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Magic Sauce

Magic Sauce

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary leaves
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon fresh oregano leaves
2 teaspoons sweet paprika
2 medium cloves of garlic, smashed into a paste
1 well-crumbled bay leaf
pinch of red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon + fine grain sea salt
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Gently warm the olive oil over medium-low heat in a skillet or pan, until it is just hot. When hot remove from heat. While the oil is heating, lightly pound the rosemary, thyme, and oregano in a mortar and pestle.  Stir the paprika, garlic, bay leaf, red pepper flakes, and salt into the oil. Then add the bruised herbs and lemon juice.  You can use this now, but know – the oil just gets better as it ages over a few days. Keep it in a refrigerator for up to a week/ten days-ish. It thickens up when cold, so if you need it in a liquid state, place it in the sun or in a warm place for a few minutes.

Let’s just start by putting one thing out there. You’re best off making a double or triple batch. This is the sort of stuff you burn through in minutes. Not exaggerating. I cook eggs in it – scrambled, omelette, frittata, you name it. I drizzle it on soups. This time of year that means corn soups, brothy bean pots, or lunch time slurpy noodle bowls. I can attest it’s the sort of thing that makes baked potatoes even better than usual. And salads welcome it as well – particularly shaved salads, or ones made from spicy greens. You can use it to marinate or slather ingredients before grilling or roasting. And its the sort of dressing that turns a bowl full of farro or quinoa or soba noodles into something close to a full meal – just toss in another favorite seasonal ingredient or two.

Comeback Sauce

Comeback Sauce

1comeback-sauce cup mayonnaise

1/4  cup ketchup

1/4 cup chili sauce

1 heaping teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce

1/4 cup light olive oil

juice of one lemon

Mix all ingredients well and store in refrigerator overnight.  It needs to sit to let the flavors become “acquainted”.   They shouldn’t rush into marriage.

Wyoming Wild Barbecue Sauce

Wyoming Wild Barbecue Sauce

bbqsauce1 C. chili sauce

1 C. ketchup

1/4 C. steak sauce

1 T. Worcestershire sauce

1 T. garlic cloves, finely chopped

2 T. horseradish

3 T. dry mustard

1 tsp. Tabasco pepper sauce

1 T. dark molasses

1 T. red wine vinegar

 

In a medium sized bowl, combine all ingredients. Whisk until sauce is well blended.

 

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Honey Herb Sauce

Honey Herb Sauce

1/4 C. honey

2 T. onion, minced

1/4 C. butter or margarine

1/2 tsp. thyme, crushed

Salt and pepper, to taste

 

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil; cook 2 minutes. Toss with vegetables of choice such as: peas, zucchini, spinach, broccoli, green beans, etc. Serve over couscous as a vegetarian entree or alone as a side dish.

 

Ranchero Sauce

Ranchero Sauce

This chunky quick cooked salsa has a lot more flavor than store bought stuff.  Use it on Chile Rellenos, heuvos rancheros, and omelets.  Serve with chips for dipping.  Heat it up, toss with pasta and top with crumbled queso fresco.

 

1 T. Olive Oil

1 tsp. Minced Garlic

¾ C. chopped Onions

3 C. chopped Tomatoes (seeded)

2 tsp. Tomato Paste

1 ½ tsp. Chipotle Puree

1 tsp. Salt

1 tsp. minced fresh Oregano

 

Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat.  Add garlic and onion and sauté until soft.  Add the rest of the ingredients, increase heat to medium high and being to a boil.  Once boiling, lower heat to low and simmer 10 minutes.  Remove from heat and let cool.  Transfer to air tight container and refrigerate up to 3 days.  To use, slowly heat over low heat; thin with 1 tablespoon of chicken stock at a time if too thick.

 

From Chevy’s Tex Mex Cookbook

 

 

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New Mexico Red Chile Sauce

New Mexico Red Chile Sauce

This earthy red chile sauce cans be used as a condiment, stirred into soups and stews or egg dishes.

