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.

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 […]

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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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Penne Pasta with Artichoke Sauce Recipe

April 19, 2006 2 Comments
Penne Pasta with Artichoke Sauce Recipe

An Artichoke Sauce for Pasta I found this recipe on a box of penne pasta last night that I cooked for my kid’s dinner. It’s a simple, straightforward recipe that I adapted a little but I can’t wait to try. If you read my blog or visit my web site, you’ll notice I am always […]

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Sautéed Chicken with Tikka Masala Sauce

April 18, 2006 7 Comments
Sautéed Chicken with Tikka Masala Sauce

Another Great Shortcut Meal Another “shortcut meal” I pulled together this week was prepared by sautéing some boneless, skinless chicken breasts in olive oil and butter and finishing in a commercial sauce I found at Whole Foods. The Tikka Masala Sauce is from Maya Kaimal’s line of products.  She is an expert on Indian food […]

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Chicken with Whole Grain Mustard Cream Sauce

April 13, 2006 9 Comments
Chicken with Whole Grain Mustard Cream Sauce

Chicken with Whole Grain Mustard Cream Sauce This recipe comes from Chef Jim Ruch, a boat chef from Florida who travels all over the world cooking on various size yachts for all sorts of interesting people. We met online when he asked me to help promote his cooking DVD, One Pan Wonder. This recipe is […]

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Gnocchi with Bacon & Peas Cream Sauce Recipe

March 20, 2006 29 Comments
Gnocchi with Bacon & Peas Cream Sauce Recipe

Bacon and Pea Gnocchi We often visit State College, PA (Town of Knowledge and Penn State Football) to visit my wife’s parents and her sister Judy who is an excellent home cook and someone you will see me write about often. On a visit a couple of months ago Judy told me about her neighbor’s […]

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Green Peppercorn Sauce – 20 minute version

March 14, 2006 0 Comments
Green Peppercorn Sauce – 20 minute version

The Secret to Making a Quick Green Peppercorn Sauce Recipe Demi-Glace The big difference between this shorter version of the Green Peppercorn Sauce recipe and the longer version is the use of Demi-Glace.  Demi glace is a brown sauce reduction made from beef and veal stock that has been reduced for hours and hours down […]

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Green Peppercorn Sauce – 50 minute version

March 13, 2006 0 Comments
Green Peppercorn Sauce – 50 minute version

50 Minute Recipe for Preparing Green Peppercorn Sauce My wife handed me this recipe cut out from our local newspaper the other day and said let’s try this. It was for Meatballs with a Green-Peppercorn Sauce. The meatballs looked pretty standard and I will talk about them some other time but I was really interested […]

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Steak with Wild Mushroom Sauce Recipe

January 8, 1998 0 Comments
Steak with Wild Mushroom Sauce Recipe

Wild Mushroom Sauce Recipe for Steak This recipe for steak with wild mushroom sauce was posted back in 1997 and one of the first recipes I posted on the this site. I’ve made a few changes but it still holds up. – RG My wife and I spent Valentine’s Day 1997 with five good friends […]

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