Recently we were approached by Uncle Steve's to review their new line of tomato sauces. When I first agreed to write the review, I wasn't aware that Steve Schirripa was a celebrity I liked. While I pay attention to character names, I rarely focus on the actor's true names. I hear them, but generally, they float in one ear, and out the other. Steve Schirripa sounded familiar, but I couldn't place the name. You can't even imagine how excited I was to taste this sauce when I discovered he played Bobby Baccalieri on The Soprano's. As I recall, Bobby cooked his "Sunday gravy" often enough on the show to get my mouth watering at the thought of having some of this "authentic" Italian sauce.
So last week we broke out the Tomato Basil Sauce. In order to really taste the sauce, we simply heated it up and combined it with cooked pasta. It smelled delicious. While the sauce is somewhat thinner than what we usually eat, it has a complex flavor that hits all the high notes of an authentic Italian dinner. Jane served up the pasta with a tossed green salad and some crusty Italian bread. We both thoroughly enjoyed this meal (and all the leftovers). The only thing missing was a new episode of the Soprano's, perhaps one that actually wrapped up the series!
Uncle Steve's sauces are available across the country. If you're out in California, you can find them in Von's and Pavillion's along with a host of other stores. They're also carried in a number of smaller health food stores. Or, you can use their store locator to find a store near you or you can buy it at Amazon.