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.

Roasted Garlic Puree Recipe

September 16, 2012 0 Comments
Roasted Garlic Puree Recipe

How to Make Roasted Garlic Puree Even if you are not a fan of garlic, you may be surprised how much you like roasted garlic and roasted garlic puree. The roasting process takes some of the bite out of garlic giving it a mellow, milder flavor that’s great for adding to other dishes or just […]

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How to Make Simple Pan Sauces

September 16, 2012 25 Comments
How to Make Simple Pan Sauces

How to Make a Simple Pan Sauce at Home “If you want to elevate your cooking skills to a new level and up your culinary game, learn how to make a simple pan sauce.” With this technique in your cooking bag of tricks, you can turn a simple pan-fried steak into a mouth-watering meal, a […]

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Basic Tomato Sauce

September 15, 2012 4 Comments
Basic Tomato Sauce

A Simple Tomato Sauce Recipe One of the most important items I have on hand at all times is my Basic Tomato Sauce. Sometimes called Salsa Di Pomodoro but more often called “Italian Gravy” by my Italian friends, this sauce is the start of many great recipes. Once a month, usually on a Sunday, I […]

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Turkey Gravy Recipe

September 14, 2012 1 Comment
Turkey Gravy Recipe

Turkey Gravy in a Hurry Need a fast but delicious turkey gravy recipe…. Who says you have to roast a turkey to have turkey gravy? Maybe you just want some turkey gravy for leftovers or for turkey open faced sandwiches. Here’s a recipe that that’s quick and easy and should do the job. Now if […]

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Pan Seared Duck Breast Recipe

September 14, 2012 4 Comments
Pan Seared Duck Breast Recipe

Pan Seared Duck Breasts with Wild Mushroom Sauce While visiting my best man in McCall, Idaho, we dined on wild duck breasts that were the best I’ve ever had. It may have been a combination of the atmosphere, the reunion, and the wine, but it certainly was a memorable night. This is a quick and […]

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How to Make Brown Stock

September 14, 2012 9 Comments
How to Make Brown Stock

How to Make Brown Stock at Home If you are wondering what’s the difference between “brown stock” and “beef stock”, I’m thinking it has to do with the bones. With a beef stock you only use beef bones, but with brown stock you use both beef and veal bones. If there is another difference that […]

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Secret to Great Sauces Is Demi Glace

September 14, 2012 14 Comments
Secret to Great Sauces Is Demi Glace

The Secret to Great Sauces is Great Ingredients If you ask my daughters what is their favorite meal and they will tell you, “Daddy’s steak with sauce!” I love that my little girls enjoy a good cut of beef like New York strip steak or a filet Mignon served with a rich brown sauce made […]

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How to Make Beef Stock at Home

September 9, 2012 4 Comments
How to Make Beef Stock at Home

How to Prepare Restaurant Quality Beef Stock Pretend you are at a prestigious culinary school observing a cooking class. The students shift expectantly, nervously adjusting their cravats as they await the instructor. In he comes, and everyone scrambles to line-up. Wrinkled apron? Disgraceful. Scruffy? Go shave. NOW. Dirt under the nails? Inexcusable. Go wash immediately. […]

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Buffalo Steak Diane Recipe

July 23, 2012 2 Comments
Buffalo Steak Diane Recipe

How to Make a Tasty Sauce Diane For Buffalo Steak You might be wondering why I choose buffalo meat over beef for this recipe. One, I thought “Buffalo Steak Diane” has a better ring to it than “Beef Steak Diane” and I wanted to let you know buffalo steaks and roasts are readily available now […]

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Striped Bass with Caramelized Onion Sauce

July 23, 2012 0 Comments
Striped Bass with Caramelized Onion Sauce

This Featured Recipe comes from a chef Tres Foshee who was chosen as one of Food & Wine’s Top Ten Chef’s of 1998. I’ve included it on my page for a bunch of reasons. One, it looks like a great recipe. Two, Trey is working at one of my favorite restaurants, the Tree Room at […]

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