it up to use it. To use it you simply whisk up 85g of the mix into 340ml of cold water in a saucepan, bring it to the boil and then simmer it for about 2 minutes, alternatively mix it up as I have just stated above and microwave it for 5 minutes and then once its cooked dribble it over food or put ingredients into it.....it's a very versatile sauce really this one.
For me making a curry though I simply fry off my ingredients first and remove the excess fat, I then mix up the sauce and cook it through and then add it to my ingredients I've just browned and cooked through and let it all simmer for a few minutes and until the sauce is thickened.
This sauce is lovely and ever so simple to use. The measurements I've given you make up a portion for about 2-3 people, me though I think this serves 2 people better, depending on how saucy you want your curry of course!
The sauce is a light brown colour, rather thick when cooked though and looks smooth. It smells of garlic and really to me as Chinese curry should smell. It's a nicely seasoned sauce and doesn't taste overly sweet or anything and all the spices marry together really well making a rich and flavoursome sauce. It does have a mild kick of chillies to it as well though it doesn't give off a mind blowing hotness or anything like that.
I love this sauce and find it really, really tasty, easy to use and it makes me a tasty and authentic sauce in very little time at all!
Nutritional Information Per 100g Of Made Up Sauce:
of which sugars: 2.0g
of which saturates; 1.3g
Available in Farmfoods stores.
Summary: Gorgeous sauce and really authentic!
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