 

5 C. Chevy’s Chicken Stock

1 lb. Tomatoes, quartered

12 oz. White Onions, quartered

6 cloves Garlic, peeled

6 oz. dried New Mexico Chiles, stemmed and seeded

1 T. Butter, room temperature

1 tsp. Salt

 

In stockpot over high heat, bring stock, tomatoes, onions and garlic to a boil.  Cook for 15 minutes.  Stir in dried chiles, making sure they are immersed.  Remove pan from heat and sock chiles for 15 minutes.  When mixture is cool, transfer to blender or food processor and process until liquefied.  Strain through a fine mesh sieve, pressing on the residue with back of spoon to extract all the chile flavor.  In large saucepan, reheat sauce and stir in butter until melted and incorporated.  Stir in salt and serve.   If preparing in advance, leave out butter until you are ready to use the sauce.

 

From Chevy’s Tex Mex Cookbook

 

 

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Chipotle Puree

Chipotle Puree

Note that pureeing a can of high quality chipotles in adobo will nearly match the flavor in this recipe.

3 C. Water

2 oz. dried Chipotle Chiles, stems removed

1 T. Achiote Paste

½ C. Tomato Paste

½ C. firmly packed Brown Sugar

2 T. Red Wine Vinegar

1 tsp. Salt

2 T. Olive Oil

 

Combine all ingredients in saucepan over high heat.  Bring to a boil, then decrease heat to medium low and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes.  Remove from heat and cool completely.  Puree in blender or food processor until smooth.  Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

 

From Chevy’s Tex Mex Cookbook

 

 

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Low-Fat Cheese Sauce

Low-Fat Cheese Sauce

1 C. Cold Skim Milk

2 T. Flour

1/4 tsp. Salt

1/8 tsp. Pepper

2 oz. Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar

 

Combine 1/2 C. Milk with flour in covered container and shake well to prevent lumps.  Pour into 4 C. glass measuring C. along with the rest of the milk and seasonings.  Cook in the microwave on high for 3-4 minutes, whisking every 30 seconds until thickened.  Add cheese and stir until melted.

 

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Orange Sauce

Orange Sauce

1/4 C. Sugar

1 T. Cornstarch

1/4 tsp. Orange Zest

3/4 C. Orange Juice

2 tsp. Butter

 

in saucepan combine sugar, cornstarch, and orange peel.  Stir in orange juice.  Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.  Remove from heat and stir in butter.  Serve warm over gingerbread or ice cream. Yum!

 

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Sweet and Hot Chili Sauce

Sweet and Hot Chili Sauce

5 T. white vinegar

3 tsp. red chili flakes

8 cloves garlic

Pinch of salt

2 fresh red chili peppers, seeded and sliced

1 c. whole canned tomatoes (with juice)

12 oz. Red Plum jam

9 oz. pineapple juice

4 T.p. apple juice concentrate

 

Place the first 7 ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend to an even consistency. This will take several minutes and require stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides. lace the remaining ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Pour the blended ingredients in the saucepan. While stirring, let this mixture come to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 20 more minutes. Store in air-tight, sterilized jars. It will keep for at least 2 months, refrigerated.

 

 

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SBD Joe’s Mustard Sauce

SBD Joe’s Mustard Sauce

1 tsp. plus 1/2 tsp. Colman’s dry mustard

1 C. mayonnaise

2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp. A-1 Steak Sauce

1 tsp. heavy cream

1 tsp. milk

Salt

 

Place the mustard in a mixing bowl or the bowl of an electric mixer. Add the mayo and beat for 1 minute Add the Worcestershire sauce, steak sauce, cream, milk and a pinch of salt. Beat until the mixture is well-blended and creamy. If you’d like a little more mustard flavor, whisk in about 1/2 tsp. more dry mustard until well-blended. Chill the sauce, covered, until ready to serve.

 

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Caramel Sauce

Caramel Sauce

1/2 C. Brown Sugar

1 T. Cornstarch

1/3 C. Light Cream

2 T. Light Corn Syrup

1 T. Butter

1/2 tsp. Vanilla

In heavy saucepan mix sugar and cornstarch.  Stir in 1/4 C. water.  Stir in cream and corn syrup.  Cook and stir until bubbly (it may even look curdled).  Cook and stir for 2 minutes more.  Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla.

