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Recipes Tagged with “sauce”

Sauce Chateaubriand

miscellaneous french sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 dl de vin blanc
  • échalote émincée
  • une branche de persil
  • un brin de thym
  • feuille de laurier
  • 3 dl de fonds de veau lié réduit
  • 100 g de beurre à la maître d’hotel
  • une petite cuillerée d’estragon haché

Preparation

  1. Réduire des deux tiers 2 décilitres de vin blanc additionné d’une échalote émincée, d’une branche de persil, d’un brin de thym, d’un menu fragment de feuille de laurier.
  2. Mouiller de 3 décilitres de fonds de veau lié réduit. Faire bouillir quelques instants. Passer à l’étamine.
  3. Ajouter, au dernier moment, 100 grammes de beurre à la maître d’hôtel et une petite cuillerée d’estragon haché.

MC


Port Wine Sauce

miscellaneous french sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. butter
  • ¼ cup shallots finely chopped
  • ¾ cup Port
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • 1 cup demi-glace
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • ¼ cup heavy cream (optional)

Preparation

Melt the butter in a saucepan and sauté the shallots briefly until translucent (3 min). Deglaze with the Port and red wines and reduce until most of the wine has cooked off (5-6 min). Add the demi glace, salt, pepper, bay leaf, and thyme and simmer for approximately 5-6 minutes (or until the sauce has thickened). Strain the sauce, add the heavy cream (if desired), and return to a simmer for a few minutes and serve. The optional heavy cream gives the sauce a richer color and additional flavor.

Reluctant Gourmet


Demi-Glace

miscellaneous french sauce

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 to 4 fresh parsley stems
  • 7 to 8 whole black peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups sauce espagnole
  • 2 cups beef stock

Preparation

Wrap the thyme, parsley stems, peppercorns, and bay leaf in a piece of cheesecloth.

Combine the brown sauce and the beef stock in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then lower heat to a simmer. Add the cheesecloth bundle, and reduce the liquid for about 45 minutes, or until the total volume has reduced by half. Remove pan from heat and retrieve the sachet.

Carefully pour the demi-glace through a wire mesh strainer lined with a piece of cheesecloth.

Spruce Eats


Brown Stock

miscellaneous sauce french untested

Ingredients

  • 5 lb. beef bones, veal bones, or feet, cut into 3-4" pieces
  • 1/2 lb. onions, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 lb. carrots, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 lb. celery, roughly chopped
  • 6 oz. tomato paste
  • 5 qt. cold water
  • 1 tbsp. dried thyme
  • a few fresh parsley stems
  • a bay leaf
  • several whole peppercorns
  • several whole cloves

Preparation

Arrange the bones in a heavy roasting pan, and drizzle with a bit of vegetable oil. Roast them in a hot oven (400 F) for around an hour. They should be moderately browned. Add the onions, carrots, and celery, and continue roasting for around 20 minutes. Add the tomato paste, stir, and roast for another 10 minutes.

Remove the bones to a stockpot. Deglaze the roasting pan with a bit of water. Add the cold (important!) water to the stockpot, along with the mirepoix and the deglazing liquid from the roasting pan. Add the spices, tied together in a bundle of cheesecloth.

Bring the pot to a boil, then lower it to a simmer. Simmer for 4 to 6 hours, skimming fat and scum from the surface every so often. The goal is to end with 4 qt. of stock for every 5 qt. of water that you started with, so partially cover the pot and/or add more water to maintain that level.

Strain through cheesecloth and chill.

Spruce Eats


Sauce Espagnole

miscellaneous sauce french

Ingredients

  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 to 4 fresh parsley stems
  • 7 to 8 whole black peppercorns
  • 1 ounce clarified butter
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup diced carrot
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 1 ounce all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups brown stock (i.e. beef stock)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato puree

Preparation

Fold the bay leaf, thyme, parsley stems, and peppercorns in a square of cheesecloth and tie the corners with a piece of kitchen twine. Leave one string long enough so that you can tie it to the handle of your pot to make it easier to retrieve.

