In 2007, Chef Josh Henderson created Skillet Street Food in Seattle. Out of a vintage Airstream trailer, he created innovative lunch menus based on American-inspired food prepared with classic technique and seasonal ingredients.His new Skillet Pumpkin sauce was featured in October’s Autumn Harvest box- it’s a versatile sauce that can be used as a base for many recipes, spread onto all things grilled or used simply in place of ketchup on just about anything.
I received this jar of Pumpkin Sauce in my October Knoshbox.
What I Think:
For the purposes of this review, I tried this pumpkin sauce two ways: First, I spooned some over a pork chop, and then I tried some right off the spoon.
This tastes a little less like pumpkin and a bit more like well-seasoned, vinegar-y brown sugar sauce. That’s not to say that I don’t like it, it’s actually quite tasty … it’s just a little different than I expected it to be. And I’m not sure exactly what I was expecting – I guess I expected more of a pumpkin-y taste … like pumpkin puree. Here, I can taste the pumpkin, but, it seems to be competing with the vinegar and spices.
It is a tasty sauce, though, and it goes spectacularly well with pork chops. I suspect it would be equally as a condiment with turkey (I think I might try cooking down some cranberries and blend them to a puree, and mixing the cranberries with this pumpkin sauce for an alternative to my usual cranberry relish that I make every year)
My Final Thoughts:
I am REALLY glad that I got the opportunity to try this pumpkin sauce from Skillet. I’ve been coveting it for a while now, contemplating an order, and while I don’t think that this is something I will reorder (I might, though), I am glad that my curiosity has been satiated by Knoshbox (thanks!!!) Having this in October’s Knoshbox made the box worthwhile for me. (Yes, I realize that the stuff doesn’t cost as much as the Knoshbox, but did you forget? I also got Bacon Peanut Brittles in my box too)