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Nonfat Chocolate Sauce

Nonfat Chocolate Sauce

1/2 C. skim milk

1 T. strong brewed coffee

1/2 tsp. cornstarch

1/4 C. unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 C. brown sugar

 

In a small saucepan, combine the milk, coffee, and cornstarch and stir until the cornstarch dissolves. Stir in the cocoa and brown sugar and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring, until the sauce thickens and is no longer cloudy. Set aside to cool. Use when cool or cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Jack Daniel Grilling/Dipping Sauce

Jack Daniel Grilling/Dipping Sauce

1 Head of Garlic
1 T. Olive Oil
2/3 C. Water
1 C. Pineapple Juice
1/4 C. Teriyaki Sauce
1 T. Soy Sauce
1 1/3 C. Dark Brown Sugar
3 T. Lemon Juice
3 T. Minced White Onion
1 T. Jack Daniels Whiskey

1 T. Crushed Pineapple

1/4 tsp. Cayenne Pepper

Cut about 1/2-inch off of top of garlic. Cut the roots so that the garlic will sit flat. Remove the papery skin from the garlic, but leave enough so that the cloves stay together. Put garlic into a small casserole dish or baking pan, drizzle olive oil over it, and cover with a lid or foil. Bake in a preheated 325° oven for 1 hour. Remove garlic and let it cool until you can handle it. Combine water, pineapple juice, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, and brown sugar in a medium saucepan over medium/high heat. Stir occasionally until mixture boils then reduce heat until mixture is just simmering. Squeeze the sides of the head of garlic until the pasty roasted garlic is squeezed out. Measure 2 tsp. into the saucepan and whisk to combine. Add remaining ingredients to the pan and stir. Let mixture simmer for 40-50 minutes or until sauce has reduced by about 1/2 and is thick and syrupy. Make sure it doesn’t boil over. Makes 1 C. of glaze.

 

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Blueberry Sauce

Blueberry Sauce

2 C. fresh or frozen blueberries, thawed, if frozen

1/4 C. orange juice

1/4 C. water

2 T. sugar

1 T. cornstarch

1/4 tsp. orange peel, grated

1/8 tsp. nutmeg

1 dash salt

 

Combine all ingredients in saucepan.  Cook and stir over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes or until thickened.

Greek Mushroom Spinach Sauce

Greek Mushroom Spinach Sauce

1 lb. fresh white mushrooms, sliced (about 5 C.)

1/2 C. chopped onion

1 package (9 oz.) frozen creamed spinach, thawed

1/4 C. chopped pitted Kalamata or ripe olives

1/4 C. roasted red pepper (from a 7-oz. jar)

1/2 tsp. oregano leaves, crushed

Pinch crushed red pepper

2 T. (about 1 oz.) crumbled Feta cheese

 

In a nonstick skillet over medium heat cook and stir mushrooms and onion until mushrooms are tender and release their liquid, about 6 minutes. Add spinach, 1/4 C. water, the olives, roasted red peppers, oregano and crushed red pepper; cook until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Just before serving stir in Feta cheese. Serve over steamed shrimp, broiled chicken breast or fish fillets, if desired

 

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Skordalia (Greek Garlic-Potato Sauce)

Skordalia (Greek Garlic-Potato Sauce)

Skordalia takes its name from skordo, or “garlic.” Different versions of the sauce are thickened with potato or with bread and nuts or with all three. Some recipes call for only vinegar, while others, such as this one, also add lemon juice. Serve as an accompaniment to fried fresh fish or salt cod, cooked beets, fried zucchini or eggplant, and greens.

3/4 C. blanched almonds or walnuts, optional

1 pound baking potatoes or new potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces

8 cloves garlic

Coarse salt

3 T. red wine vinegar, or to taste

1/4 C. fresh lemon juice

3/4 C. virgin olive oil

Salt and freshly ground pepper

 

If using the nuts, preheat an oven to 350 degrees F. Spread the almonds or walnuts on a baking sheet and place in the oven until toasted and fragrant, 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven, let cool and chop. Set aside.  Meanwhile, bring a saucepan three-fourths full of water to a boil over high heat. Add the potato pieces and boil until tender when pierced with a fork, about 15 minutes. Drain well, return the potatoes to the pan and place over high heat for 1-2 minutes to evaporate the moisture, turning them to prevent scorching. Remove from the heat and, using a potato masher, mash the potatoes until smooth. Set aside.  In a mortar, combine the garlic with a little coarse salt and mash with a pestle until puréed. You should have about 2 T. puréed garlic.  Stir the garlic into the potatoes and, using a whisk or fork, beat in 1 T. of the vinegar, half of the lemon juice and half of the olive oil. Transfer to a food processor fitted with the metal blade. With the motor running, gradually add the remaining 2 T. vinegar, the remaining lemon juice and olive oil, and the nuts, if using. Season to taste with more vinegar, if needed, and the salt and pepper. Transfer to a bowl and serve, or cover and refrigerate overnight. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Authentic White Clam Sauce

