Stonehouse 27 sauces come in six exotic and yummy flavors:
- Tamarind & Garlic with Creamy Coconut and Cumin
- Tomato & Chilies with Cinnamon and Agave Nectar
- Cilantro & Coconut with a Hint of Lemon and Ginger
- Dates & Tamarind with Roasted Chilies and Garlic
- Mild Cashews & Cream with Sweet Paprika and Sesame
- Spicy Cashews & Cream with Chilies and a Touch of Lemon
Sharon Fernandes is the founder of Stonehouse 27. She grew up in Bandra, India, a waterside village that's influenced by Portuguese and British settlers. She lives in the U.S. today, but carries a lifelong connection to the cuisine of the area. She founded Stonehouse 27 in 2008. I used the Spicy Cashew & Cream sauce to make a delicious chicken curry a few nights ago. It couldn't have been easier! I put a pot of jasmine rice on to cook, cut chicken breast into cubes, seasoned them with salt & pepper, browned them, added the sauce, and let it simmer for about 10 minutes. I simply served it over rice with some chopped cashews sprinkled on top, and dinner was ready.
The sauce was so tasty...the seasoning was complex and flavorful...I kept wanting to eat more. The chilies provided just enough heat, and the lemon gave it a brightly citrus background flavor. I really liked this sauce, and I loved that I could make such a delicious dinner in about 30 minutes.
I also sampled the tomato & chilies and tamarind & garlic varieties as dipping sauces for warm-from-the-oven naan bread. Both were very tasty as well. The tomato & chilies was spicy and slightly sweet from the agave nectar. It was so good that I had a hard time not eating the entire bowl! The tamarind & garlic was a bit tangy, and the cumin gave it a smoky heat in the background.
Is your mouth watering yet? I hope so, because Stonehouse 27 has offered to give one of YOU a six-pack of their sauces so you can try them out as well! To enter, simply visit the Stonehouse 27 website and learn more about their sauces and the wide variety of ways that you can cook with them. Then come back here and leave me a comment. Simply tell me which flavor you're most excited to try and how you would use it in a recipe.
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