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When it comes to fish it's something I love to eat. In my home we eat an awful lot of it though from time to time of course it can be a little boring!
The other day in Sainsbury's I spotted this Hollandaise sauce mix costing about 54p a packet and after checking out the instructions to make it up on the back of the packet I decided it sounded simple enough to make and decided to give it a whirl!
White and yellow plastic squarish packet that is yellow and white in colour and on the front of it there is a picture of salmon with the sauce on the front and I'm told it (S) Shwartz Hollandaise Sauce Mix and that it contains no hydrogenated fat, no added preservatives and no msg and I'm also told it makes up 4 servings. Other information on the back of the packet includes being told what it is, I'm told what else I need to make the sauce up, directions for use are given, nutritional information, ingredients are listed, the size is stated (which in this case is 25g) and contact details for Schwartz are given.
What it Is:
A creamy savoury sauce with lemon juice, butter and egg.
What You Need:
1 packet Schwartz Hollandaise Sauce Mix
300ml (1/2 pint) milk
25g (1oz) butter (optional)
Directions To Make It Up:
On The Hob:
Empty the packet contents into a small saucepan.
Blend in the milk and bring to the boil, stirring continuously.
Add the butter and simmer for 1-2 minutes, until sauce has thickened.
Empty packet contents into a microwavable bowl.
Blend in milk.
Cook on high for 4 minutes, stirring every minute until thickened.
Add butter and cook on high for a further minute or until butter has melted.
Stir well before serving.
Well this sauce really is very simple to make up and all you need to do is follow the instructions given...and that is really easy to do lol!
I always make this up then cook it on the hob to be honest, my Mum does it in the microwave though as that is her preferred method!
It's a fine yellow powder that has a slight buttery aroma to it, it blends evenly and really well and then of course you heat it up.
When heated up you have a semi-set light yellow sauce which is of good consistency and looks rather glossy. Taste wise it is buttery but still light and when poured on hot food (such as fish) it doesn't melt to water but holds itself really well.
This is really tasty sauce that really does compliment food very well. Not too heavy and for me all round it's a fab sauce really due to it's ease of making it right through to the taste! Try it with salmon or any fish of your choice!
Nutritional Information Per 25g:
Energy: 99 Kcal
of which sugars: 3.5g
of which saturates: 7.7g