Sauce Recipes

 

“It is the sauce that distinguishes a good chef. The Saucier is a soloist in the orchestra of a great kitchen.” – Fernand Point

So true! You can saute a chicken breast to perfection and make a great meal, but if you know how to make simple pan sauces, you can prepare a hundred different meals. Furthermore, you are going to find every cuisine has it’s own style of sauces, some similar, some completely different.

For example, Italian sauces for pasta like a Genovese sauce are much different from classic French sauces like a demi glace sauce. A simple soy ginger sauce for Chinese dumplings looks and tastes different from an Indian curry sauce. Even barbecue sauces can be different depending on where you live.

So here are some of my favorite sauces from various cuisines that you can enjoy with your favorite meals.

Bechamel Sauce Recipe

April 8, 2007 0 Comments
Bechamel Sauce Recipe

How to Make a Classic Béchamel Sauce I received this email from Danielle asking how to thicken her soups to duplicate a “can soup” texture. Here is what she said: “I have recently been into making home made soups, the cooler weather I’m sure being a factor.  I’ve been experimenting with trying to thicken my soup.  […]

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How to Make Reduction Sauces

January 21, 2007 46 Comments
How to Make Reduction Sauces

How Do I Make A Restaurant Quality Reduction Sauce Last night my wife and I had the privilege to attend the first Lemon Ball to support the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation at the Bellevue in downtown Philadelphia. It was a terrific “yellow-tie” event that raised a lot of money to be used for childhood cancer […]

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Penne with Chicken & Peas in a Cream Sauce

January 10, 2007 6 Comments
Penne with Chicken & Peas in a Cream Sauce

What to do with leftover roasted chicken breasts? I roasted a couple of chickens the other night and will write about roasting chickens another time.  I thought as long as I was roasting one whole chicken; I might as well roast two and use the meat from the second chicken for something else. And as […]

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Making Great Sauces at Home

January 5, 2007 3 Comments
Making Great Sauces at Home

Preparing Restaurant Quality Sauces If you have spent any time on my web site, you know I am a huge fan of preparing sauces pan sauces, classic French style sauce and everyday simple sauces. As Fernand Point, the man considered to be the father of modern French cuisine said, “It is the sauce that distinguishes […]

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Demi-Glace For Great Steak Sauce

October 25, 2006 2 Comments
Demi-Glace For Great Steak Sauce

How to Make the Very Best Sauce for Steak My youngest daughter who is just 6 years old has to do a report at school on what her favorite food is. Most of the kids are reporting on macaroni and cheese, pizza, pasta with butter but Maddie is going to talk about filet mignon with […]

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Quick Pasta with Tomato Sausage Sauce

October 3, 2006 23 Comments
Quick Pasta with Tomato Sausage Sauce

We Call It “Sausage Sauce” This is one of the easiest shortcut meals you can make when you just don’t feel like cooking or don’t have a lot of time. Since my wife isn’t eating pasta this month, the sauce by itself is enough for her to eat as a meal. Serve it up with a […]

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What to Do With Leftover Pork Chops

August 8, 2006 11 Comments
What to Do With Leftover Pork Chops

Leftover Pork Chops Can Be Great The Next Day We had some leftover pan roasted  pork chops that needed to be used up and because of the heat I wanted to keep it simple. So, I thought a simple sauce served with rice pilaf and some grilled eggplant would work. Since the meat was already […]

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Mango Salsa with Black Beans

May 30, 2006 1 Comment
Mango Salsa with Black Beans

For Entertaining We had a great weekend in State College celebrating a bunch of family birthdays. As usual, we stayed at my wife’s sister’s home, who takes on organizing meals for every family gathering. She is a wonderful home cook who puts on these incredible feasts that are unique, entertaining and delicious. One of the […]

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Red Pepper Coulis Recipe

May 10, 2006 0 Comments
Red Pepper Coulis Recipe

What is Coulis? Coulis is any thick sauce made of pureed fruit or vegetables. Most commonly seen in the dessert world is raspberry coulis.  This red pepper version goes particularly well with chicken or seafood. PrintRed Pepper Coulis Recipe Prep Time: 10 minutesTotal Time: 10 minutes Yield: 1/2 cup Ingredients1 red bell pepper, roasted 2 […]

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Homemade Barbecue Sauce Recipe

May 1, 2006 2 Comments
Homemade Barbecue Sauce Recipe

“Barbecue Bob’s Barbecue Sauce” Last night I had an impromptu dinner at my friend, Barbecue Bob’s house, where he was grilling up some chicken and hot dogs for the kids. He grills on a Weber Kettle Grill and uses 100% lump hard wood charcoal and you can really tell the difference. I will get into […]

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