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In cooking, a sauce is a liquid, cream, or semi-solid food, served on or used in preparing other foods. Most sauces are not normally consumed by themselves; they add flavor, moisture, and visual appeal to a dish. Sauce is a French word taken from the Latin salsa, meaning salted. Possibly the oldest recorded European sauce is garum, the fish sauce used by the Ancient Greeks; while doubanjiang, the Chinese soy bean paste is mentioned in Rites of Zhou in the 3rd century BC.
Sauces need a liquid component. Sauces are an essential element in cuisines all over the world.
Sauces may be used for sweet or savory dishes. They may be prepared and served cold, like mayonnaise, prepared cold but served lukewarm like pesto, cooked and served warm like bechamel or cooked and served cold like apple sauce. They may be freshly prepared by the cook, especially in restaurants, but today many sauces are sold premade and packaged like Worcestershire sauce, HP Sauce, soy sauce or ketchup. Sauces for salad are called salad dressing. Sauces made by deglazing a pan are called pan sauces.
A chef who specializes in making sauces is called a saucier.
I came across this recipe, looking for something different to do with a winter squash. I found it. First taste test and hubby grinned. So I left my modifications at just adding shiro miso. I'd have added more but hubby liked it as it is, so that was it.
While cooking is always fun for me, it is especially entertaining to start preparing the meal without a plan. I looked in the freezer for something to thaw for dinner and noticed I had three packages of Johnsonville hot Italian sausage. To cull the supply I brought one of them up to the...
I came across a recipe in the vegetarian times for this recipe. www.vegetariantimes.com/recipes/strawberry-gazpacho-with-lime-cilantro-cream/ .
As always I've adapted the recipe. I'm uncertain that the olive oil in the original recipe is required, so I'm omitting totally.
I've not made much...
I had other plans for dinner this evening. My wife was looking through the fridge and removed a bag of snow peas. She asked me what they were. I said they were snow peas usually used in Chinese stir fries. She asked if we were having a Chinese stir fry for dinner. I said sure I'll do that...
I didn't post an image since there wouldn't be anything very interesting in it. I put this dipping sauce together last night to pair with panko fried chicken tenders. Good sandwich spread as well as I learned today.
3 tbsp green lentils cooked
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp Arby's...
500 gms mixed hot peppers, roughly chopped (or hot peppers of your choice)
350 gms onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, cut into pieces
120 mls vegetable oil
1 lt white wine vinegar or a mixture of white vinegar and wine vinegar
1 1/2 tbsps annato powder OR paprika
3 tbsps salt
The classic method for cooking Hollandaise sauce with a double boiler has always seemed time consuming and fussy to me. The purpose of the classic method is to avoid breaking the sauce. I spent time experimenting with easier faster methods many years ago. I've read recipes that use raw egg...
Ham Balls in Pineapple Sauce
Makes 18 meatballs
1/2 pound ground pork
1 pound ground ham
3/4 cup soft breadcrumbs
1/2 cup milk
2 TB minced onion
1 cup crushed pineapple
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 TB vinegar
2 -3 TB prepared mustard
Mix together the pork, ham, bread...
Königsberg-style Meatballs (Königsberger Klopse)
Makes 12 servings
For the meatballs:
2 cups slightly stale large bread crumbs from hard rolls
Enough water to soak breadcrumbs
2 pounds ground lean beef
1 pound ground pork
2 minced shallots, or 1 small white onion, minced
This is not a classic Stroganoff but has those familar flavors and is easy to make. Serves two.
200 g flat Iron steak, halved then cut into strips
200 g mushrooms, sliced
100 g sliced Bell peppers
1 medium onion , chopped and diced
2 fat garlic cloves, grated
200 ml full fat...
This is a nice refreshing and not too sweet Italian inspired dessert. The Orange zest really lends itself nicely here and gives it a nice aftertaste.
16oz/450g whole-milk Ricotta cheese
1cup/250ml heavy cream
1 Vanilla bean split lengthwise
5oz/150g dark chocolate (70% cacao)...
On my first and only visit to Louisiana, many years ago (30+?), I was initially surprised and then constantly amused that a bottle of Tabasco was always on the table, or counter in a diner, almost as a replacement for salt and pepper which is what my world was accustomed to. Of course I...
you hear pro-chefs speak poetically of umami... yea. we all know now.
I thought I knew it all. but this weekend I was at an Asian Grocery store. I needed XO sauce. I picked up some small oily jars...$6.99. they looked bleak. there were $27 dollar jars but they were hidden in cardboard...
Piquillo peppers* are a vibrant red and have a mild fruity taste which is a lovely combination with the slightly salty prosciutto and sweet mussels. The tarragon adds an aniseed flavour to this dish, but you could use basil instead if you prefer. I used prosciutto cotto but crudo would be fine...
900 gms mixed chile peppers
675 gms onion
16 cloves garlic
900 mls vinegar
120 mls oil
15 gms ground black pepper
15 gms paprika powder
30 gms salt
Wash the chiles and remove the stalks. Cut into pieces.
Cut the onion into chunks, and the cloves of garlic into 2-3...
Brisket braised in homemade hot pepper sauce with onion, garlic and charred whole peppers. Served alongside Curried Carrot mash with Brown butter sauce, toasted Fennel, Nigella seeds and crispy Ginger. Topped with pickled peppers.
The curried mash will be the only one in metric, you’ll need to...
Pub-Style Burger Sauce
Makes about 1 cup, enough to top 4 burgers
3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 TB soy sauce
1 TB dark brown sugar
1 TB Worcestershire sauce
1 TB minced chives
1 medium garlic clove, minced or crushed (about 1 tsp)
3/4 tsp ground black pepper
Whisk all ingredients...
Classic Burger Sauce
Makes about 1/4 cup
2 TB mayonnaise
1 TB ketchup
1/2 tsp sweet pickle relish
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp white vinegar
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
Whisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
Recipe courtesy of America's Test Kitchen
Following my post about actually liking the sauce they put on Big Macs and caseydog's reply, do you have a favourite recipe for a sauce or relish to go on your burger/hotdog/bean burger/chicken fillet in a bun?
I used this as a sauce for a Greek mezze meal. It went great with the potato pancakes.
Makes about 1-1/4 cups.
1/2 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups mixed soft leafy herbs, flat leaf parsley, dill, basil and/or cilantro, roughly chopped
2 Tbsp chopped...