COLLINSVILLE, Conn., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Passage Foods introduces three traditional Mexican simmer sauces that offer authentic meals in less than twenty minutes. Passage to Mexico Ranchero, Veracruz and Chipotle Lime simmer sauces are the latest addition to Passage Foods' international cooking sauce creations. Each cooking sauce is a restaurant quality recipe made using fresh, natural ingredients that offer the same flavors and aromas of traditional from scratch cooking. The Passage to Mexico chef-inspired sauces are certified gluten-free, preservative-free and can be cooked with meat, seafood or vegetables.
Ranchero Simmer Sauce is a traditional sauce blend of tomato, chili and onions. It is a versatile sauce that perfectly flavors chicken, beef or fish and is even ideal with eggs as a breakfast dish. Veracruz Simmer Sauce is a spicy tangy sauce that melds the old world flavors of Mexico with virgin olive oil, tomatoes, Spanish olives and capers. Chipotle Lime Simmer Sauce is a combination of the spicy and smoky flavor of the chipotle chili with a hint of lime. This pre-Aztec sauce originated in Northern Mexico.
Mexican food continues to be the most popular ethnic food segment in the US with a 42 percent share of ethnic food sales according to Datamonitor and exceeded over $5 billion in retail sales in 2012. "The Passage Foods range of cooking sauces originated with an Asian flair initially, but as the brand expands around the globe, our customers have been requesting that we expand into more Hispanic, Mexican and Island cuisines," states Passage Foods' Mark MacKenzie. "Passage to Mexico as our newest range of products is really the creation of our customers' input. It is exciting when your customers' passion for the brand drives your new product ideas. As with all of our ethnic cuisines we hire a chef on staff that is trained in the foods of their homeland. Our chef for Passage to Mexico came to us from his home in Monterrey and created these three new sauces in the tradition of his home cooking."
About Passage Foods USA
All Passage Foods cooking sauces are part of a simple timesaving three-step meal solution that satisfies the needs of the time-starved consumer. Each sauce is added to meat, seafood or vegetables and simmered for 15 to 20 minutes. Passage Foods also produces Passage to Indian, Passage to Thailand, Passage to China and Passage to Morocco cooking sauces. Passage Foods USA is an affiliate of Flavour Makers Pty. Ltd., the second largest seasoning manufacturer in Australia. For additional product and consumer market information, call 1-800-860-1045 or visit Passage Foods online at www.passagefoods.com.