Thursday, 11 December 2014

Home-Made Worcestershire Sauce- revisited

Well, today is the big day!  This morning I got up early (sleep was hard to find last night) and decided that this amazing stuff had to be bottled right this minute as the 2 weeks steeping time was up.  I opened up the jar and was met by the most wonderful, intense and a wee bit fishy aroma.  Just gorgeous!  So I grabbed the brand-new and freshly rinsed and dried Chux cleaning cloth to go about the filtering business.  I squeezed and I squeezed and I squeezed!  Till there was nothing left but dregs of the chillies and fish, and other goodies.  Then I poured it into little bottles, ready for use and for gifting to friends for Christmas.  I would heartily recommend this to anyone who likes a strong condiment.  This sauce is not for wimps!  Check out my previous post 2 weeks ago for the recipe.


ready for straining and bottling after 2 weeks steeping

use a new Chux to strain it

Santa being my little helper :) 

you need strong hands here

the final wringing out

lovely little bottles of sauce

all done!

This is a really tasty sauce, and not too fishy at all.  I used Ortiz anchovies which are not like those over-salted, bony little bombs you get in the tins.  I was amazed that you could make your own Worcester actually; it had never occurred to me that it was possible in the home kitchen.  I remember seeing a recipe for Coke a while ago, but it was for commercial quantities - i.e. take 300 kilos of sugar, etc. which I thought was hilarious.  I am going to hunt up other secret recipes and see what I can find and make:)





This is supposedly the secret ingredients for Lea & Perrins sauce found in a skip in 2009!  I don't think I will be attempting this version.  





15 comments:

  1. Well done Sherry!! All I can say is that your recipients are very lucky people indeed! :D

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    1. thanks lorraine.. i hope they like it as it has a distinctive but lovely flavour.

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  2. I guess I assumed you could make it at home but I never thought about making it. Yours sounds really good!

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    1. Hi Maureen
      Yes I was very pleased with how it turned out!

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    1. It is that Claire. Very tasty indeed.

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  4. Oh, I wish I was going to be one of the recipients of one of those lovely bottles of sauce:)

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    1. Hi Rachel
      What a shame you are so far away!:(

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  5. I would never have thought you could make it yourself! Well done you - I'm off to check your recipe:)

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    1. Hi Nancy
      Oops. I should have put a link to the recipe. It turned out well I think- really tasty.

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  6. wow, this is something I really want to try at home as well :)

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    1. Hi Tandy
      I am really pleased with it. Well worth a go. !
      Merry Xmas x

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  7. I've got mine brewing so we'll wait and see!

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  8. you have me wanting to try some (I did try once but it wasn't that great because it boiled down too much so this method sounds great even if I don't eat fish) - did you add water to yours as I noticed in the comments on your first post you said you might?

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    1. hi johanna i actually changed the amount of water from 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup. it depends how thick you want it really. it just seemed like it needed more and i am glad i did add the extra tho i think it would be just as good with the 1/4 cup.

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