Ready-to-go roasts win Food magazine award: video

Grab and Go Hot Country Roasts by Creative Food Solutions won the Meat and Smallgoods category at this year's Food magazine awards.

Creative Food Solutions' Grab and Go Hot Country Roasts are available in three flavours: Australian Beef, Lamb and Pork – all ethically raised. The roasts are free from artificial colours, additives and preservatives and have a shelf life of 28 days.

The company produces a range of sous vide roasts that it supplies on a large scale to RSL clubs and age care facilities, and has now developed a smaller 1kg roast meat range designed to be sold in conjunction with the currently expanding roast chicken market which supermarkets including Woolworths have developed over the past few years. 

Creative Food Solutions worked with a European packaging supplier based in Australia to combine sous vide cooking, normally reserved for the hospitality industry, with an "ovenable" reheat bag, allowing the meat to be slow cooked and browned for meal time without any mess in an oven.

The product's cooking bag, made of a nylon structure, is what makes the Grab and Go Hot Country Roasts so innovative, the company says. 

"This is the first time we have been able to sous vide and roast the product in the same bag. This has allowed us to lock in flavour and moisture from paddock to plate," Creative Food Solutions said in its nomination form.

"Is it as good as a Sunday roast made from scratch? It's better," said Ian Hill, creative manager at Creative Food Solutions. "It's much better because you don't have to wash up. We provide you with a one kilo roast meat, ready to take home, sliced up, put it in front of the family and you are the star."



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