Onuga the Delicious Alternative to Caviar
Onuga is a delicious alternative to caviar at a fraction of the cost. Made entirely from natural ingredients – smoked herring plus a little added salt, honey, lemon juice and seaweed, Onuga is perfect on top of canapés and fish starters as they accompany each other well.
OK, it’s not the real thing but at 3% of the price of Sevruga it won’t burn a hole in your pocket. What’s more, it’s so versatile and easy to use. Simply pop some Onuga on top of your favourite canapés or starters and enjoy.
Onuga also gives a good wow effect for sophistication for a party! We recently had a party and I had a spread of these out on canapés on the table and they were gone in no time. They really are perfect party food to go along side dips, sauces, soups and with all types of fish.
Why not try Onuga with pasta?
Here I will share my two quick pasta meal ideas.
- Put a good serving of extra virgin olive oil in the pan and heat, chop 2 cloves of garlic and place into a pan, fry the garlic until cooked and turn off. Make sure you don’t over cook the garlic as this really does effect the taste.
- Boil some of your preferred pasta in a pan of water to the time instructed on the packet. I usually use Farfalle (bow pasta) for this recipe but have ran out on this occasion, so I have used tagliatelle.
- Once the tagliatelle is cooked drain the pasta.
- Place the tagliatelle into the pan with the garlic & oil and turn on low.
- Coat the tagliatelle in the garlic and oil and allow to heat for a few minutes allowing the flavours to absorb.
- Serve onto a dish with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese and Onuga on the top for a simple but effective dish.
Or why not try it with Gnocci?
- To make the pasta sauce, I follow my simple sauce recipe you can find here or for quickness you can also use passatta.
- Bring a pan of water to the boil.
- Once boiled add your Gnocci into the pan.
- Within about one minute you will see the Gnocci start to float, remove the Gnocci from the pan and add with your sauce.
- Add Parmesan cheese and Onuga and your dish is ready to serve.
The Onuga went perfect with the Parmesan cheese, bringing out the saltyness of the cheese and gave the pasta a whole new taste. I have made these recipes many, many times, and adding the Onuga did something magic with the Parmesan cheese and they did go perfect, complimenting each other well.
Onuga is available to purchase from Sainsburys for £4 for 50g jar and would be such a hit this approaching festive party season.
I have really enjoyed trying out Onuga in different ways, and can’t wait to experiment using it with new recipes.
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