Sauces – A to Z

Aioli

Aioli is a Provençal traditional sauce made of garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and usually egg yolks. There are many variations, such as the addition of mustard. It is usually served at room temperature.

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Alabama-Style White BBQ Sauce

Use this white sauce when grilling or barbecuing chicken; Brush lightly over the chicken during the last few minutes of grilling. This sauce is also great for dipping; set some sauce aside for passing at the table.

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Anchovy Essence

Anchovy essence is a pink-coloured, thick, oily sauce, consisting of pounded anchovies, spices, etc. The essence is used as a flavouring for soups, sauces, and other dishes.

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Apple Sauce

Apple sauce is inexpensive and is widely used. It can be substituted for fat (e.g. butter or oil) in baking.

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Avgolemono Egg-Lemon Sauce

This creamy sauce has a lemony taste that works wonderfully with most vegetable dishes – casserole and steamed – and is a favourite with stuffed cabbage. Use it to give a special touch to leftovers containing ground meat, rice, or vegetables where the lemon taste will blend.

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Bajan Pepper Sauce

Bajan Pepper Sauce is a Barbadian style hot sauce condiment made from hot peppers. It is similar to Cajan-style hot sauce and is traditionally applied in local Barbadian cuisine including: meat, poultry, or fish.

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Banana Ketchup

Banana ketchup is sweeter than tomato sauce and is similar in taste to the Indonesian Kecap manis and the Thai sweet chilli sauce. In Filipino households, this ubiquitous condiment is used on just about any dish – omelettes (torta), hot dogs, burgers, fries, fish and other meats.

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Barberton Hot Sauce

Barberton is known for it’s fried chicken dinner which includes this tomato-rice dish called “hot sauce”. This “hot sauce” can be eaten as a dipping sauce or a side dish.

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Béarnaise Sauce

Like Hollandaise sauce, there are several methods for the preparation of Béarnaise sauce. The most common preparation is a bain-marie method where a reduction of vinegar is used to acidify the yolks. Escoffier calls for a reduction of wine, vinegar, shallots, fresh chervil, fresh tarragon and crushed peppercorns (later strained out), with fresh tarragon and chervil to finish instead of lemon juice. Others are similar.

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Bread Sauce

A warm or cold sauce thickened with bread. It is a savoury sauce served with a main meal.

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Bumbu Pecel – Balinese Peanut Sauce

A Balinese sauce based on chillies, peanuts, tamarind and coconut sugar. Liquid is added to the paste to make a sauce consistency when ready to use. It is commonly served over boiled vegetables, similar to the sauce used in Gado-gado.

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Café de Paris Sauce

Café de Paris sauce is a complex butter-based sauce served with grilled meats. When it is served with a beef rib or sirloin steak, the resulting dish is known as “entrecôte Café de Paris”. It’s actually Café de Paris butter — which of course melts to a “sauce” on the hot sirloin steak (Entrecôte) it must be served with — which was devised by chef Freddy Dumont in 1941, created specifically to be served with sirloin steak.

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Chateaubriand Sauce

Chateaubriand sauce sometimes referred to as “crapaudine sauce” is a culinary sauce prepared in a series of reductions, and is typically served with red meat dishes such as chateaubriand steak.

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Cheese Sauce with English Mustard and Nutmeg

A tasty alternative cheese sauce with a bit of a bite to use with your cauliflower cheese or Mac’n’cheese

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Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri is one of most delicious and versatile sauces around. It’s traditionally served with grilled steak, and is an essential part of the Argentinian parilla, but it goes great with chicken and fish too. Chimichurri works well as a marinade, and is also delicious on vegetables. You will quickly develop your own proportions in this recipe. Some people prefer more garlic, some prefer only parsley, some add fresh tomatoes – experiment to come up with your own signature chimichurri.

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