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Worcestershire sauce

A classic English bottled sauce from the 19th century, when strongly flavoured sauces were used to hide a multitude of sins. It's a thin, spicy, dark-brown fermented sauce made from a variety of ingredients including anchovies, shallots, garlic, soy sauce, tamarind, salt and vinegar, which is then left to age in barrels.

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Buyer's guide

Worcestershire sauce contains anchovies, so is not suitable for vegetarians. Alternatives with a similar taste are available.

Preparation

The final sauce has a spicy, concentrated flavour, so you only need a dash. It can be used to give a little boost to meat stews and casseroles, pies, soups, sauces and marinades. Sprinkle it over sausages, steaks, chops and toasted cheese or use it in drinks such as a classic Bloody Mary.

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