Sauce me up before you go go
This article was originally published in January 2014
Loaded with flavor, prepared sauces offer convenience and versatility when you’re looking to whip up a quick meal. Take a stroll through our grocery aisles to find sauces that cover a spectrum of cuisines. Here’s just a sampling of what’s in store.
Masala Maza Madras Coconut Curry
Originating in South India, this mildly hot curry is fantastic for rice dishes and also is delicious drizzled over veggies.
Judy Fu’s Black Bean Sauce
Loaded with black beans, garlic and a touch of ginger, this robust, hearty sauce is great in sautés and stir-fries and hails from Seattle restaurant Snappy Dragon.
Annie Chun’s Gochujang Sauce
Indispensable in Korean cooking, gochujang is a unique blend of savory, spicy and sweet. Use it as a marinade, dipping sauce or to give burgers or meatloaf a kick.
Thai Kitchen Peanut Satay Sauce
Fresh-roasted peanuts are slowly simmered with coconut milk, herbs and spices to create this delicious southern Thai specialty. Toss with crisp greens for a new take on salad dressing.
Cucina Fresca Tomato Vodka Sauce
Handmade in Seattle, this rich sauce boasts the bright flavors of cream, basil and vodka. Available fresh in the refrigerated case, it’s just right for your favorite pasta.
Frontera Oaxacan Red Chile Mole Simmer Sauce
Containing ancho chiles, this complex Mexican sauce is the perfect match for chicken and also goes well with pork and tamales.
CIBO Naturals Artichoke Lemon Pesto
Artichoke hearts and fresh lemon juice are combined with Parmesan cheese and garlic for a light, creamy “pesto” that’s available fresh in the refrigerated case.
Rub with Love Ginger Pineapple Teriyaki Sauce
Local restaurateur Tom Douglas developed this classic sauce of garlic, ginger, pineapple, toasted sesame and soy. Use as a marinade or glaze for your favorite meat.