Authentic White Clam Sauce

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 T. olive oil

2 T. butter

2 6.5 oz cans minced or chopped clams

1 T. chopped fresh parsley

1 T. chopped fresh basil

1/4 C. white wine

 

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, sauté garlic in oil and butter. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Serve over hot cooked pasta with grated parmesan cheese. Variation: Add 1 can whole tomatoes, drained and 1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves before bringing sauce to boil.

 

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Arrabbiata Sauce

Arrabbiata Sauce

1 tsp. olive oil

1 C. chopped onion

4 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 C. dry red wine or 2 T. balsamic vinegar

1 T. sugar

1 T. chopped fresh or 1 tsp. dried basil

1 tsp. dried crushed red pepper

2 T. tomato paste

1 T. lemon juice

1/2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning

1/4 tsp. black pepper

2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained

2 T. chopped fresh parsley

 

Heat oil in a saucepan or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 5 minutes. Stir in wine and next 8 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and cook, uncovered, about 15 minutes. Stir in parsley.

Amatriciana Sauce

Amatriciana Sauce

 

Olive oil for sautéing vegetables

4 onions, coarsely chopped

8 ounces sliced Canadian bacon or smoked ham, cut into 3/4″ squares

4 cloves garlic, passed through a press

2 cans (35 ounces or so) whole plum tomatoes, drained (if you’re using fresh tomatoes, go for 4 cups)

2 tsp. sugar

3/4 C. dry red wine

Salt and pepper

 

Heat the oil in a 10″ skillet and sauté the onions for 10 minutes.  Add the bacon and garlic and continue to cook for another 5.  Stir in the tomatoes, sugar and wine.  Break the tomatoes up a bit with your spoon, and season to taste with salt and pepper.  Simmer, uncovered, for 45 minutes.  Give it an occasional stir.  Toss with roasted spaghetti squash or with pasta (it’s often served with bucatini).

Alfredo Sauce

Alfredo Sauce

Alfredo Sauce

 

2 T. diced celery

2 T. diced carrot

4 T. diced yellow onion

2 cloves minced garlic

3 T. butter

1 T. all purpose flour

4-6 oz. chicken stock

3 T. white wine

8 fluid oz. heavy whipping cream

Salt to taste

1 pinch ground nutmeg

1/4 C. grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 C. grated Romano cheese (or Asiago, Gruyere, Gouda….for fun, try a blue cheese)

1 egg yolk

2 T. grated Parmesan cheese

 

Melt butter or margarine in a saucepan over medium heat. Add celery, carrot and onion and sauté until onion sweats, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, cook for 2 to 4 minutes longer, careful not to burn the garlic or butter. Sprinkle garlic over entire mixture to form a paste like consistency with the vegetables. Cook for about 2 minutes, until the flour toasts a bit. Add the white wine, scrape pan with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula to pull off anything that may have stuck.  Cook for about 3 to 5 minutes and add your heavy cream, stirring constantly. Stir in salt, nutmeg, grated Parmesan cheese, and grated Romano cheese(or cheese of  choice). Stir constantly until melted, and then mix in egg yolk.  Simmer over medium low heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Garnish with additional grated Parmesan cheese, if desired. Taste and add salt and pepper if necessary. If sauce is too thick, thin it out a bit with more chicken stock.

Aji-Li Mojili Sauce

Aji-Li Mojili Sauce

 

6 each whole green chiles, stemmed and seeded

1/4 C. minced garlic

6 whole peppercorns

1/4 C. white wine vinegar

1/4 C. strained fresh lime juice

2 tsp. salt

1/2 C. olive oil

 

Combine chiles, garlic, peppercorns, and vinegar in a food processor.  Process to a smooth puree.  Add the remaining ingredients, pulse to mix well.  Cover and chill.  Stir before using.

