Sauces can be a great way to add flavor instead of fat when finishing a plate of delicious food. It can add that extra delicious mouth feel that improves your feeling of satisfaction.
I usually buy Knorr Bearnaise sauce mix in a packet and make that. But since I'm accountable to you all and touting cooking more from scratch, I made it on my own the other day. Disaster doesn't quite describe it. I made a few mistakes.
I was making it with my stick blender and I couldn't find the beaker. So I was using an old Tupperware container that fell over and spilled out 2/3 of the sauce. Then I knocked it over again and spilled out 1/2 of what was left. However, the final product was super delicious. But I'm still trying to clean up egg on my stovetop.
Chimichurri and Variations
My latest find is Chimichurri sauce. It adds an amazing herb flavor to the beef that's refreshing. Just one note…this is not a classic Argentinian Chimichurri sauce. I liked this one because it was more herbs and less oil, and I liked the flavor combinations with adding in lime juice and cilantro. Remember, if you are allergic to cilantro (ptoi! soap!), add in other herbs.
And watch how easy it is to make when the meat is resting.
This is also great on fish and chicken.
What are your favorite sauces? Leave me a comment and let's look at how to either lighten them up or make them more flavorful so you can enjoy less.
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