ingredient information
Worcestershire Sauce Solids
Worcestershire sauce (IPA ['w?st?(?)?(?)?(r)]) is a widely used fermented liquid condiment originally manufactured by Lea and Perrins, in Midland Road, Worcester. The genuine product, manufactured to the original recipe, available in the U.K., comprises malt vinegar (from barley), spirit vinegar, molasses, sugar, salt, anchovies, tamarind extract, onions, garlic, spices, and flavouring. It is a flavouring used in many dishes, both cooked and uncooked, and particularly with beef. It is an important ingredient in Caesar salad and in a Bloody Mary. Lea & Perrins supplies it in concentrate form to be bottled abroad. Worcestershire sauce is sometimes referred to Worcester sauce (IPA ['w?st?(?)]). However, it should be noted that Worcester sauce is the generic name given to the sauce and normally relates to sauces that are not manufactured by Lea and Perrins. They may contain vinegar, molasses, corn syrup, water, chili peppers, soy sauce, pepper, tamarinds, anchovies, onions, shallots, cloves, asafoetida and garlic. Though a fermented fish sauce called garum was a staple of Greco-Roman cuisine and of the Mediterranean economy of the Roman Empire, "Worcestershire sauce" is one of the many legacies of British contact with India. While some sources trace comparable fermented anchovy sauces in Europe to the 17th century, this one became popular in the 1830s.