Ilumi Sauce Summer Recipes
Ilumi have just launched some new sauce recipes for the summer and asked me to try them out. I had tried some of their other packets before and enjoyed them, so wanted to see what their other flavour pouches offered.
'Our team of chefs and nutritionists are creative and allergen-savvy: they know which ingredients are safe, and how to combine them to create delicious meals you can trust. After all, food is one of life's great pleasures - but we know you can't enjoy anything until you're 100% confident it's safe.' Although I am not intolerant to any kinds of foods, I feel it is important for these kinds of dishes are tasty enough for everyone to eat.
The first recipe I tried was the Kerala Chicken Kebabs using the Illumi Kerala Curry Sauce. The recipe was really simple and easy to make and the end result was delicious. The recipe recommends serving it with leftover sauce, so left some aside before marinating the chicken..something that wasn't mentioned in the instructions. I had some sauce leftover which I took to work the next day and enjoyed in the remaining rice and chickpeas.
I then tried the Red Thai Curry Naan Breads using the Aromatic Thai Red Curry Sauce, which had a nice warmth, without too much spice. I liked the sauce with naan, but personally prefer eating the naan as something to dip while they are still cripsy.
The Soy & Ginger Stir Fry Beef Platter (using the Illumi Sweet Soy and Ginger Stir Fry sauce) also recommended marinating the meat, whilst serving some sauce on the side. I therefore only used half the packet for marinating, saving some for serving. I particularly enjoyed the crispy noodles in this recipe. As I am not a lover of beef, I also tried the recipe with chicken which worked particularly well.
I made the Sticky Sweet Chilli Chicken Wings recipe (using Illumi Sweet Chilli Stir Fry Sauce) with chicken breasts as I prefer it to boney wings. The packet has a lot of sauce, and I felt like although the flavour was great, the texture didn't get sticky enough, but still worked really well with rice to mop up the juices.
The last recipe I tried, was the pizza made from the Illumi Tomato and Herb Sauce. I found some pizza bases to which I tried both suggestions of toppings. The flavour of the sauce was nice and fresh working well with the Italian style topping and made a nice and easy dinner.
For more information and sauces from Illumi, visit their website.
Disclaimer: I was sent these sauces from Illumi to try, but as always, opinions are my own.