Thursday, March 10, 2011

Feeling Saucy?

This week we're feeling downright saucy! So, to put that attitude to good use we decided to serve up a post on our favorite sauces.

Often overlooked, sauces are an important part of every meal and can really spice things up. Instead of worrying about making elaborate dinners and desserts, keep things simple with grilled chicken or fish plus a side of veggies and then dress it to the nines with a great sauce.

Sauces come in handy for every course. Start things off with salad dressings and dips for veggies. Follow that up with entree sauces like Bearnaise, Hollandaise, Chimichurri or BBQ. Then, finish it all off with dessert sauces like Caramel, Chocolate or both!

To help you assemble an array of versatile sauces for any occasion, we fired up the increasingly powerful FoodPair search engine and found a handful of great recipes from across the Web.

Blackened Jalapeño and Avocado Dipping Sauce
Punch up veggies, chips or meats with this smooth and spicy sauce.
Ingredients in this recipe: avocado, garlic, jalapeño pepper, salt, lime juice

Orange Beurre Blanc
This French sauce is an inspired and elegant option for seafood
Ingredients in this recipe: shallot, butter, orange, salt, white wine, white pepper

Root Beer Barbecue Sauce
Barbecue sauce is great for brushing on meat and keeps for 2 weeks.
Ingredients: lemon juice, ginger, ketchup, lemon peel, Worcestershire sauce, molasses, orange juice, garlic powder, onion powder, dark brown sugar, liquid smoke, root beer

Popular in Louisiana, remoulade is amazing with seafood, especially crab cakes.
Ingredients: garlic, scallion, capers, parsley, chive, salt, mayonnaise, white pepper, dried tarragon

Chimichurri Sauce
This South American sauce is great as a marinate or topping for meat.
Ingredients in this recipe: garlic, olive oil, parsley, salt, black pepper, white wine vinegar, red pepper flakes, oregano

No day is complete without dessert and no dessert is complete without caramel!
Ingredients in this recipe: butter, sugar, whipping cream

Let's get cooking!

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