“ Brand: Schwartz / Type: Ready to heat complementary sauce for fish „
I have previously reviewed Schwatz's low fat dark soy, sesame & ginger sauce for fish as when I am going through a healthy eating phase I tend to opt for the lighter options on certain products. The low fat option I am reviewing here is their zesty orange & dill sauce variety. This sauce is free from preservatives, artificial colours and flavours and I bought my 300g pouch from Tesco for £1.99 although they do sometimes have them on special offer. There are also full fat flavours to choose from.
The sauces come in an easy to open foil 300g pouch and are so simple to use whilst being (as stated on the pouch) a perfect complement to fish. You can heat it either by simmering for2-3 minutes on the hob whilst stirring (be careful not to overheat/boil as this really does effect the taste) or by heating in a loosely covered dish in the microwave on high, again for 2-3 minutes (stirring half way through cooking time).
The pouch states that this goes well with tuna, cod or salmon however, thus far I have used it only with salmon so can only comment on how well it goes with that.
I do really like the low fat options from this range even though I often find that low fat products can be a bit bland or too artificial tasting for my liking. This is quite a sweet sauce because of the orange juice and the dill packs a subtle punch. The sauce is of the consistency of say sweet chilli sauce and is noether too thick nor too thin. The two flavours work really well together and are delicious with salmon. Also, if you are not much of a veggie lover but are having them as a side to your meal, dipping them in the sauce makes them a lot more palatable.
The fact that there are only 60 Kcals and 0.3g of saturated fat in a 100g serving (the pack contains 2-3 servings) is a bonus. The sugar content in this pack like the soy sauce one is rather high: the sugar part of the carbohydrate is 9.2g out of 13.5g although this does often seem to be the case with many low fat foods. I have taken off one star because of this.
What I also like is that on the back of the pouch swartz gives inspirational ideas in how to use their sauces in a recipe so if you feeling adventurous and not pushed for time, give one a go. More recipe ideas can be found on their website: www.schwartz.co.uk.
Once opened, this sauce needs to be refrigerated and kept in an airtight container and be consumed within 3 days.
Allergen Advice: Contains Milk.
I would highly recommend this sauce whether or not you are counting the calories as it is a tasty way to eat your fish.
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