3 Aug 2012

SUPERIOR STOCKS FROM OWEN POTTS



SUPERIOR STOCKS FROM OWEN POTTS
A MUST-HAVE CUPBOARD ESSENTIAL ALL-YEAR ROUND

Owen Potts’ brand-new selection of delicious stocks offer the perfect way to transform a classic dish into a real culinary delight – ideal for enriching and adding flavour to soups, sauces, tagines and risottos, to name just a few. 


With flavours including beef, chicken and fish, these stocks are great for adding some flair to a home-made soup, bringing a little something extra to a beef stew, or introducing a touch of indulgence to a seafood risotto – safe in the knowledge you’re in the hands of a real food guru.

A genuine culinary expert, Owen is undoubtedly the food industry’s best-kept secret, and has been developing products behind the scenes for years – if you’ve ever bought a gourmet salad dressing, luxury sauce, chutney or condiment, you’ve more than likely already tasted one of Owen’s creations.

Owen Potts’ stocks are made using the very best, natural ingredients sourced from around the world. They are available at an RRP of £2.50 from Tesco.

The Owen Potts range includes everything from store cupboard essentials such as chicken gravy and steak sauce, to classic recipes with a unique twist, such as a mouth-watering cranberry sauce infused with honey, a great-tasting mustard sauce with hints of tarragon and a delectable Spanish dressing blended with roasted peppers and pimenton.

I have tried Owen Potts Chicken Stock, it comes in an easy to use plastic pouch.  The colouring of the product is a good tasty yellow, however the contents do settle inside the see-through pouch which for me is a little off-putting, a good shake and everything mixes together well
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I prepared Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup which I have listed the recipe for below.  The preparation time took me longer than 10 minutes, but I was using products that I had never used before .. to be honest some of them I didn't even know existed!  
The recipe was simple to make (after all the chopping), and I was surprised that even with extra water added and a lot of flavoursome ingredients you could still taste the chicken stocks full flavours as we enjoyed the soup as a family (the recipe states 2 bowls, but we got 3 out of it).

I will use Owen Potts stocks again, I am planning on trying to make a tagine for my friends (a bit like 'Come dine with me') and so I think that cheating a little with an Owen Potts stock won't break the rules too much .. but "Shhh!" don't tell them :)

Just one of the Ways to Enjoy Owen Potts Superior Stocks…

Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup
An Asian classic, perfect for a healthy lunch or a lighter evening meal

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Serves: 2

Ingredients
·         70g rice noodles
·         500ml Owen Potts chicken stock
·         200g chicken breast, diced
·         2 star anise
·         1 cinnamon stick
·         2 lemon grass stalks, bruised
·         2cm piece fresh root ginger, thickly sliced
·         1 tsp fish sauce
·         150g beansprouts
·         200g pak choi, thickly sliced
·         4 salad onions, finely sliced
·         ½ red chilli, deseeded and sliced

Method
1.      Prepare the rice noodles as instructed on pack.
2.      Heat the Owen Potts chicken stock, spices, ginger and lemon grass in a large pan with roughly 300ml water. Bring to the boil and simmer with the lid on for 15 mins.
3.      Using a slotted spoon, scoop out the spices, lemon grass and ginger and then stir in the fish sauce.
4.      Bring the soup base back to the boil. Stir in the prepared noodles and pak choi and simmer for 2 mins.
5.      Add the chicken and beansprouts to the pan and cook for another minute. Divide between two large bowls.
6.      Top with the salad onions and chilli. 


Other lead products in the Owen Potts range include:
Maple and Chipotle Barbecue and Grilling Sauce – RRP £2.29
Chicken Gravy with White Wine and Thyme – RRP £1.99
Steak Sauce – RRP £2.29
Spanish Dressing with Roasted Red Peppers and Pimenton – RRP £2.39
Honey Cranberry Sauce – RRP £1.89
Mustard and Tarragon Sauce – RRP £1.80

The Owen Potts range is currently available in Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda and Booths, with RRPs ranging from £1.65 to £2.39. 

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