Whether it is tomato sauce, barbeque sauce or hot and spicy sauce, everyone loves a good condiment. With diet trends increasing and more awareness being raised regarding issues such as gluten intolerance, there has become a growing demand for gluten free sauces in Australia. But did you know that it has more uses than just simply squirting it on the side of your plate?
This blog will explain some tasty and interesting ways you can use your favourite bottle of sauce that you may not be aware of.
Great for Glazes
The next time you are making a roast and coating it in a store-bought glaze, why not make your own using your favourite sauce? With a range of gluten free sauces in Australia available online, grab your favourite bottle of barbeque, spicy or tomato sauce and create your own glaze. Here’s a simple recipe that can be easily tweaked depending on your tastes. Just mix the following ingredients into a bowl and coat over the meat before roasting:
- Dark brown sugar = ¼ cup
- Cider vinegar = 2 tablespoons
- Your favourite sauce (spicy, tomato or barbeque) = half a cup
Great for Stir-Fries
Did you know that your favourite sauce is also great for stir-fries? Adding condiments like tomato and spicy sauce to your stir-fry will give the sauce some extra body and tang. It also pairs well with flavours such as lime juice and fish sauce, depending on the type of stir-fry you are cooking. Next time you are cooking a stir-fry, try adding a cup of barbeque, spicy or tomato sauce for a different twist.
Great for Salad Dressing
Gluten free sauces in Australia are also great for making homemade salad dressing as well. Sauces like tomato sauce are used in salad dressing recipes such as Russian dressing and Thousand Island dressing, but one of the best recipes by far is Catalina. Here’s a simple recipe Catalina recipe you can make using your favourite sauce. Just mix the following ingredients into a bottle and shake well, or whisk in a bowl until smooth:
- Red wine vinegar = ¼ cup
- Worcestershire sauce = ¼ teaspoon
- Salt and pepper = 1 pinch
- Sugar = ¼ cup
- Tomato, spicy or barbeque sauce = ¼ cup
- Paprika = half a teaspoon
- Canola oil = half a cup
- Onion powder = half a teaspoon
Great for Coleslaw
Australians love a good coleslaw. Instead of picking up a container of coleslaw from the store when hosting your next BBQ, try making your own Red Coleslaw recipe with your favourite sauce:
- Brown sugar = 2 tablespoons
- Granulated sugar = half a cup
- Pepper and salt = 1 pinch
- Spicy or tomato sauce = 1 teaspoon or to taste
- Cider vinegar = half a cup
- Shredded green cabbage = 8 cups or 1 medium head
- Grab a large enough mixing bowl and mix together the sugar, brown sugar and vinegar. Stir until fully dissolved.
- Mix the tomato/spicy sauce, salt and pepper until smooth.
- Stir through the cabbage until it is evenly coated with the mixture.
- Cover and leave in the fridge overnight or for at least a few hours.
As you can see, you can use your favourite bottle of sauce in more ways than just as a condiment. Search online for a supplier that can provide a range of gluten free sauces in Australia and start experimenting today!