Cooking made even easier with Ricardo

SIMPLIFIED CUISINE COURTESY OF RICARDO

For the past two decades, Ricardo’s top-quality recipes have conquered the hearts (and stomachs!) of Canadians everywhere! This top chef’s secret to success lies not only in his unwavering passion, but also in his ability to reinvent unique products that are perfect for introducing new flavours to the table.

There are so many Ricardo products to choose from; from butterflied chicken, to cooking sauces, to decadent desserts, there’s something for the gourmet in all of us! And with new products scheduled to launch soon, you’ll be happier than ever in the kitchen!

IGA is thrilled to offer exclusive Ricardo products, perfect for all your big and small occasions!

Cooking and stir-fry sauces

Want to cook or stir-fry like a chef? Ricardo’s got you covered! Prepare tasty meals in minutes thanks to Ricardo’s cooking sauces!

It couldn’t be simpler: just grab your favourite protein, cover it in one of Ricardo’s flavourful cooking sauces, and cook in the slow cooker, oven, pressure cooker, or pan. Serve with your favourite veggies and sides!

Ricardo’s cooking sauces are made in Quebec, feature fresh, local ingredients, are gluten-free, and contain no artificial flavours or preservatives.

Ricardo has come up with two new stir-fry sauces and one new cooking sauce, available exclusively at IGA.

In just a few minutes, your stir-fries, meats, and protein will explode with flavour thanks to these top-quality sauces. Ricardo’s products are always made with fresh, quality ingredients, so your weekly meals can turn into flavourful feasts!

Sauce à cuisson Citron et Câpres

Lemon and caper cooking sauce

This rich butter sauce made with chicken broth, lemons, and capers will add some brightness to your fish, seafood, and poultry recipes. Pro tip: add the sauce during the final minutes of cooking. As a side, boil some asparagus in salted water for five to eight minutes max, then toss with lemon zest, olive oil, and crumbled feta cheese

Sauce à sauté Teriyaki

Teriyaki stir-fry sauce

This rich butter sauce made with chicken broth, lemons, and capers will add some brightness to your fish, seafood, and poultry recipes. Pro tip: add the sauce during the final minutes of cooking. As a side, boil some asparagus in salted water for five to eight minutes max, then toss with lemon zest, olive oil, and crumbled feta cheese.

Sauce à sauté Général Tao

General Tao stir-fry sauce

Who doesn’t love General Tao sauce? Ricardo’s version is slightly spicy, with a rich sweet-and-sour side, and delicate sesame finish. The whole family will love it! It’s perfect in a stir-fry, or to marinate or glaze meat or plant-based protein. Complete your plate with sesame seeds, red peppers, broccoli, and chopped green onions . . . for a delicious and colourful meal you’ll love!

Butter Chicken Cooking Sauce

Classic butter chicken flavours with a rich blend of tomatoes, spices, and cream.

Gourmet tips: This sauce isn’t just for chicken! Try cubes of firm pan-seared tofu, or oven-roasted diced lamb.

Tofu. This Butter Chicken Cooking Sauce will definitely elevate your tofu game! In a large non-stick skillet, brown 675 g (1 ½ lb.) of firm tofu in 30 ml of butter (drain and cube the tofu first). Add the sauce, cover and let simmer for 10 minutes. For a well-rounded plate, serve with basmati rice, green veggies, and naan bread.

Lamb. Lamb is also great with this mouth-watering sauce. In a large skillet, brown cubed lamb meat in 30 ml of olive oil. Add the sauce, cover and cook in the oven at 180°C (350°F) for 2 hours, or until the meat is tender. Delicious served with basmati rice, green veggies, and naan bread.

Pulled Pork Cooking Sauce

Pulled Pork Cooking Sauce

With this cooking sauce, you’ll get the great taste of BBQ pulled pork, without all the prep! Plus, you’ll love the succulent sweet-and-sour blend of tomatoes and spices. 

Gourmet tip: Let your imagination run wild! Throw this sauce in the slow cooker with chicken and use it to make burgers, or slather onto braised beef and cook in the oven, pressure cooker or slow cooker. The possibilities are endless . . . and delicious! 

Chuck roast. Nothing’s easier than making dinner in your slow cooker! Coat the meat with the sauce, then cover and cook for 8 hours on low. Once cooked, remove any excess fat from the meat and shred in a bowl. Add cooking juices to taste.     

