The new recipes are aimed at consumers who want a more varied diet, but don’t have the time or desire to prepare meals from scratch. Charlie Bigham’s said the meals, which were packaged in pairs of octagonal wooden trays, featured “flavoursome, top quality ingredients”. Each dish is designed for two people.
Seven new recipes
The seven new recipes are: Chicken Katsu Curry, with edamame, shredded vegetables, sticky jasmine rice and quinoa; Salmon Teriyaki, with edamame, bok choi, sticky jasmine rice and quinoa; Miso Chicken with shredded vegetables and coriander & lime bulgur wheat; Goan Fish Curry with pollock, sweet potato, kale, turmeric and biryani rice and Moroccan Chicken with olives, almonds and jewelled bulgur wheat.
The range also caters for vegetarians, with Cauliflower & Paneer Curry with chickpea, spinach and lentil dhal and roasted Aubergine & Halloumi, with butter beans in a tomato sauce and bulgur wheat.
Items from the World of Grains range will be sold in Tesco, Ocado and selected Waitrose stores.
‘Delicious grains with some punchy flavours’
Company founder Charlie Bigham said: “Our new recipes combine delicious grains with some punchy flavours and popular superfoods. They are a tasty option for those wanting to eat flavoursome food, with less hassle. Like all our dishes, these new grains-based recipes are prepared with pride in my kitchen and cooked with ease in your oven at home.”
In March, the company was shown to have bucked the gender pay gap trend when it revealed that it paid women 2% higher at a median rate than men.
Last year, the company created 300 jobs in Somerset, after it began work on a new food preparation site. The new facility was to initially create 100 jobs with 200 being created over the following years.