Bone Broth Tomato Sauce

Bone Broth Tomato Sauce

Bone Broth Tomato Sauce

 

1 bay leaf

4 large hothouse tomatoes (approximately 4 C. tomatoes, pureed)

1 T. butter, ghee, or coconut oil

1/2 C. bone broth (flavored or neutral, or stock)

2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed

1 T. dried oregano

2 tsp. dried thyme

2 tsp. dried basil

1 tsp. black pepper

1 tsp. sea salt

 

Put 4 C. of water into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Put another 4 C. of cold water into a large bowl. Make an X cut in the bottom of each tomato (this makes it easier for the skin to come off); put the tomatoes into the boiling water and boil until the skin starts to come off (about 1 minute). Once skin starts to come off, remove tomatoes from boiling water with a slotted spoon and put them into the cold water. (The cold water will make it easier for you to handle them.) Once the tomatoes are cool enough to handle, peel them. Some people recommend that you squeeze the tomatoes to remove the seeds as well. If you like a really smooth sauce or if you have diverticulitis or a related large intestine challenge, this is a good idea for you. Otherwise, you can skip that step.  Put the tomatoes into a food processor with the S-blade or a high-speed blender and puree. Alternatively, you can mash them up with a large fork or potato masher. Add the butter (or ghee or coconut oil) into a medium-sized deep skillet or braising pan (with lid) with the burner on low. With the lid off, heat the butter and add the minced or pressed garlic, oregano, thyme, basil, and black pepper. Allow to heat on low for 2 minutes, until the aromas are released. This releases the medicinal properties of the herbs and spices. Add the pureed tomatoes into the skillet. Now add the sea salt and bay leaf. Put the lid on the skillet and simmer on low for at least 30 minutes. When finished, remove the bay leaf and serve warm.

Artichoke Cream

Artichoke Cream

10 whole artichokes

2 T. roasted garlic

1 T. minced shallots

1 T. extra virgin olive oil

4 C. vegetable stock or chicken stock

2 oz. unsalted butter

3 oz. heavy cream

sea salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste

 

Remove all of the hard outer leaves and core from the artichoke and place in cold water with the juice from 1 lemon. (Be sure to remove all hair and fibers). In a large frying pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and shallots and cook, stirring frequently for about 4 minutes. Add the artichokes and the stock, bring to a low boil, reduce heat to low and cook for 20 minutes. Once artichokes have cooked and are tender, place in the blender and add butter, heavy cream, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth, and pass through a strainer. Serve on your favorite pasta or as a dipping sauce for your favorite bread

All Purpose Honey-Lime Dressing and Dipping Sauce

All Purpose Honey-Lime Dressing and Dipping Sauce

2 T. fresh lime juice

2 T. Dijon mustard

2 T. rice vinegar

2 T. honey

2 T. fresh chives, minced (or 1 Tbs. dried)

1 tsp. kosher salt

1 clove garlic

1/2 tsp. black pepper

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (don’t skip it, it’s not too hot!)

1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil

Mix all ingredients except for oil in a blender or food processor. With the blender running, slowly add the olive oil to the rest of the ingredients to make a smooth, emulsified dressing.

 

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Parmesan Cream Sauce

Parmesan Cream Sauce

Parmesan Cream Sauce

1/4 C. unsalted butter

2 T. all-purpose flour

1/2 C. heavy cream

1/4 C. whole milk

1/4 C. finely grated Parmesan cheese

1 ounce cream cheese, at room temperature

salt and pepper to taste

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Whisk in the flour and cook until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in the cream, milk, Parmesan, and cream cheese until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. If the mixture is too thick, add more heavy cream as needed.

Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve over steaks or steamed veggies.

Sesame Ginger Sauce

Sesame Ginger Sauce

Sesame Ginger Sauce

 

½ C. Tahini

2 T. fresh lemon juice

1 tsp. white miso

1 T. finely grated ginger

2 pitted dates

1 clove garlic, crushed

Freshly ground pepper

2/3 C. water

 

Blend all ingredients in a high-powered blender or food processor. Additional water can be added to achieve desired consistency. Serve with steamed or water-sautéed vegetables. This sauce goes well with bok choy, asparagus, or kale.

