Restaurant Quality Sauces

How to Make Restaurant Quality Sauces

How To Make Restaurant Quality Sauces at Home … in as little as 20 minutes

Several years ago, I helped write an e-book for another website but would like to now share it with my visitors here at ReluctantGourmet.com.

In this series of posts, I’ll try to explain what I’ve learned about making sauces and how easy it is to recreate restaurant quality sauces at home. Learn how to make restaurant quality sauces, both classic and everyday, to serve with beef, chicken and fish.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Sauce Vocabulary

Ingredients

More Ingredients

Sauce Making Techniques

Equipment

How Much Sauce Is Enough

Making Restaurant Quality Stocks at Home

Beef Stock Recipe

Veal Stock Recipe

Demi Glace Recipe

Lamb Stock Recipe

White Chicken Stock Recipe

Roasted Chicken Stock Recipe

Fish Stock Recipe

Lobster Stock Recipe

Vegetable Stock Recipe

The Five Mother Sauces

Bechamel Sauce Recipe

Espagnole Sauce Recipe

Hollandaise Sauce Recipe

Veloute Sauce Recipe

Tomato Sauce Recipe

Restaurant Quality Sauces

Allemande Sauce Recipe – poultry, veal & vegetables

Anchovy Sauce Recipe – fish, chicken & vegetables

Bearnaise Sauce Recipe – eggs, beef, fish & vegetables

Beurre Blanc Sauce Recipe – vegetables & lean meats

Black Olive Sauce Recipe – lamb & beef

Bonnefoy Sauce Recipe  – fish & white meats

Bordelaise Sauce Recipe – steak, poultry, veal & oysters

Bigarde (Orange) Sauce Recipe – duck & chicken

Charcutière Sauce Recipe – pork

Chasseur Sauce Recipe – Beef chops or medallions, veal, game meats

Chateaubriand Sauce Recipe – beef tenderloin, beef steaks

Chutney Sauce Recipe – chicken and green vegetables

Dried Cherry Cognac Sauce Recipe – beef, pork & duck

Madeira Sauce Recipe – beef & chicken

Mustard & Wine Sauce Recipe – chicken & seafood

Mustard Tarragon Butter Sauce Recipe – chicken & seafood

Normande Sauce Recipe – fish & shellfish

Paprika Sauce Recipe – chicken, noodles

Root Vegetable Balsamic Sauce Recipe

Sauce Robert – beef, chicken, pork

Sauce Supreme – chicken, eggs, vegetables & fish

Seafood Sauce for Salmon – seafood, especially salmon

Seafood Sauce for Most Fish – seafood

Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe – steaks, veal chops, sweet breads

Turkey Gravy Recipe – turkey

Wild Mushroom Sauce Recipe – steak, veal chops, pork chops

Restaurant Quality Pan Sauces

Introduction

Burgundy Sauce Recipe – beef, veal, chicken

Charcutière Sauce Recipe – chicken, pork, veal

Lemon Caper Sauce Recipe – chicken, fish

Marsala Sauce Recipe – chicken, veal

Piccata Sauce Recipe – chicken, veal

Making Your Own Stocks at Home

June 24, 2019 0 Comments
Making Your Own Stocks at Home

How to Make Restaurant Quality Stocks at Home Could you imagine having to create a singular sauce with singular ingredients for every dish on the menu? Long ago, European chefs realized that it was a much more efficient way to run a kitchen to have sauce components on hand that could be altered or made […]

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Saucing Food – How Much Is Enough

June 10, 2019 0 Comments
Saucing Food – How Much Is Enough

How Much Sauce Should You Put On Food? At restaurants, where food cost is king, the difference between 1 ounce and 3 ounces of sauce on a dish translates to cash for the restaurant. No matter what type of restaurant, portion control is a key to quality, consistency and revenue. At McDonald’s they have a […]

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Restaurant Quality Sauces – Equipment

May 29, 2019 1 Comment
Restaurant Quality Sauces – Equipment

Having the Right Equipment Makes a Difference Saucier A saucepan whose sides curve up gently from the bottom as opposed to having a completely flat bottom and straight sides. This makes it much easier to cover the entire bottom of the pan when stirring a sauce with a wooden spoon or a whisk. And the […]

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Restaurant Quality Sauces – Techniques

May 24, 2019 0 Comments
Restaurant Quality Sauces – Techniques

Important Techniques for Making Great Sauces at Home Now that we have looked at some of the important ingredients used for restaurant quality sauces, let’s look at a few of the important cooking techniques associated with sauce making. This is not a complete list. There are some great saucing cookbooks that go into much more […]

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More Ingredients for Successful Sauces

May 22, 2019 1 Comment
More Ingredients for Successful Sauces

More Ingredients for Great Sauces at Home Part 1 of  The Secret to Successful Sauces – Ingredients Cooking with Flavor Enhancers One of the differences between restaurant chefs and home cooks is that chefs are familiar with a wide variety of specialty ingredients that can subtly or not-so-subtly enhance a sauce. They understand the diner’s […]

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The Secret to Successful Sauces – Ingredients

May 20, 2019 1 Comment
The Secret to Successful Sauces – Ingredients

Ingredients Chefs Use to Make Restaurant Quality Sauces It’s one thing to offer a book full of sauce recipes. It is quite another to open the swinging door to the restaurant kitchen and reveal chefs’ secrets for sauce making. What follows is an explanation of the tricks of the trade – the ingredients, techniques and […]

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Sauce Vocabulary Terms

May 16, 2019 0 Comments
Sauce Vocabulary Terms

A Glossary of Terms for Preparing Sauces Most cookbooks have a glossary at the end to help you with key terms associated with the theme of the book. I think it is  more helpful if we look at these important terms BEFORE we get started so you have a better idea of what I’m talking […]

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Introduction to Restaurant Quality Sauces

May 13, 2019 0 Comments
Introduction to Restaurant Quality Sauces

What Restaurant Quality Sauces Is All About How often have you gone to a restaurant and wondered how they make the amazing sauces, dressings and gravies that accompany a great meal? At mid-level chain restaurants, many sauces are shipped in, ready made. But at small, stand-alone restaurants as well as stand-alone fine dining restaurants, those […]

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Fish Stock Recipe

March 7, 2016 2 Comments
Fish Stock Recipe

How to Make Homemade Fish (Fume) Stock Of all the stocks home-cooks need to prepare for their favorite recipes, I’m guessing seafood stock is not at the top of the list. It has always been easy find both chicken and beef stock in your local market but hard to find seafood or fish stock. That’s […]

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Mustard and White Wine Sauce Recipe

March 2, 2016 0 Comments
Mustard and White Wine Sauce Recipe

How to Make a Delicious Mustard & Wine Wine Sauce for Seafood or Chicken A classic mustard and white wine sauce can be made numerous ways with a teaspoon of this or tablespoon of that to come up with different versions.  I like this simple way of making it with mushrooms, a little mustard, a […]

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