Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Pluto's Paradise Potion
I had the pleasure of tasting a little bit of Paradise yesterday - Pluto's Paradise Potion, to be precise. This is the latest creation from native Jamaican and now resident North Carolinian Pluto, and the label does not exaggerate when it claims this sauce is good on everything! Like Pluto's other two sauces (traditional Jamaican Jerks in Hot and Mild), Pluto's Paradise Potion is certified organic and uses all natural ingredients. But Paradise Potion is not a jerk sauce - rather, it's a Caribbean marinade that's reminiscent of chutney with its complex, intense flavors and thick, rich texture. When I first tasted the sauce straight from the bottle, I detected a slight bit of chile heat and ginger zip, but when used on food, the heat is gone and only the intoxicatingly good flavor is left. In addition to traditional Caribbean herbs and spices plus garlic, chiles and onions, Pluto's Paradise Potion also features real ginger, tangy citrus, tart tamarind, and a touch of sugarcane and vanilla to round out the flavors and bring everything together.
Pluto's Paradise Potion is the epitome of an all-purpose marinade, sauce and condiment. You can use it to marinade seafood, fish, meats, poultry, tofu and vegetables - add nothing else but the sauce - and cook at 375F until done, and you'll be blown away by the results. I've used it as a condiment on a turkey sandwich (and it would work quite nicely on a burger, much like a chutney), as a salad dressing and a dip for baby carrots. I plan on marinating some fish in it this weekend to either grill or broil, and I bet it would be fantastic on pork and lamb as well. You can also use Paradise Potion on beans, rice, pasta and in soups and stews. So if you've been looking for a unique, new way to liven up your meals that's healthy (it's fat-free) and helps the environment (it's organic) - or if you're just looking for some good eats - I highly recommend Pluto's Paradise Potion!