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Just thought I would put this out there for the US peeps over here in the UK. Havent noticed many of you using americansoda.co.uk or americansweets.co.uk for your bits & bobs that you cant get over here. They both seem cheaper than other websites mentioned & americansweets has a store up north. Hope this helps some of you out. I am a huge fan & use them regularly since the foodnetwork started over here. I am yet to find fire roasted tomatoes anywhere or san marzano tomatoes in stores instead of extortionately priced online but I do get italian sausage seasoning & chipotle in adobo from ebay.

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  1. Sainsbury's do canned san marzano tomatoes as part of their "Taste the Difference" Range. I made chipotle en adobo recently - two bags of chipotles from Casa Mexico made a HUGE amount (filled a large kilner jar).

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    1. re: greedygirl

      Ive yet to see them in my Sainsburys but Im still looking. I do have a recipe for chipotle en adobo but I have not got around to it yet. What did you use in your adobo, if you dont mind me asking? Tesco have started doing chipotles now but they charge a fair whack. I got a huge bag from ebay very reasonably priced! Any luck on fire roasted tomatoes? Unfortunately Im in Welling, Kent so nowhere near Borough Market *sob*

      1. re: psycho_fluff

        I'm pretty sure I've bought fire roasted tomatoes but I can't remember where.

        This is the chipotle en adobo recipe I used.

        http://teaforsix.com/2010/08/03/chipo...

        1. re: greedygirl

          this is the one I had.

          Chipotles in Adobo Sauce

          * 7 to 10 medium-sized dried chipotle chiles, stemmed and slit lengthwise
          * 1/3 cup onion, cut in 1/2-inch slices
          * 5 tablespoons cider vinegar
          * 2 cloves garlic, sliced
          * 1/4 cup ketchup
          * 1/4 teaspoon Salt

          "Chipotles in adobo are chipotles that have been stewed in a lightly seasoned liquid. They have become very popular in Southwestern cooking because the provide a distinctive warm heat and delicious smoky flavor. They can be added to almost anything, including breads, sauces, salad dressings and pastas. Although you can buy canned chipotles in adobo (look for them in markets that specialize in Hispanic foods), this homemade alternative is far superior and is very easy to prepare."
          Combine all of the ingredients in a pan with 3 cups of water. Cover and cook over very low heat for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, until the chilies are very soft and the liquid has been reduced to 1 cup. This recipe will keep for several weeks in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
          For chipotle puree, place the cooked chipotles and sauce in a blender and puree. Put through a fine sieve to remove seeds. Makes 1 cup.
          Per Tablespoon: 9 calories, .3 gm protein, 3 gm carbohydrates, 0 gm fat, 0 gm saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 73 mg sodium.
          From "The Great Chile Book" by Mark Miller

    2. Chipotle in adobo are also to be found at Borough Market