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.

Simple Reduction Sauce

January 2, 2014 6 Comments
Simple Reduction Sauce

How to Make a Simple Reduction Sauce A reader wrote to me to say that he cannot make a reduction correctly.  He said that it never reaches a saucy consistency unless he uses a slurry or a roux to thicken it.  He wants to know if he is missing something. I love reductions and reduction […]

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Pasta Carbonara Recipe

September 4, 2013 1 Comment
Pasta Carbonara Recipe

Macaroni Alla Carbonara My friend, Angelina, and her family went on a ten-day trip to Italy this summer so I of course had to pick her brain about the food she ate throughout the vacation. Unsurprisingly, Angelina gushed about the “paste della tradizione romana” (traditional Roman pastas) that she ordered at almost every meal. Angelina […]

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Horseradish Cream Sauce Recipe

August 22, 2013 0 Comments
Horseradish Cream Sauce Recipe

Horseradish Cream Sauce = Perfect Companion for a Beef Tenderloin A simple meal for a large get-together is roasted beef tenderloin. Season a trimmed filet Mignon, toss it into the oven and in no time you have a meal for many. A good tenderloin is fantastic all by itself or maybe with a little extra […]

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Pasta with Wild Mushroom Sauce and Grilled Chicken Recipe

May 7, 2013 2 Comments
Pasta with Wild Mushroom Sauce and Grilled Chicken Recipe

Riccioli Pasta with Wild Mushroom Sauce & Grilled Chicken Needed a “quick & easy” recipe for dinner last night. My wife pulled out a bag of frozen chicken tenders from the freezer in the morning and marinated them in balsamic dressing before heading out to work. She “mentioned” we should use up the fresh, wild […]

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Bolognese Sauce Recipe

January 3, 2013 0 Comments
Bolognese Sauce Recipe

A Great Meat Sauce with Pasta Recipe I love Bolognese Sauce when the weather drops below 40 degrees like it has here in Philadelphia. Normally I serve it with penne but I recently ordered a case of pappardelle pasta from Amazon and my wife thought it would be a good idea to make some room […]

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Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Sauce

December 14, 2012 0 Comments
Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Sauce

Tomato Pesto Sauce I have a recipe for Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta that calls for using a commercial brand of Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto or your own homemade version. Unfortunately the recipe didn’t make it in the transfer to the new site so here it is. For the record, this pesto goes great on pasta but […]

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Wild Mushroom Cream Sauce Recipe

October 1, 2012 6 Comments
Wild Mushroom Cream Sauce Recipe

A Mushroom Cream Sauce This weekend we had friends over for a dinner party and I wanted to share with you the wild mushroom cream sauce that we served on a fine commercial penne pasta imported from Umbria, Italy. We were thinking of making our own homemade fettuccine pasta but I thought the penne would […]

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Hollandaise Sauce Recipe and Video

September 21, 2012 0 Comments
Hollandaise Sauce Recipe and Video

How to Make a Classic Hollandaise Sauce Video Demonstration We all love our Hollandaise sauce with our Eggs Benedict but did you know this classic sauce is great on fish and meats? This is a very cool video of how to make Hollandaise Sauce at home. Hollandaise is an egg based sauce that is very […]

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Making Pasta with Garlic and Olive Oil Even Better

September 17, 2012 0 Comments
Making Pasta with Garlic and Olive Oil Even Better

Making Pasta with Garlic & Oil Super – From Simple to Special Once you know how to make the Basic Pasta with Garlic and Olive Oil, you can change the flavor of the dish dramatically by simply adding any combination of ingredients you would like. It might sound like a stretch to say that this […]

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Cooking with Hot Peppers

September 16, 2012 6 Comments
Cooking with Hot Peppers

Four Recipes for Cooking With Hot Peppers By contributing writer Mark R. Vogel Some Like It Hot Do you like hot food? I mean really hot food? Are you a chile head? Then let’s talk hot peppers. Chile peppers, of which there are almost 200 varieties, have been cultivated since 6200 B.C. All chile peppers […]

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