I rather like spicy food so I was pleased to be sent a bottle of Levi Roots Reggae Sauce to try out. I had seen this in the supermarket but never actually tried it so I was interested to see how it would turn out. It is described on the bottle as a Jerk/BBQ sauce and contains a mixture of Scotch Bonnet chillies, all spice and Caribbean herbs mixed in a secret recipe.
Apparently the sauce goes on the side of everything, but as I had some pork chops handy I decided I would try it on these. I put the chops in the griddle pan cooked for a little bit and then poured a bit of sauce on the top.
I then flipped them over and poured a little bit more sauce onto the other side of the chops. When they were nearly cooked I threw in some onions and mushrooms for a bit of variety. This is what they looked like when I had finished.
I have to say that the taste was really nice as well. I am not sure how to describe it, its a bit like a sweet BBQ sauce but it has a definite spicy kick to it. The spice is not over powering as it can be in some of these sauces, even my son ate it all and he is not keen on very spicy food. My husband loved it as well so it was a definite success. I think the key is to make sure the chops are covered without drowning them in sauce. I think it could be too strong if there was a lot of sauce on the plate, but the amount I used was just perfect. It makes a nice change from ordinary pork chops and I am looking forward to trying it on other dishes.
You will find Levi Roots Reggae Reggae Sauce in most supermarkets.
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