A few weeks back someone started a new food and craft fair just a couple of miles up the road from me. This is great news- for too long I have moaned that Leigh is a bit of a gastronomic wasteland, so I was there is a shot having a good nosey round.
The food and craft fair at Lowton Civic Hall was a bit too craft heavy for me (and a lot of it was quite samey to boot) but there was some interesting food so I came back with a little pile of goodies.
One item in my haul was this red Thai curry sauce from DD Thai Foods. DD are based in Warrington and – looking at their website- do catering as well as selling their sauces. They sell them frozen and they are good for three days once defrosted.
After sampling a couple at the stand I took to this red curry sauce for one simple reason. It is way spicier than your average shop bought red Thai sauce! It has a real kick which jars of red Thai, and even pastes, don’t have. I loaded it with fresh veg and poached chicken and it was a delicious meal. Even though it was spicy, those Thai flavours which I love – lemongrass, ginger-still shone through.
I can’t now remember how much it was, maybe £4 but I now want to try some of their other sauces.
The Food and Craft Fair is back at Lowton Civic on March 9th so I will be giving it another visit to stock up on these sauces!