Pros: I like family owned business, and I like businesses providing jobs on United States soil.
Cons: a little pricey, not always available at local Wal Mart
Victoria Marinara Sauce
Marinara is the foundation product for the VICTORIA line of pasta sauces.
The sauce is made from imported Italian plum tomatoes, Italian olive oil, onions, garlic, basil, sea salt, and best spices. The sauce which makes a good cooking sauce for poultry, meat and fish dishes is not made with sugar, tomato paste or added fillers added to the product.
Nutrition information includes: 6 servings per 24oz jar, calories 70, calories from fat 35, total fat 4g, cholesterol 0, sodium 400 mg 17%, carbohydrates 4 g 1%, dietary fiber 2 g 8%, sugar 3g, protein 5 g 10%, vitamin A 30%, iron 8%, trace amounts of calcium and vitamin C
For those who cook Kosher, Pareve foods are considered to be neutral: they contain neither meat nor dairy ingredients. Foods such as VICTORIA peppers, olives, Marinara sauce are Pareve.
As with most food production web sites The VICTORIA site includes some history of the company, a listing of the products and recipes for using the products.
VICTORIA is a family owned business. Pellegrino Aquilina, Italian immigrant to America, established Victoria in 1929, and the company remains a family owned and operated company. VICTORIA is owned and operated today by the grandsons of the founder. Although much has changed in 77 years the traditions of quality products, honesty and integrity will never change. Jarred sauce mixes include: meat sauce, organic sauce and cooking sauce.
During the 77 years since the company was founded, VICTORIA has changed by utilizing modern production equipment, cutting edge technology, and a keen aggressive eye for the future. Information on the website states Although it may seem old fashioned, VICTORIA is still operating with the same values and traditions of the past. The tradition of producing the finest specialty food products, being honest and sincere in our business dealings, and treating our customers, employees, and suppliers with honesty, respect and dignity, and this will never change. That statement is one that impresses me, and leads me to using the sauce products produced by the company.
I like family owned business, and I like businesses providing jobs on United States soil. As of January 1, 2005 we employ 190 full time employees and in the growing season (August through November) employment is in the area of 250 people. There are three separate facilities in Brooklyn and a facility in New Jersey totaling over 250,000 square feet.
The fact that Victoria Marinara Sauce is delicious certainly motivates my using it as well.
Throughout the country, VICTORIA products are offered for sale in specialty shops, supermarkets including Wal Mart and in club stores. Should a particular product not be stocked in a store, many stores can order it for buyers. Ask if your store will order for you.
VICTORIA products can be ordered online from New York Flavors
One recipe I like from the site:
Chicken rigatoni and veg casserole
8 oz. Chicken Breast
4 oz. Onions
4 oz. Red Bell Pepper
1/4 oz. VICTORIA chopped Garlic
.025 oz. VICTORIA Parsley
4 oz. Rigatoni Pasta
1 oz. Salt
.01 oz. VICTORIA Ground Black Pepper
.01 oz. VICTORIA Paprika
1/2 oz. Canola Oil
1 oz. (weight) White Wine
.05 oz. VICTORIA Basil
9 oz.(weight) VICTORIA Marinara Sauce
.5 oz. Parmesan Cheese
Slice the chicken into strips. Thinly slice the bell pepper and onion. Mince the garlic and parsley, keeping them separate. Blanch snow peas in salted boiling water and shock in ice water. Cook pasta in salted boiling water until tender. Drain and shock. Heat pan and oil until lightly smoking. Season chicken with salt, pepper and paprika. Add to pan and cook until light color is achieved. Remove and hold. Add onions and bell peppers to pan. Saute on medium heat for 4 - 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the snow peas and cook for 1 minute. Add the white wine and cook for 1 minute. Add sauce and herbs (basil and parsley) and cook for three minutes. Add drained pasta and chicken. Reheat. Sprinkle with cheese. Toss to coat.
Even my won't eat chicken husband likes this dish.
Reviewed by Molly's Reviews
Victoria Marinara Sauce
$6.99, 6/$37.75, 12/$67.95