 

Yield: 4 servings

Calories: 190

Fat: 14.5g

Fiber: 3.2g

Carbs: 13g

Red Lentil Sauce

Red Lentil Sauce

Red Lentil Sauce

 

1/2 C. red lentils

1 medium onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, chopped

1 C. carrot juice

1 T. VegiZest or other no-salt seasoning blend

1 tsp. cumin

1/2 tsp. balsamic vinegar

1/2 C. water

1.4 C. chopped pecans

 

Add lentils, onions, garlic, and carrot juice to a saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer until the lentils are soft and pale (20-30 minutes). Add more carrot juice if needed. Put the cooked lentil mixture into a food processor or blender with VegiZest, cumin, and balsamic vinegar and blend to a smooth puree. Add additional water if it is too thick. Serve with steamed broccoli, cauliflower, or other vegetables. Top with chopped pecans.

 

Yield: 4 servings

Calories: 176

Fat: 5.4g

Fiber: 9.1

Carbs: 25g

Chervil Pesto

Chervil Pesto

Chervil Pesto

1/2 lb. chervil (mostly leaves, a bit of stem works fine)

about 2 1/2 cups sunflower oil

3/4 cup walnuts or hazelnuts

Juice from one lemon (about 2 T.)

Garlic and Salt to taste

 

Combine these ingredients and blend.  Add the sunflower oil 1/4 cup at a time and stop adding oil when the pesto is the consistency you like.  Makes about 2 1/2 cups.  Toss the pesto with pasta and serve along with baked winter squash, roasted radicchio, stuffed sweet peppers, and other autumn favorites.  Yum.

Green Sauce for Everything

Green Sauce for Everything

Green Sauce for Everything

 

2 T. chopped shallot

2 T. capers, rinsed and drained

2 tsp. Dijon mustard

2 tsp. grated lemon zest, plus 1 T .fresh lemon juice

1 garlic clove, minced or grated

1/2 C. [15 g] coarsely chopped fresh parsley

1/3 C. [15 g] coarsely chopped fresh mint

1/3 C. [80 ml] extra-virgin olive oil

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

 

In a small bowl, stir the shallot, capers, mustard, lemon zest, and garlic with a fork to combine. Add the parsley and mint and stir, then slowly whisk in the oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Outback Remoulade Sauce

Outback Remoulade Sauce

1 large egg yolk

3 T. Dijon or Creole style mustard

1/4 C. rice wine vinegar

1 T. Paprika

1 C. vegetable oil

2 T. grated horseradish, fresh or prepared (fresh is best)

1 tsp. garlic, chopped fine

1/3 C. scallions (I used shallots instead-better)

1/3 C. celery, chopped very fine

2 T. chopped parsley

2 T. catsup

2 T. mayonnaise

Salt, Sugar & Pepper to taste

Up to ½ C. Oil

 

Combine egg yolk, mustard, vinegar & paprika in bowl & whisk. Add the oil gradually. Whisk until all are combined then add the remaining ingredients & mix well.

Chili-Lime Sauce for Salmon

Chili-Lime Sauce for Salmon

1/2 cup fish sauce
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon finely minced garlic
1 teaspoon finely chopped hot green chillies (jalapeno or thai chilis are good for this; use hotter if you prefer)
1 teaspoon finely minced cilantro or parsley

Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and stir until the sugar is fully dissolved and all the ingredients have mixed. This can be made in advance of cooking the fish, allowing the flavors to combine.

Horseradish Cream Sauce

Horseradish Cream Sauce

1/4 C. Whipping Cream
1 – 1 1/2 T. grated, drained Horseradish (fresh or prepared)
1/2 T. Lemon Juice
Dash Salt & White Pepper

Whip cream until stiff. Slowly stir in horseradish, lemon juice and seasonings; blend well. Serve chilled with beef.

Yield: 1/2 – 3/4C.
Serving Size: 1 T.

Calories: 21
Fat: 2g
Fiber: 0g

Artichoke Crema Pesto

Artichoke Crema Pesto

1 C. drained canned artichoke hearts in water

1/2 C. extra-virgin olive oil

2 cloves garlic, popped from skin

A handful fresh flat-leaf parsley

A pinch cayenne pepper

Juice of 1/2 lemon

Coarse salt, to taste

 

Heat oil and garlic in small pan on low heat or in microwave, 20 seconds on high, before using.

Pulse all ingredients in a processor or blender until paste forms. Toss with hot pasta (this recipe good for one pound of pasta).

