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.

 

Tzatziki Sauce For Lamb

July 1, 2015 0 Comments
Tzatziki Sauce For Lamb

A Classic Greek Sauce For Lamb, Chicken or Veggies Last night we grilled up some bone-in lamb loin chops and served them with this traditional Mediterranean cucumber, yogurt sauce called tzatziki and it’s incredible. I can see myself serving this with other meats and poultry or as a dip with vegetables or pita bread. For […]

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Penne Pasta with Genovese Sauce Recipe

April 22, 2015 8 Comments
Penne Pasta with Genovese Sauce Recipe

A Classic Pasta Dish From Naples Italy My wife read about this recipe in the New York Times a few weeks ago and we had to give it a try. It is a very simple southern Italian dish that reminds me a little of another favor pasta sauce but from the northern town of Bologna […]

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Pan Fried Salmon with Maple Ginger Glaze Recipe

March 12, 2015 4 Comments
Pan Fried Salmon with Maple Ginger Glaze Recipe

How to Make a Maple Ginger Glaze for Salmon This is a great technique for cooking salmon filets that is quick to prepare AFTER you prep all the ingredients. Not that any of the prep work is difficult, it just takes time to peel and mince a bunch of ingredients. For example, zesting an orange […]

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Pork Ragu Recipe

February 20, 2015 2 Comments
Pork Ragu Recipe

One of My Favorite Sauces for Fresh Pasta My friend Geoff is an excellent cook and an even better baker. You may have seen his recipe for The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie. He has also shared with me his Apple Pear Cake and Chocolate Cake recipes. He is also a wonderful pasta maker. At least […]

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Spaghetti with Tomato Caper Sauce Recipe

February 12, 2015 0 Comments
Spaghetti with Tomato Caper Sauce Recipe

A Delicious Quick & Easy Midweek Sauce for Spaghetti Last night my youngest daughter was at a meeting for young entrepreneurs and my wife had to work late. My oldest daughter was prepping for her SATs with a tutor and I knew she would be hungry when she finished up. I didn’t have anything planned […]

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Simple Pan Sauce For Chicken

January 7, 2015 0 Comments
Simple Pan Sauce For Chicken

How to Make a Simple Pan Sauce For Pan Fried Chicken Most of us are comfortable with pan-frying a chicken breast or what some people call “saute a chicken breast”, but how many go the extra step to make a simple pan sauce to serve with it? Making a pan sauce is easy to do […]

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Tagliatelle Pasta With Walnuts and Lemon Recipe

January 6, 2015 3 Comments
Tagliatelle Pasta With Walnuts and Lemon Recipe

A Simple Sauce for a Unique Pasta For Christmas, my wife gave me the hot, new cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi called Plenty More. It is his follow up to his bestselling, Plenty, and continues to delve into vegetarian cooking.  What I really like about this cookbook is that it is organized by cooking methods rather […]

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Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

October 16, 2014 4 Comments
Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

Spaghetti and Meatballs with Fresh Tomato Sauce & Pecorino Cheese My daughters and I prepared spaghetti and meatballs one night a couple of weeks ago when my wife was out for a business dinner. Making both the meatballs and the sauce from scratch in under an hour was a challenge and I’m sure not the […]

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Rhubarb Chutney Recipe

June 23, 2014 3 Comments
Rhubarb Chutney Recipe

Rhubarb Chutney – A Condiment for All Seasons When you think of rhubarb do you think of rhubarb pie? I think of the small farm next to our house where every few years they grew rhubarb and as kids we use to play hide and seek under the big leaves. Every once in a while […]

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Sauce Veracruz Recipe

April 11, 2014 0 Comments
Sauce Veracruz Recipe

  Veracruz Sauce Recipe for Fish, Chicken or Pork Tenderloin This is an adaptation of another meal we received from Blue Apron and our favorite of the three. You may recall the recipe I posted for 3 – Chili Beef Chili and talked about this new service (to us) called Blue Apron where you receive […]

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