Category: Sauces

  • Salsa verde

    Salsa verde

    Also known as green salsa or tomatillo salsa. 6 tomatillos, cut into 2-inch pieces 6 large sprigs of cilantro Grind up in blender. You should not need to add water, but if it is too thick, add up to 1/4 C water. Stir in a couple tablespoons of finely chopped peppers (sweet or hot), a…

  • How to Make Sour Cream

    1 quart milk (mixed from powder)1/2 C buttermilk (mixed from powder) Combine and let stand for 12-15 hours at about 75 degrees Fahrenheit (either a warm place, or in a thermos or insulated pitcher). When it thickens and sets up to a jelly-like consistency, move it to a cheesecloth-lined colander and allow to drain in…

  • Korean Tangy Red Pepper Sauce

    2 T Korean red pepper paste 1 T rice vinegar (can substitute cider vinegar) 1 t honey 1 T apple juice or water 2 t dark sesame oil Whisk ingredients together in a small bowl. This sauce is used to enhance the already-delicious Korean Seasoned Spinach.

  • Awesome Turkey Gravy

    Gravy is a sauce and is usually just broth thickened with cooked flour. The broth-flour mixture doesn’t become thickened until the flour cooks, usually at boiling temperature. Most gravy tastes better if some of the fat is left in the broth. However too much fat in the broth can be bad for your health. Gravy…

  • Steak marinade

    1 t garlic powder 1 T brown sugar 1/2 t ginger 1 T oil 1/2 t pepper 2 T water 1/4 C soy sauce Tenderize steaks with meat tenderizer if desired. Combine above ingredients and marinate overnight. Makes enough for 3 or 4 steaks. From Stevie’s recipe collection…one of the few recipe cards that was…

  • Spicy peanut sauce with cream cheese

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    A rich, creamy sauce for just about anything — pasta, rice, cooked vegetables, potatoes or sweet potatoes, chicken, shrimp, or any combination of the above. Adapted from a November 2010 Better Homes and Gardens recipe entitled “Spicy Pasta with Sweet Potatoes.” 1/3 C unsweetened peanut butter 3 oz cream cheese, cut into cubes 1 to…

  • Savory crepes with dipping sauce

    These can also be made as waffles, if you have a waffle iron. 1/4 C rice flour 1 C all purpose flour 1/3 C sugar 3/4 C coconut milk 1 large egg yolk 1/4 C plus 2 T lime juice 1/2 C minced (or super-tiny) dried shrimp Oil for frying Handful of cilantro Place flours…

  • Cranberry-Cherry Sauce

    In a prior life, when I had a freezer, I bought extra bags of cranberries in the fall and froze them to use all year. This past year aboard Flutterby, I missed my frozen cranberries. So I came up with a recipe for canning the cranberries in order to keep them all year. The following…

  • Vegetable Raita

    2 C plain yogurt, preferably not non-fat 2 C diced crisp mixed vegetables, diced (consider bell peppers, cucumbers, celery, radishes, jicama, fennel, tomato, or peas) 1 T coriander seeds 1 T cumin seeds 1/2 T fennel seeds 1 t salt 1/4 t cracked black pepper In a small skillet, toast the coriander, fennel, and cumin…

  • Cucumber Raita

    2 cucumbers 1/2 T salt 1-1/2 C plain yogurt (you can substitute up to 1/4 C sour cream for part of the yogurt) Pinch of cayenne or paprika 2 T chopped fresh mint leaves 1 T minced lemon or lime zest 2 T sesame oil 1 t black mustard seeds Seed, peel, and grate the…