 

 

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Basic Teriyaki Sauce

Basic Teriyaki Sauce

 

1 C. Mirin

1/2 C. sake

1/2 C. dark soy sauce

 

Combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil in saucepan and simmer 10 minutes.    Cool before using as a marinade.

Savory Oregon Blueberry Sauce

Savory Oregon Blueberry Sauce

1½-C. Oregon blueberries

2 T. chopped shallots or onions

2 T. butter or margarine

2 T. flour

½-tsp. dried thyme, crushed

¼-tsp. dried rosemary, crushed

½-C. dry red wine

½-C. water

 

Sauté shallots in butter or margarine in small saucepan. Add flour and herbs. Cook and stir until mixture bubbles and thickens. Gradually add wine and water. Stir in Oregon Blueberries. Cook and stir until mixture thickens and boils. Simmer 2 minutes. Makes 2½-C.

Tangy Remoulade Sauce

Tangy Remoulade Sauce

2 T. Creole or whole-grain mustard

2 T. chopped green onion tops, green part only

1 1/2 tsp. prepared horseradish

1 tsp. chopped garlic

1 tsp. yellow mustard

1 tsp. hot sauce

1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 T. fresh lemon juice

1 large egg

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

1/2 C. plus 2 T. vegetable oil

2 T. chopped fresh parsley leaves

1 to 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped

1 1/2 T. drained and coarsely chopped capers

 

In the bowl of a food processor or blender, add the Creole mustard, green onions, horseradish, garlic, mustard, hot sauce, Worcestershire, lemon juice, egg, salt, and pepper. Process until smooth, about 30 seconds. With the motor running, slowly pour the vegetable oil into the blender or food processor in a slow, steady stream. Add the parsley and pulse to combine. Transfer to a container, fold in the chopped eggs and capers, cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour before using. This sauce will keep, refrigerated, for up to 24 hours.

Blue Cheese Sauce

Blue Cheese Sauce

Blue Cheese Sauce

 

2 T. clarified butter

1 shallot, minced

1 oven-roasted garlic clove, minced

1/4 C. dry white wine

2 C. heavy cream

2 C. creamy blue cheese

4 ounces cream cheese

Fresh oregano to taste

Salt and black pepper to taste

 

Sweat shallots and garlic in butter until translucent. Add wine; allow to reduce until wine is almost evaporated. Add cream and continue to reduce by 1/2 the volume. Lower heat; add cheeses and allow to melt into sauce. Season to taste. Set aside and keep warm.

Garlicky Hoisin Sauce

Garlicky Hoisin Sauce

This recipe goes with Garlicky Hoisin Beef

1 1/2 T. olive oil
3 T. minced scallion (white parts only)
2 T. minced garlic
1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
3/4 C. hoisin sauce (available in the Asian-food aisle of most supermarkets)
1/2 C. water
1 1/2 T. soy sauce
1 1/2 T. sugar

Heat a wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and heat for 30 seconds. Add the scallions, garlic, and pepper flakes, if using, and cook until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens slightly, about 1 1/2 minutes. Pour into a bowl.

Yield: 4 servings
Calories: 180
Fat: 6.8g
Fiber: 1g

Tomato-Basil Sauce

Tomato-Basil Sauce

This flavorful, yet basic, sauce embodies the simple, rustic elegance of classic Italian cooking at its best. It is used in a wide range of Italian dishes, including soups, pastas, baked dishes, risotto and, of course, pizzas, to which it adds a deeper, more fully developed flavor than the uncooked tomato sauce at left. If you find that your tomatoes lack a good balance of sweetness and acidity, add a few pinches of sugar to bring out their natural sweetness.

 

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

12 plum (Roma) tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped, or 1 can (28 oz) plum (Roma) tomatoes, chopped, with their juices 

8 large fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped

Salt and freshly ground pepper

 

In a large frying pan over medium heat, warm the oil. Add the garlic and sauté for a few seconds just until fragrant. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring frequently, until they begin to break down and form a sauce, about 10 minutes.  Add the basil, season to taste with salt and pepper and raise the heat to medium-high. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens and is no longer watery, 15 to 20 minutes. Use immediately, or transfer to a container with a tight-fitting lid and refrigerate for up to 2 days.