Sauces

A sauce is a delicious way to bring together the different components of of a meal. The next time you eat out, inspect your plate. More likely than not, you'll find a sauce there - it's part of the reason restaurant food tastes better than home-cooked fare. When you're looking for sauce recipes, consider what you want your sauce to do. A rich, buttery Hollandaise gives your eggs Benedict a luxurious note, while a sweet, tangy gastrique (a pared-down sweet-and-sour sauce) drizzled over your roasted chicken lends sophistication. Nowhere is this more evident than the world of pasta. Spaghetti without sauce? No way. Fetticcini alfredo without the sauce? Useless! The best part is, many of them are easy to make once you know some basic techniques: Creating a rich pan sauce after sautéing meat is simply a matter of adding some wine and butter - and it takes less than 10 minutes.

Crimson Cranberry Chutney

Midwest Living
Total: 15 mins

Black Bean Salsa

Midwest Living

Roasted Beets and Shallots

Diabetic Living

Double Tomato-Caper Sauce

Diabetic Living

Browned Butter Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 20 mins

Horseradish Mustard Mayonnaise

Better Homes and Gardens

Black Bean Risotto Cakes

Family Circle

These yummy bean and risotto cakes are served with a fragrant, citrusy sauce for a super side dish recipe.

Peach and Pear Chili Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

This sweet and spicy condiment pairs well with grilled beef, pork, or chicken.

Total: 20 mins

Chicago Steakhouse Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

Cola and vegetable juice are the secret ingredients in this savory steak sauce. Make extra and enjoy it basted on burgers as well.

Grilled Nectarine Relish

Better Homes and Gardens

Grilling the peach, nectarine, and plum will bring out the fruit's sweetness and add a unique flavor to this relish recipe. Serve with grilled steak or ham.

Firecracker Coconut Dip

Better Homes and Gardens

You can vary the heat of this vegetable appetizer dip by adding more or less wasabi or horseradish.

Total: 20 mins

New Cranberry Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

Persimmons and pomegranates add vibrant color and a touch of sweet-tart tang to this holiday must-have. This recipe is amazing with roast turkey or pork.

Mild Red Barbecue Sauce

Diabetic Living
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