Chicken thighs. This sauce will transform your chicken into a five-star gourmet meal! Simply coat the skinless chicken thighs with the sauce, place in the slow cooker, cover and cook for 5 hours on low. Once fully cooked, remove any excess fat from the meat and shred in a bowl. Add cooking juices to taste. An original way of reinventing the burger!

Bourguignon Cooking Sauce

A French classic, beef bourguignon is a hearty stew-like dish made with red wine, lard, and vegetables. Add this savoury sauce to your bourguignon recipe for a meal the whole family will love.

Gourmet tip: Try this sauce with oven-roasted pork cubes, or slow cooker turkey thighs.

Pork. This rich and flavourful sauce pairs perfectly with pork. In a large skillet, brown meat in 30 ml of butter. Add the sauce, cover and cook in an oven set to 180°C (350°F) for 3 hours, or until meat is tender. For a decadent feast, serve with green veggies, buttered noodles, or mashed potatoes.

Turkey thighs. Try this sauce with turkey thighs! Simply coat 2 turkey thighs with the sauce, cover, and cook for 6 hours on low. Serve with green veggies and mashed potatoes.

Cacciatore Cooking Sauce

Cacciatore Cooking Sauce

Bring some Italian flavour to your table with this yummy sauce featuring fresh tomatoes, bell peppers, and mushrooms.

Gourmet tip: Traditionally used with chicken, this tasty sauce is also great with white fish or firm tofu.

Fish. Ricardo’s Cacciatore Cooking Sauce adds a flavourful kick to white fish like cod and halibut. In a non-stick skillet, brown 4 fish fillets in 30 ml of oil, then add the sauce. Cover and let simmer for 5 minutes, or until fish is thoroughly cooked. Serve with pasta or steamed green vegetables.

Tofu. You can also try this sauce with tofu. Brown 675 g (1 ½ lb.) of firm tofu in 30 ml of oil, then generously coat with the sauce. Cover and let simmer for 10 minutes. Serve with a side of spaghetti squash or pasta.

Ricardo bbq pulled pork cooking sauce bbq shepherd’s pie

In a large skillet set over medium-high heat, brown 450 g (1 lb.) of ground beef in 30 mL (2 tbsp.) of butter. Stir in 250 mL (1 cup) of RICARDO BBQ Pulled Pork Cooking Sauce. Transfer to a 20 cm square baking dish. Cover with 1 can (398 mL) of cream corn and 150 g (5 oz.) of corn kernels. Top with mashed potatoes (900 g / 2 Ib. of potatoes). If desired, brush mashed potatoes with some melted butter. Preheat oven to 190°C (375°F) and bake for 30 minutes. Finish cooking on broil, if desired. Let cool for 15 minutes.

Ricardo bbq pulled pork cooking sauce bbq shepherd’s pie
Ricardo butter chicken cooking sauce chicken pizza on naan

Cherry Tomato Salsa: In a bowl, combine 140 g of halved cherry tomatoes, a minced green onion, a pinch of curry powder and 15 mL (1 tbsp.) of olive oil. Season with salt.

Pizza on Naan : Place 4 naan breads on a baking sheet and generously brush with RICARDO Butter Chicken Cooking Sauce. Preheat oven to 230°C (450°F). Top bread with sliced grilled chicken and bake for 5 to 6 minutes or until bread is hot and crispy. Meanwhile, in a non-stick skillet set over high heat, grill 115 g of cubed halloumi cheese. Remove from oven and top pizzas with avocado slices, cherry tomato salsa, and grilled halloumi cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with lime zest, if desired.

Ricardo butter chicken cooking sauce chicken pizza on naan

FAMILY MEALS

From your freezer to the table in just 30 minutes

Let Ricardo do the work while you enjoy some quality family time!

Simplify your routine with RICARDO’s family-sized ready-to-eat meals. Made using fresh ingredients, these comforting dishes are ready in no time. Just heat them up in the oven at 180°C (350°F) for 30 minutes and you’re good to go! For a family dinner in a snap, try one of the four delicious family-sized meals available.

Incredibly juicy, the General Tao pork and beef meatballs are sure to please the entire family. This sweet-and-sour ginger-flavoured dish is served with a generous helping of vegetable rice.

The kids have practice tonight? Need to work late? How about pasta and meat au gratin? The perfect blend of mafaldine pasta, tomato sauce, beef, and mild Italian sausage will give you the boost you need to get you through the evening.

