I’ve never been much of a sauce person. To me, sauces take too much time to make and most sauces pack in the calories and fat. So, for me, I always went with the attitude ~ why bother? Then, last year I did a cooking demo with a super fun, talented chef ~ Chef Keith Otter of Desert Sage Restaurant in La Quinta ~ who said to me, “You’ve got to meet Kevin. Kevin Fortun. You’d love his sauces.” I then explained to Chef Keith all the reasons why I have never been a sauce person, to which Chef Keith replied, “You still need to meet Kevin. I’ll bet you change your mind.”
A month or so later, I did get to meet Kevin Fortun, founder of Fortun Finishing Touch Sauces. Wow, does this guy know his stuff! Little did I know but Kevin Fortun has been cooking up great foods and great restaurants ~ he owns Desert Sage Restaurant in La Quinta ~ since 1981. Ever heard of Stockpot Soups? Top quality fresh-refrigerated soups using all natural ingredients. Kevin Fortun created Stockpot Soups and sold it to Campbell Soup Company in 1998. Stockpot Soups grew into the largest fresh-refrigerated soup company in the World, selling in 23 countries. What does this have to do with sauces, you may ask? Well, after selling to Campbell’s, Kevin needed something else to keep his culinary creativity busy. So, he went back into the kitchen and created Fortun Finishing Touch Sauces.
Have you ever had a piece of perfectly grilled chicken and you think, hmmmm, I need something else to go on this. Perhaps you grab for some simple, boring ketchup, or you just stick with eating the chicken plain the way it is because you don’t want to fool around with making a sauce of any kind and perhaps you are wanting to keep the calories down… so you decide, I’ll just skip adding anything to it. Well, now you don’t have to skip it! Kevin has made all the sauces for us!!! And they are all sooooo bikini! Because Kevin has an expansive culinary background, he uses fresh ingredients in all the sauces. In Fortun Finishing Touch Sauces, you’ll find fresh onions, fresh red bell peppers, fresh garlic, spices. You’ll find ingredients like Chardonnay wine, Marsala wine, Madeira wine, plum puree, veal stock, saffron, and nora chile. All these fresh, incredible flavors Kevin Fortun and his team have tasted, tested, tasted, and tested again until they achieved a sauce they loved enough to share with us!
Here are some of the sauces you can choose from: Lemon Dill Caper with White Wine, Four Pepper, Asian Style Pepper, Rajun Cajun, Spanish Romesco with Saffron, Marsala & Mushroom, Mediterranean, Santa Fe Verde… there are twelve sauces to choose from and they are all SOOOOO good! Fortun Finishing Touch Sauces are so good that they just won their first award! “Fortun’s Finishing Touch Sauces just awarded “BEST NEW PRODUCT FOR 2011” from Progressive Grocers”
Other things to love about Fortun Finishing Touch Sauces… the sauce is in its own little “pouch” inside a cool snap on lid container. You heat up the sauce which takes about a minute, then you spoon a tablespoon or two over your grilled chicken! That’s it! It’s that simple and that delicious!!! The other thing I love is that the sauces are #SOBikini! Each sauce is naturally low calorie and low fat. For example, 2 ounces of the Marsala & Mushroom sauce ~ which is PLENTY for your serving ~ has 40 calories and 1 gram of fat. The Lemon Dill Caper sauce has 20 calories in 2 ounces and only 1 gram of fat! It’s wonderful! Now we can all have our sauce and eat it too and still be living a healthy bikini lifestyle. Not to mention that Fortun Finishing Touch Sauces take the stress out of your dinner party! Throw some fish or chicken on the grill, cook up your side dishes and then serve with a dollop of Spicy Mustard with Brandy sauce. If your guests don’t see the container, they’ll think you slaved for hours making the fresh sauce when really, all you did was heat and serve!
We talk about Fortun Finishing Touch Sauces every week on Bikini Lifestyles on 790 KABC. They are affordable, delicious and you will love them, I promise. Available at Ralph’s Fresh Fare and coming very soon to www.thebikinichef.com/shop/
Join me in Congratulating Kevin Fortun and Fortun Foods (twitter: @FortunFoods) on their new award: “Fortun’s Finishing Touch Sauces just awarded “BEST NEW PRODUCT FOR 2011” from Progressive Grocers” Get to Ralph’s Fresh Fare today for dinner tonight or send me your order to: firstname.lastname@example.org