I am nuts about nuts. And I am nuts about chilli. You see where this is going right?
So, when I came across the idea of a chilli sauce and a pepper sauce with added in cobnuts from the Kent based Potash Farm – I immediately thought what a genius idea. And after having spent the last few weeks testing them out I still think seriously, seriously genius.
I love cobnuts (a type of hazelnut) – and luckily for me there are about 20 cobnut trees about 100 meters from my house. Unluckily though, the squirrels love cobnuts too. So I never manage to get any. Except now, I get to at least try cobnuts from some of the 1000 trees on Potash Farm. My idea of heaven.
So about the two sauces……
Thai Chilli Sauce with Kentish Cobnuts.
This is a fun twist on the classic Thai chilli sauce which combines zesty lime, light soy sauce, ginger, chilli & garlic with some extra crunch from the cobnuts. What I also like about it is that they have got the balance of sweet but sharp right – none of that teeth hurting sweetness that you get from some Thai chilli sauces. I have been mixing it liberally with mayonnaise to dip some sweet potato fries in, making chilli noodles and eating it in grilled aubergine sandwiches. Me likes. A lot.
Smoky Roasted Pepper Sauce with Kentish Cobnuts.
This smoky sauce is the taste of Moroccan in a bottle, with the flavours of cumin, coriander & mint, combined with smoked paprika. I have used this smoky roast pepper sauce as a marinade for both grilled fish and grilled pork tacos which tasted mighty fine. Freddy actually liked eating a little drizzle of this mixed in with some pasta and pesto.
Potash Farm has a whole lot of other goodies that I would love to check out like their cobnut fudge, brittle and biscuits. I hope one day to make it down to Kent to try them. In the mean time I might just browse the website, put a few things in the shopping basket and send the link off to Freddy.
The sauces retail at £6.95 each or two for £12. I think they would make a great Christmas present for foodies.
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