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qwertydvorak

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  • Location: Louisville, KY
Sauces - Post your best or at least favorite. Mon, 04/23/12 7:56 PM (permalink)
I am always looking for a new sauce to try out.  Sauce for anything like dipping, glazing meat, or coating vegetables.  Anything.  I will go first.
 
This is easy and it was originally for broccoli quiche, but I used it most on toast.  ;)
 
1 can of Cream of Mushroom soup
1 - 8oz package shredded sharp cheddar
1/2 can (soup can) of milk
 
Heat the soup and milk together on a low heat, and once warm slowly whisk in the shredded cheddar so that it melts evenly into the soup.
 
That is it.  You can go as high as 16 ounces of cheddar per can of soup, but that starts getting really thick.
 
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    FriedClamFanatic

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    • Location: west chester, PA
    Re:Sauces - Post your best or at least favorite. Tue, 04/24/12 12:59 AM (permalink)
    can of lobster bisque
    3 TBS sherry or Marsala
    TBS dried minced onion
    tsp minced garlic
    some Sriacha if you want spicey
    TBS grated Parmesan
     
    let onion sit in the sherry for an hour or heat 30 secs in microwave
     
    heat all but the cheese just to light boil (you see a few "bubbles") add cheese and serve
     
    Good with Shrimp, crawfish or......gasp!.Lobster! over rice.  Not bad on veggies.  and TBS+ on top of a nice tenderloin(with maybe a small pat of butter) is sublime
     
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      CCinNJ

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      • Location: Bayonne, NJ
      Re:Sauces - Post your best or at least favorite. Tue, 04/24/12 1:29 AM (permalink)


      Champagne Sour Cream Sauce

      2 cups champagne
      1 pint sour cream
      1 ripe mashed avocado blended well with no lumps
      1 teaspoon onion powder
      1 teaspoon garlic powder
      1 cup lemon juice or lime juice
      1 small package of soft cream cheese
      1 pimiento chopped
      Salt & pepper to taste

      Blend the sour cream, mashed avocado and soft cream cheese into the onion and garlic powder. Add pimiento, lemon juice. Blend together. Gradually beat in the champagne, using enough to achieve a thick cream sauce consistency.

      Add salt and pepper to taste. Blend in enough champagne so that the sauce is thick and creamy and stands in peaks when beaten. Serve over any meal to highlight it and bring out the utmost flavor.
      <message edited by CCinNJ on Tue, 04/24/12 1:31 AM>
       
      #3
        SeamusD

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        • Joined: 4/1/2008
        • Location: Syracuse, NY
        Re:Sauces - Post your best or at least favorite. Tue, 04/24/12 11:18 AM (permalink)
        I'll sometimes make a cilantro sour cream sauce, I don't have measurements, but the ingredients are:
        sour cream
        fresh cilantro
        diced onion
        diced tomato
        granulated garlic
        fresh lime juice
        salt and pepper
        optional: a dash of hot sauce; I use Cholula or Tapatio
         
        Or substitute the cilantro with dill, and the lime with lemon, and you've got a nice tangy dill sauce.
         
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          fattybomatty

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          • Location: North Plainfield, NJ
          Re:Sauces - Post your best or at least favorite. Tue, 04/24/12 11:55 AM (permalink)
          I have been making Rachel ray's Satay sauce lately. I don't follow the measurements just the ingredients to taste.

          Peanut butter
          orange juice
          Roasted garlic
          Soy sauce
          Ginger
          Crushed red pepper flakes

          Throw the peanut butter and OJ in a pot first. Cook on medium heat to thin it out a bit to the consistency you prefer. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook to taste preference.

          This is great on chicken, pork, beef, rice...ok it is good on almost everything!
           
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            BelleReve

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            • Location: New Orleans, LA
            Re:Sauces - Post your best or at least favorite. Tue, 04/24/12 1:27 PM (permalink)
            This is a mild type of salsa to serve with chips, or on foods, it's very refreshing when tomato season comes about, and you can always spice it up -
             
            3-4 fresh tomatoes, diced
            3-4 chopped green onions
            can of black olives, sliced in half
            1 small can mild chopped chilies, drained 
            3 TBS. oil
            11/2 TBS. cider or wine vinegar
            garlic salt
            Mix together and chill an hour or so before serving
             
             
             
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              mar52

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              • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
              Re:Sauces - Post your best or at least favorite. Tue, 04/24/12 3:31 PM (permalink)
              Simple sauce good over meat, chicken or fish...
               
              sour cream...  blend in as little or as much as you want of...
               
              Chipotles in Adobo.  (I scrape the seeds out of the chilis)
               
              If you want it mild, just use the adobo.
               
