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The final product from Tropical Sun I have to tell you about is their Chilli Garlic Sauce. Designed to be used as a cooking sauce, as a marinade or as a dip, this spicy sauce offers to add a kick to your food.
And a kick it certainly delivers. I had some on a chip and boy, it is definitely a chilli sauce! I’m probably a wuss and you’ll all tell me it’s actually very mild, but hey, never mind! It tastes good though, and LincsGeek (who also said it has a decent kick) added more to his plate.
I tried it as a cooking sauce too. I poured a good amount over a chicken breast, added some sliced onion and mushroom, and put it in a foil parcel and in the oven to bake. While the sauce lost some of the heat by using it in this way it still had a good chilli garlic flavour which had penetrated all the way through the chicken. It made a very yummy evening meal (and worked absolutely perfectly with mashed potato which soaked up all the juices… mmmmmmmmm).
I noticed the other day that Tropical Sun products are available in Sainsburys, and I was browsing the shelf wondering what to try next. Have you tried anything else in the range? What would you recommend?
A little while ago I posted about receiving some products from Tropical Sun to review. The Coconut Peanuts went down very well in this house (have you tried them yet?!) – this post is altogether more savoury.
This is Tropical Sun’s Peri Peri Seasoning. It’s a little pot containing a mix of salt, ground paprika, chilli powder, ground cumin, garlic powder and ground oregano that is designed to sprinkle on chips (like American Chip Spice) or vegetables before or after cooking, or of course using as a coating for chicken to create a very popular dish.
Last night I tried the seasoning on our evening meal. I rubbed a couple of skinless chicken breast fillets in olive oil and then rubbed in the Peri Peri until it was really well coated. I wrapped the chicken in a tin foil parcel and put it in the oven for half a hour to cook gently (using a foil parcel for chicken traps in the flavour and keeps it lovely and moist – no dry chicken here!). It came out a lovely red colour and went very well with the stir fried onion, peppers and baby corn I’d prepared to go with it. The flavour was very good – strong, fairly spicy, maybe a little salty (it is 60% salt), juicy, and yummy. The photo is a bit rubbish really but I’m sure you know what cooked chicken looks like!!
This seasoning is versatile – good for roasting meat, roasting vegetables, stir fries, chips and potato wedges, maybe fajitas too. It’s one of those store cupboard ingredients that can help lift meals to something that gets the mmmmm factor. If you like spicing on your food, then it’s a good one to try.
Did you get anything from the Tropical Sun Vending Machine? Well I sort of did – Tropical Sun sent me a selection of their products to try out to say thank you for posting their video here on Splodz Blogz.
Coconut Peanuts? That is, roasted peanuts coated in coconut cream. This was met with some intrigue. I love coconut. I love peanuts. But together?
LincsGeek gave me that same look when I offered him some – a look of “well I like both of those things but I’m really not sure they should be put together”.
We both agreed. They are very good. Unusual. But incredibly addictive. A particularly yummy snack.
We all know that peanuts are very high in calories so I was good and limited myself to a few at a time, but I could have easily sat and munched on the whole tin. I revelation to me – coconut and peanuts are a great combination. I can just imagine sitting on a nice tropical beach with the sea lapping at my feet, with a glass of Lilt and a little bowl of these. Ahhhhh.
I don’t often post stuff just because I got an email about it, but this video made me smile and you can get free Tropical Sun food products from it so I thought you wouldn’t mind…
If you want to try your luck at the vending machine head over here. Good luck!