Friday, September 5, 2008

Trader Joe's Simmer Sauces

We are busy this week preparing to go on vacation this Saturday (2 weeks at the beach! yay!) and I have been searching for quick dinners. Ordinarily I don't mind spending an hour making our big meal of the day, but lately there are other things that need to be done. So last night I reached for a jar of Trader Joe's Indian Simmer Sauces. I chose the Korma sauce.

Seriously, this meal took 20 minutes to prepare. First start the basmati rice. While it steams, saute diced chicken breast, then add onion and whatever vegetables (I used zucchini and tomatoes) you desire. Cook until the veggies are slightly softened, then add a jar of sauce and a cup of water. Stir, bring to a simmer, and cook until the vegetables are tender. Add chickpeas, if desired. Serve over rice garnished with sliced almonds and minced cilantro.

This tastes great! I am so excited to have found these sauces (we have tried and like the Curry sauce as well, and are looking forward to the Masala and Punjab Spinach varieties). And, paired with TJ's naan bread, I feel as though I'm in my favorite Indian restaurant. These sauces were a great discovery. :)

I used to pooh-pooh convenience foods, but these sauces are so good that I have been converted. To Trader Joe's brands, anyway (you still won't catch me microwaving a Stouffers meal, though, so don't worry...)