I like to see sauces that are made with a single variety of chilli, it feels like getting a single malt scotch to try, (A pleasure I enjoy) I hope that I will be able to the chilli over the other ingredients.
The Chilli Garden is a small family run business based in Hampshire, they grow all their own Chillies, in 5000m2 of greenhouses , They are members of the Wholesome Food Association and are working towards full organic status, with no herbicides, pesticides or any other unnatural products used.
They only use the finest ingredients to make their own Chilli Jam, Jelly, Sauces and even chocolate, the sauce comes in a 150ml bottle and has an unusual light orange colour with very attractive style labels (See earlier article regarding label problems).
Ingredients:- Scotch Bonnet Chillies (40%) Distilled Malt Vinegar (48%), Sea Salt & Xanthan Gum.
On opening the smell is of a spiced malt vinegar, the sauce is lightly thickened with the addition of the Xanthan Gum, which is one of the sauce makers super ingredients as a very little of it with increase the viscosity of a sauce without changing the taste, as an ingredient it has been around since the 1960’s.
The sauce tastes salty with a hot with a fruity tang from the Scotch Bonnet it is a typical Louisiana style sauce, excellent as part of a dressing or a condiment with roast potatoes.
I like this sauce a lot, I can see myself using this with lunch today (Roast shoulder of Lamb with new potatoes)
You can order online at http://www.thechilligarden.co.uk
The Chilli Garden, Spats lane, Hearn, Headley, Hants. GU34 8SY.