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                lleechef

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                • Location: Gahanna, OH
                Re:Sauces - Post your best or at least favorite. Tue, 04/24/12 5:21 PM (permalink)
                My favorite sauce is beurre blanc which is great on fish.
                Reduce 1T chopped shallots and 1/2 C white wine until almost dry.  Add 1/2 C heavy cream and reduce.  Whisk in 1 stick of butter, cut up, until incorporated.  Salt and white pepper to taste.  If using on fish, a squeeze of fresh lemon. 
                 
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                  rebeltruce

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                  • Location: Culpeper, VA
                  Re:Sauces - Post your best or at least favorite. Tue, 04/24/12 6:28 PM (permalink)
                  I've been making Chimichurri Sauce lately...
                   
                  2 cups or so Cilantro (I use the stems and the leaves)
                  2 cups or so Italian Parsley (just the leaves)
                  1 Tablespoon good Red Wine Vinegar
                  juice of two limes (about 3 Tablespoons)
                  A tablespoon or so of good Red Wine vinegar
                  A couple glugs of Red Wine (maybe 2-3 Tablespoons)
                  1/4-3/4 Cup very good Extra Virgin Olive Oil
                  3-4 cloves minced Garlic
                   
                  Just wiz it all up in a blender or food processor...salt and pepper to taste...excllent on any meat or poultry.
                   
                  I somtimes add a couple of Jalapenos either fresh or roasted......
                   
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                    chefbuba

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                    Re:Sauces - Post your best or at least favorite. Tue, 04/24/12 10:32 PM (permalink)
                    lleechef


                    My favorite sauce is beurre blanc which is great on fish.
                    Reduce 1T chopped shallots and 1/2 C white wine until almost dry.  Add 1/2 C heavy cream and reduce.  Whisk in 1 stick of butter, cut up, until incorporated.  Salt and white pepper to taste.  If using on fish, a squeeze of fresh lemon. 


                    Now your talking!........
                    I think my least favorite would be anything that starts out with "open a can of cream of mushroom soup"
                     
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                      ann peeples

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                      Re:Sauces - Post your best or at least favorite. Wed, 04/25/12 7:05 AM (permalink)
                      cream
                      mushrooms that have been sauteed in butter
                      chicken broth
                      chopped garlic
                      boursin cheese
                      white wine
                      Served this with standing rib of pork-used the leftover sauce over chicken.
                       
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                        Foodbme

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                        • Location: Gilbert, AZ
                        Re:Sauces - Post your best or at least favorite. Thu, 04/26/12 1:35 AM (permalink)
                        My favorite sauces have Horseradish in them -
                        Seafood Cocktail Sauce
                        6 tablespoons tomato ketchup
                        2 tablespoons horseradish
                        4 tablespoons lemon juice
                        celery salt to taste
                        Couple dashes of Tony's Cajun Seasoning
                        Crystal sauce
                        Horseradish Sauce for Roast Beef

                        1/4 c. horseradish, drained
                        1 tbsp. white vinegar
                        1 tsp. sugar
                        1/2 tsp. salt
                        1/4 tsp. yellow mustard
                        1/2 c. Mayo
                        I dislike any sauce that has a can of Cream of ANYTHING in it!
                         
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                          Mosca

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                          Re:Sauces - Post your best or at least favorite. Thu, 04/26/12 7:41 PM (permalink)
                          lleechef


                          My favorite sauce is beurre blanc which is great on fish.
                          Reduce 1T chopped shallots and 1/2 C white wine until almost dry.  Add 1/2 C heavy cream and reduce.  Whisk in 1 stick of butter, cut up, until incorporated.  Salt and white pepper to taste.  If using on fish, a squeeze of fresh lemon. 

                           
                          First thing I thought of.
                           
                           
                           
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                            Mosca

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                            • Location: Mountain Top, PA
                            Re:Sauces - Post your best or at least favorite. Thu, 04/26/12 7:43 PM (permalink)
                            Here's a good bbq sauce:
                             
                            1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
                            ½ cup cider vinegar
                            2 cups tomato sauce
                            ½ cup dark brown sugar, packed
                            1 large clove garlic, finely minced
                            ¼ teaspoon celery salt
                            Pinch of allspice
                            1 Tablespoon freshly grated onion
                            2 Tablespoons pure ground hot red chile
                            ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
                             
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                              mar52

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                              • Location: Marina del Rey, CA
                              Re:Sauces - Post your best or at least favorite. Fri, 04/27/12 12:18 AM (permalink)
                              How about hot sauce?
                               
                              Take 3 , 4 or more if you want it really hot, stemmed and seeded Chili arbols and put in a sauce pan.  Cover with water to just cover them.  Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
                               
                              Put the chilies and water in to a blender with 2 cloves of garlic, a can of peeled tomatos and salt to taste.
                               
                              Blend.
                              Sometimes it needs a pinch of sugar depending on the tomatoes.
                               
                              Great over flank steak or fish.
                               
                               
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