Once upon a time Loyd Grossman used to present 'Through the keyhole' on TV, he used to drawl "Guess whooo's hoouse thiis iis!" to which I used to try and mimic and fail miserably. Now-a-days Loyd Grossman is a food connoisseur, he could possibly have also been heavily into food years ago but unfortunately he wasn't famous for it.
These days Loyd pops up on the telly all the time commenting of these 'Britains best chef/dish/celebrity cook/team of amateurs from the Midlands/etc...' type shows and he always gives good constructive criticism. Not only does Loyd comment on their presentation of each dish he explains their choice of seasoning or lack of seasoning whichever the case may be, proving that he has a good palette.
Loyd Grossman has brought out a range of sauces, I was a bit dubious about how much say 'Loyd' has with the sauces but to be fair they taste really good, so I don't really care if its his 'personal' recipe or not!
Loyd Grossman Tikka Masala
This sauce is spot-on. Think of how a Tikka Masala sauce is from a quality Indian Restaurant and this is exactly how the sauce is. Its not too creamy, quite thick in consistency and very very tasty. I did think there was a little too much red oil floating on the top while it simmered, but it didn't affect the taste at all, if anything it added to the authenticity of the Indian style sauce.
As a family we loved it, all I did was cook some chicken and pour in the sauce when cooked. With white boiled rice and a nan each we had a very nice meal, even Emma enjoyed it as it wasn't 'spicy' but had good rich flavours.
Loyd Grossman Tomato & Chilli
We poured this over some cooked pasta and heated through, we only used half the jar as that was all that was needed as it has good coverage. Our pasta was used as an accompaniment to an outdoor BBQ meal for the whole family.
Luckily we tasted it before we gave it to the little kids as it certainly have the H-Factor!! Only using half the jar was a good thing as after each mouthful you get a good "Hhhhhhh!!!" chilli power kick. Great for chilli lovers this sauce is full of body and will certainly tantalise your taste buds.
This is a good sauce, just a little too hot for me but Andy liked it. My mother-in-law used the rest to coat chicken the next day, she said it was nice as she only used a little and so gave the chicken some ooomph without everyone running for water.
I also have a bolognaise and a pasta bake to try, I'll try these this week and I am looking forward to both of them.
On the Loyd Grossman website all the sauces are highlighted and all the nutritional and allergy information is listed for each product. There is also recipe ideas and menu planning (even for different occasions which is handy).
The sauces are available in most major supermarkets (this information is also on the website for each sauce).