The leading British manufacturer of stocks and sauces, Essential Cuisine, is updating its chef-favourite Signature Range with a sleek new look and new Shellfish Stock Reduction made with all natural ingredients.  Joining an established line-up featuring natural Chicken Stock, Beef Jus, Red Wine Jus and Hollandaise sauce, the brand is confident its new look, five-strong range of stocks, sauces and jus will inspire chefs across the nation.

Made from the finest natural ingredients, the new Shellfish Stock tastes and perform like kitchen-made with no quality compromise. Ready-to-use and primed for versatility, the premium flavour offers freeze-thaw stability whilst withstanding re-heating, further increasing the convenience for chefs.

Delivering a truly authentic taste thanks to the first-class natural ingredients chosen by Essential Cuisine’s brigade of development chefs, Signature Shellfish is gluten-free and can be used directly from the pack. For those that want to take things further, the base can carry any number of additional ingredients, enhancing its sheer versatility.

Jonathan Harvey-Barnes, Senior Business Development Chef, Essential Cuisine, comments: “Our Signature Range has established itself amongst chefs as the go-to premium, ready-to-use stock, sauces and jus range and so we’re excited to introduce this all-natural stock to the family, extending the wealth of options we afford chefs. Versatility is always top of mind when we’re developing new products, which is why we have included a dedicated recipe book to help inspire outlets into creating flavour-packed menus that work that much harder. The inclusion of only natural ingredients is a no-brainer when appealing to the sensibilities of chefs.”

Signature Shellfish Stock Reduction

A 1.5x reduced natural stock, ideal for seafood risottos and paellas whilst also being a great base for chef’s own shellfish sauce. The stock reduction can be combined with Essential’s Lobster Glace for a stronger flavour or mixed with the Asian Aromatic Base for a tasty alternative Asian seafood ramen.

To celebrate the launch, the Essential Cuisine chefs have created an inspirational recipe book – The Signature Collection – packed with recommendations for use. Download it now at:

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