We are always looking for new (and delicious!) organic brands to try, so I couldn’t reply fast enough when Victoria Fine Foods contacted me about testing out a few sauces.
Their sauces are slow-cooked with all-natural, non-GMO ingredients for a home-cooked taste. Originally based in Brooklyn, NY, the company just expanded to Florida. And it’s lucky for us because they are all so good. I especially love when I can look at the ingredients on the back of something and can actually pronounce everything on the super short list.
The first one we tried was the roasted garlic.
I’m a garlic-aholic so I usually add a big spoonful to almost anything I make and always doctor my sauce with extra salt/pepper/oregano/red pepper flakes if I’m using the jared stuff (which is all the time because who has time to simmer tomatoes all day? Not me!). But I decided not to do that this time. I wanted to really taste the flavors of the sauce on their own so I went with a simple baked ziti.
All I did was cook the pasta, add a few spoonfuls of ricotta and mozzarella cheese to the sauce and mix everything together before putting it in the pan and topping with more cheese. Cover with tin foil and bake for 20 minutes at 350. Remove the foil and bake for 10 more minutes, or until the cheese is evenly melted. Easy peasy. The sauce was so good you’d think you did magically find the time to whip it up from scratch. The garlic was pronounced but not overpowering (it probably would have actually been too much if I had added more) and the overall flavor was on the slightly sweeter side. I’m excited to try the fradiavolo next.