A comfort dish reminiscent of nana’s kitchen, the meatloaf with tomato sauce is ready in just 30 minutes. Plus, you can use your leftover meatloaf to make yummy burgers or grilled sandwiches for lunch the next day!

A true Italian classic, the cheese and spinach tortellini has a little something extra everyone will love: bacon! Simply cook in the oven and let the mouth-watering aromas fill your home. We bet your kids will be finishing their homework a little faster tonight!

INDIVIDUAL FROZEN MEALS

Cornets de quesadillas poulet, cheddar et poivrons
Ricardo reveals his new ready-to-eat products

Have dinner ready in just 5 minutes!

In the heart of the action at work or drowning in homework, and looking for a meal ready in no time? Ricardo has the solution for turning an improvised food break into a gourmet event! Indulge in frozen individual portions made using only the best ingredients.

RICARDO’s ready-to-eat meals are tasty and feature lots of protein and vegetables. Ready in just five minutes, they’re perfect for a working-from-home lunch break. Even though you’re sitting at your computer, you’ll feel like you’re eating at a five-star restaurant.

In addition to being filling and satisfying, RICARDO’s Prêt-à-manger collection has something for everyone. This means you can easily diversify your menu. Have some creamy shrimp shells with pesto sauce, or go Asian with some General Tao pork or a chicken pad thaï. If you’re a fan of turmeric, try his butter chicken with veggie basmati rice. You’ll love every bite of RICARDO’s Mexican casserole, featuring pork meatballs and mild salsa. And you’ll lose yourself in the oh-so-delectable cannelloni rosé!

Spend less time worrying about lunch and more time on yourself and with your family!

BUTTERFLIED CHICKEN

Ricardo butterflied chicken

With their cooking sauces and delicious cakes heralded a success, Ricardo and his team are now launching their Canadian-raised butterflied chicken. This cooking method is all the rage in Portugal and ideal for the barbecue or oven. RICARDO ready-to-cook poultry is seasoned to perfection and comes in three different flavours that will soon become your go-to dinner classics.

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Portuguese

Tender, juicy chicken with typical Portuguese flavours, coated in traditional spices with smoky notes. The original!

Greek

A Greek-inspired chicken with flavours of lemon, oregano and rosemary that pairs wonderfully with a crunchy green salad full of fresh tomatoes, feta cheese, and black olives.

Korean bbq

A sweet and savoury blend made with garlic and peppery Korean sauce, gochujang. Serve with sticky rice and colourful vegetables.

END THE EVENING ON A HIGH NOTE WITH THESE DELICIOUS,
CONVENIENT DESSERTS

The traditional carrot cake

The traditional carrot cake

Inspired by his mother-in-law’s recipe, Ricardo’s carrot cake is simply exquisite. Combining a lightly spiced pineapple-based sponge cake with a traditional cream cheese frosting, this comforting treat is sure to become a favourite for young and old alike. Made locally using only top-quality ingredients, this carrot cake is a definite must.

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The Red Velvet: a brand-new classic

The Red Velvet: a brand-new classic

Try this packaged version of the classic red and white layered cake. Trust us: it will be love at first bite! Incredibly moist and featuring rich cacao and vanilla flavours and a cream cheese Chantilly frosting, it’s a true gustatory pleasure. Made using traditional methods and real cream, you’re sure to fall head over heels for Ricardo’s Red Velvet cake.

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Exquisitely delicious desserts for all your celebrations

Apple cake

Apple cake

For a limited time, try RICARDO’s new Apple Cake—a delicious made-in-Quebec dessert featuring top-quality ingredients.

End your meal on a high note with this decadent sour cream sponge cake. You’ll fall for the fresh apple and cinnamon filling, crunchy oat crumble, and rich salted caramel drizzle.

Ricardo decadent chocolate cake

Ricardo decadent chocolate cake

Calling all chocolate lovers! Treat your taste buds to RICARDO’s chocolate cake. Try this black-chocolate fondant and fleur de sel cocoa crumble cake topped with a chocolate Chantilly cream. It’s made with real cream and high-quality chocolate. Enjoy this delicious cake today!

Available year-round, exclusively at IGA.

A lemon cake made with real lemons, naturally!

A lemon cake made with real lemons, naturally!

Treat your taste buds to a delicious lemon cake made with real lemons. RICARDO’s moist lemon layer cake is filled with a slightly acidic Chantilly cream. Look no further, this authentic cake recipe bursting with flavour is perfect for any occasion.

Available year-round, exclusively at IGA.