Fermented chilli sauces to spice up your food.
I’m a big fan of fermented foods. Something of a trend at the moment, the fermentation process means that they can be very good for your gut – in addition to being very tasty. Full of ‘good’ bacteria, eating fermented foods regularly can have all sorts of health benefits including reducing sugar cravings and improving digestion. But, more importantly, fermented sauces can really help lift your food!
That’s where an artisan producer like Orriss & Son comes in. Founded by David Underwood, a Cambridge based chef who is the co-owner of Steak & Honour, the sauces were developed from an idea that David has been working on for the last decade. The small-batch fermented chilli sauces are plant-based and contain no nasty additives. The concept is to have a range of sauces that can transform a simple meal into a culinary experience, with minimal effort.
I’ve got a bottle of ‘Fresh Tendril’ to try which is made with green jalapeno juice, apple juice, cider vinegar, fermented green chilli, sugar, nettles, guar gum and mint. I can taste the mint and nettles – perfect for a carnivore like me to slather on slow-cooked lamb. And, it’s fresh with just a bit of a kick. I want to try it with pan-roasted salmon too.
David helpfully offers two recipes to try with Fresh Tendril – I’m loving the idea of serving it with mackerel with seaweed and radishes. And, for the veggie option, there’s a recipe for flatbreads with freekah, chard and feta that sounds amazing.
There are two more sauces in the range – My Wave is a Piri Piri style sauce based on red chilli juice, red pepper juice, tomatoes, fermented red chilli and dried red chilli while Even Flow is more herbacious and smokey with tomatoes habanero chilli, maple syrup, smoked chilli powder, fenugreek and oregano.
There are ideas for what to cook with each of the sauces on the Orriss and Son website – and I’ve also got a special discount code that will give you 10% off your first order – just use LU10 at the checkout.
And, finally, the lovely people at Orriss have offered me a trio of sauces to give away to one lucky London-Unattached reader. Worth 21.75 they’ll spice up your life for a good while! To enter the giveaway just let me know in the comments what sauce you like the sound of best – and what you’d do with it.
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