Ever found yourself overwhelmed by choice at the grocery store? Take the spice aisle for example. Marinades, spice packets, salad toppers, meat rubs, shakers, whole spices—it’s enough to make you grab the salt and pepper and call it a day. While choice is great, being faced with rows of exotic choices can be frustrating and the cost can really add up. For the ultimate multi-tasking kitchen staple and one stop shopping, check out the spices and food product creations of local company Ace Curries, the “dream come true” company inspired by two unique individuals, Jas and Vick. Be sure to read more about their unique family backgrounds and business ventures at their website. Their versatile and delectable Indian curries are reasonably priced, attractively packaged, and will inspire your stir-fries, marinades and salads. I was fortunate to discover their fine products at the Steveston Farmers and Artisans Market this past summer, where they generously offered samples to their loyal customers. For those who may feel intimidated by Indian cooking, check out their tongue-in-cheek article about the “excuses” people have for not giving it a try! Ace Curries make Indian cooking easy and fun. Get creative and toss a teaspoon in your salad dressing, rub on meat or veggies, sprinkle in a soup or on your next wrap. Try adding some to couscous or rice too for extra flavour. Ace Curries offers 4 bottles of curry, retail size, for $20.00 and also offer a range of East Indian products too. They also manufacture food service size portions of curry sauces, spices and rubs and will even customize flavours. (Wouldn’t you love to dive into a 15 litre pail of Goan Coconut Currey Sauce?) Spice blends and rubs include: Garlic Curry Dip Spice Mix, Tandoori Spice Rub, Vindaloo Rub, Garam Masala Blend and Yogurt Dip Spice Blend. Check out their list of local retailers or shop online. Check out Ace Curries on the Kitchen Theatre Stage at the 2010 West Coast Women’s Show.
Perfect Salad Dressing: 2 teaspoons Ace curry product + 2 tablespoons olive oil + touch of sugar or honey. Drizzle over greens or steamed veggies. Contact owners Vick and Jas (604)761-2433