In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt the butter over a medium heat until it becomes frothy. Add the mirepoix—onions, carrots, and celery—and sauté for a few minutes until lightly browned. Don’t let it burn. With a wooden spoon, stir the flour into the mirepoix a little bit at a time until it is fully incorporated and forms a thick paste (this is your roux). Lower the heat and cook the roux for another 5 minutes or so, until it just starts to take on a very light brown color. Again, don’t let it burn. Using a wire whisk, slowly add the stock and tomato purée to the roux, whisking vigorously to make sure it’s free of lumps.

Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and add the sachet. Simmer for about 50 minutes, or until the total volume has reduced by about 1/3, stirring frequently to make sure the sauce doesn’t scorch at the bottom of the pan. Use a ladle to skim off any impurities that rise to the surface. Remove the sauce from the heat and retrieve the sachet. For an extra smooth consistency, carefully pour the sauce through a wire mesh strainer lined with a piece of cheesecloth.

Spruce Eats


Mayonnaise

side dish belgian sauce untested

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp. white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. lukewarm water
  • 2 tbsp. sharp mustard
  • 4 dl peanut oil or fine salad oil
  • salt and pepper

Preparation

Put egg yolks in a bowl and beat them for a moment. Add the vinegar, water, and mustard. Whisk (or use a mixer) briefly. Whisk in the oil in a stream. Taste and season with salt and pepper. If the mayo is too thick, you can add extra vinegar, lemon juice, or water.

Dagelijkse kost, translated


Cranberry Sauce

miscellaneous cranberry sauce

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup 100 percent cranberry juice, not cocktail
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 pound fresh cranberries, approximately 4 cups

Preparation

Wash the cranberries and discard any soft or wrinkled ones.

Combine the orange juice, cranberry juice and honey in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the cranberries and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries burst and the mixture thickens. Do not cook for more than 15 minutes as the pectin will start to break down and the sauce will not set as well. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.

Carefully spoon the cranberry sauce into a 3 cup mold. Place in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours and up to overnight.

Remove from the refrigerator, overturn the mold and slide out the sauce. Slice and serve.

Alton Brown, Food Network


Salsa Taquera

miscellaneous mexican salsa sauce

Ingredients

  • 10 tomatillos
  • 2 small roma tomatoes
  • 3-6 chipotle chiles in adobo (based on spice)
  • 1 chile serrano
  • 2 cups water (maybe less, control thickness here)
  • 1 tbsp dry oregano
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1/8 cup white vinegar
  • 2 cloves of garlic

Preparation

Boil the tomatillos and the tomatoes together. Once boiled, drain them and place in blender. Add the rest of the ingredients, and blend it all.

Authentic Mexican Recipes


Swiss Chard Pesto with Almonds

miscellaneous greens pasta sauce

Ingredients

  • Kosher salt
  • 3 bunches Swiss chard, stems removed
  • 3/4 cup toasted almonds
  • 3/4 cup grated aged Pecorino Romano cheese
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • 2 lemons, zested and juiced
  • 1 clove garlic, grated on a rasp grater
  • About 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

Bring a large pot of water to a boil; season the water generously with kosher salt. Prepare an ice water bath with a colander. Blanch the Swiss chard in the boiling water until tender, about 2 minutes. Shock immediately in the ice water. Drain by squeezing the leaves in a ball in a clean kitchen cloth.

Put the cooked chard, almonds, cheese, nutmeg, cloves, lemon zest and juice and garlic into the bowl of a food processor and pulse until the mixture begins to break down and come together. Add enough olive oil to the mixture to just get it to come together, about 3/4 cup. Season with salt and pepper.

Food Network


Horseradish Sauce

miscellaneous sauce

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons jarred grated horseradish (with liquid)
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, horseradish, zest, and 2 teaspoons salt. Season generously with pepper to taste. Refrigerate the horseradish sauce for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Food Network