Levi Roots as everyone knows is a dude. He is perhaps the coolest man on the planet. If it wasn’t a foregone conclusion that Reggae Reggae Sauce would get a 10/10 for being the most exciting thing to add to most dishes since Lea and Perrins, I may well have written a blog about it.
But Levi has come a long way since bottling his Reggae Reggae Sauce, his range is now so big it is getting silly. Off the top of my head I know it includes, Reggae Reggae Nuts, Reggae Reggae Korma, Reggae Reggae Carribean Curry, 3 kinds of Reggae Reggae Fizzy Drink, Reggae Reggae Birds Eye Chicken Chargrills, Reggae Reggae Cooking Sauce, Reggae Reggae Rasta Pasta, Reggae Reggae Ketchup, Reggae Reggae Dipping Sauce, Reggae Reggae BBQ Sauce, a few varieties of Reggae Reggae Fruit Juice and a whole range of Reggae Reggae Ready Meals and i’m sure there are more. So not content with having flavours of the Reggae Reggae Carribean covered, Levi has also conquered British, Indian and Italian cuisines to boot.
I thought that for my first Reggae Reggae blog I should keep traditional and let Levi fight his Reggae Reggae corner on his own turf and bought frozen Reggae Reggae Chicken with Rice & Peas. The ready meal goes in the oven at 190c for 35 mins with film on, a quick Reggae Reggae stir and then the last 10 mins with the film lid off (you can microwave it for 11 mins). It comes out and looks appetising enough considering it is sat in a plastic tray. I don’t concern myself too much with appearances and leave it in there to save on washing up.
The sauce is a good consistency pitching itself perfectly between gloopy and watery and it tastes so, so good. It has the obvious chilli heat, perfectly pitched, hot enough so you feel the benefit but not so hot that you can’t taste anything else. The spice mix is complex and the list of ingredients long, but the accumulation of them all gives a great depth to the sauce. There are chunks of pepper in the mix adding a good crunch. The chicken itself was a real surprise; a generous portion and the flesh was firm and meaty, no sense of processed meat and no fake tenderising. I am almost certain the chicken used would have been the squashed cage scrabbling in its own excrement variety as there was nothing on the box to suggest otherwise (I tweeted Levi to ask – he didn’t respond) but it was surprisingly good for all that.
The only downside to the meal was that some of the rice was 100% uncooked like the factory mixed the dry grains and cooked rice together. It was disturbing when you bit down on one and I was on edge everytime.
Overall a fantastic ready meal and an absolute bargain. Just sort your rice out Levi.
Reggae Reggae Chicken with Rice & Peas £2.49 for 500g