I have to admit that cooking for an hour is really a long and painful process but I do love cooking healthy meals for my family. As Mr C works from home, I tend to cook for him too. It is also means I have less time to spend with children. They always know that when I cook, they are allowed to watch television or play computer games. The JUST ADD Squeezy Tubes range consists of squeezy Ginger, Coriander, Basil, Chilli, Garlic and Sun Dried Tomato and is available from ASDA and OCADO.
Today, I am cooking hot & sour soup, stir fry chicken with vegetable and making my own chilli sauce for dipping. I used the garlic, coriander and chilli tubes to make them.First dish is the stir fry. Simply add oil then squeeze in the garlic puree. Add chicken in and stir for 3 minutes before adding in the vegetables. Next add oyster sauce, light soya sauce for flavour. The garlic puree is very strong in flavour. It is very easy to squeeze out so beware as it is quite runny. It is great for cooking or making your own garlic mayonnaise sauce.
For the chilli sauce, the recipe can be found on the back of the chilli tube. Add a squeeze of chilli to 110g of caster sugar and 120ml of water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 40 minutes. I added more than a squeeze as I like it really spicy. Once it cooks, it is quite thick and spicy. They are great for dipping with spring rolls or potatoes.
Hot & sour soup is quite complicated. You can either buy a hot and sour soup packet or google it online. If you are not keen to do a lot of Chinese cooking, my advice is to buy the ready made sauce packet otherwise you’ll end up with a lot of part-used ingredients if you make it from first principles. Hot and Sour soup involves using light soya sauce, white vinegar and bamboo shoots which may not be household ingredients. After cooking my soup, I added a bit of coriander and stirred it in.
This is fish spaghetti mixed in with Just Add basil paste. Each tube is full of flavour and a little goes a long way. Using them helps make simplify my cooking process as there is less washing up and less chopping. hey are also great for last minute meals if you can’t get any fresh herbs at the supermarket. What do you think of them? Would you consider using them?
Disclosure: We received the sample for the purposes of writing this review, however, all thoughts and opinions remain our own.