Tag Archive: sauce

Salsa Verde

This is a great sauce to be able to knock out – it goes with so many different types of food – fish, lamb, chicken.. or maybe just bread dipped into it. Make it to your liking – if you like it strong on capers (like I do) add more capers. Here’s what you’ll need: 2 cloves garlic Fresh herbs – choose from Basil, Mint, Parsley, Tarragon – or all of them. The best extra virgin olive oil you can get 1 tablespoon capers 6 anchovy fillets Juice of a lemon Mustard – many recipes call for Dijon but I’m...

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Chilli Sauce

This is a great chilli sauce to have prepared a day or 2 before you host a BBQ. You can make it as hot as you like. It’s great smeared on meat and acts as a brilliant mopping up sauce/dip for pretty much anything you cook. The ingredients 6 or 7 red bell-peppers 3 or 4 red chilies – even more if you want hotter 1 tablespoon of maple syrup 1 tablespoon of cider vinegar 2 cloves of garlic, crushed Sea-salt to taste. Heat your oven to 180c. Put the bell peppers and the chilies on a roasting tray and roast...

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Tomato Sauce – Back To Basics

If you’ve spent any time cooking you’ll probably have made a tomato sauce at some point – it’s one of the most basic sauces you can make. There are however a couple of considerations that make the difference between an average sauce and something really special. Leave the onions out of it You may well disagree with me on this one. To be fair, there’s many an established Italian cook who would rely on onions as the cornerstone of a good tomato sauce but it’s just not for me. I want my tomato sauce to be all about the tomatoes...

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Gremolata

This is a traditional accompaniment to osso buco but can also be used on other meats – it adds a fresh, acidic bite to fish and grilled meats. I used it last night on a beef stew – it really lifted the dish and made a deep, rich beef stew seem altogether more summery. Traditionally gremolata is made with with just the zest of lemon but I’m a sucker for lime so I just had to add little hit of that in there as well. I used a touch more garlic in my version as well – it just gives it...

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