Category: Sauces, Dressings, Oils

Apricot Glazed Chicken with Savoury Stuffing

Apricot Glazed Chicken with Savoury Stuffing 1 1/3 kg fresh chicken 1 Tbsp soy sauce 1/2 lemon Apricot Dipping Sauce 1/2 cup apricot jam 1 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp lemon juice 2 Tbsp white vinegar 1 Tbsp water Easy Stuffing 3-4 rashers bacon, chopped 1 large onion, finely...

Apricot Sauce

Apricot Sauce l25g dried apricots, soaked overnight in 600ml water 50g caster sugar 2 teaspoons lemon juice Place the apricots and their soaking liquid in a pan. cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the sugar and lemon juice, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Sieve or work in...

Asian Plum Sauce

Asian Plum Sauce 4 cloves garlic, minced fine 1/2 ounce fresh ginger, minced 1 small onion, minced 1 cup brown sugar 2 cups water 1/8 cup teriyaki sauce 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1/8 cup soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon crushed dried chillies 3 lbs plums, pitted and chopped 1 fresh...

Asparagus and Banana Vinaigrette

Asparagus and Banana Vinaigrette Servings: 4 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/3 cup wine vinegar 1/2 cup salad oil 2 teaspoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons chopped scallions 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1 pound asparagus, steamed 2 ripe tomatoes, cut in wedges 3...

Avocado Cream Sauce

Avocado Cream Sauce 2 avocados 1/2 Tbsp fresh tarragon, chopped 1 clove garlic, quartered juice of half a lime 2 Tbsp fresh chives, chopped 2 Tbsp butter 1 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped 1/4 cup cream In food processor fitted with chopping blade, puree avocado with garlic, lime juice, and...

Bacon and Mushroom Sauce

Bacon and Mushroom Sauce 25g butter 1 clove garlic chopped half onion chopped finely (optional) 2 rashers bacon chopped 3-4 medium mushrooms chopped 1/2 cup cream 2-3 Tablespoons of parmesan cheese Rump steak or veal Melt butter in pan, add garlic, onion and bacon and fry until onion is...

Balsamic and Mustard Dressing

Balsamic and Mustard Dressing Serves 4 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar 3 teaspoons of spicy brown mustard 1 clove minced garlic freshly ground black pepper to taste and salt 1/2 cup olive oil In a small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients and whisk together. Drizzle over salad and serve....

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Balsamic Vinaigrette Makes: 1 cup 7 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar juice of 1 lemon 1 tsp brown sugar 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1/2 tsp salt ground black pepper Whisk all ingredients, or shake together in a jar. Dressing will keep in the fridge for...

Basic Aioli

Basic Aioli 1 egg yolk 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1/2 – 1 cup olive oil salt and pepper to taste Separate the egg yolk from the white. Add mustard to yolk. Begin beating with a whisk. SLOWLY add the olive oil in a drizzle until completely incorporated. Salt and...

Basic Gravy

Basic Gravy Any favourite herbs can be added; basil, oregano etc. For extra colour, 1 tablespoon tomato paste can be added with the stock. Serves approx 6. 3 1/2 cups beef stock 4 tablespoons plain flour salt pepper 1. Remove roast meat from baking dish; keep warm. Place baking...

Basic Mayonnaise

Basic Mayonnaise Makes about 1 cup 2 egg yolks 1 Tbsp lemon juice or white wine vinegar 1/2 tsp salt 200m1 olive oil White pepper, for seasoning 1. Place the egg yolks into a medium mixing bowl. Add the lemon juice or white wine vinegar and salt, then stir...

Basic White Sauce

Basic White Sauce 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons flour 1 cup milk or cream Salt and white pepper to taste Melt butter add flour, stirring until well mixed, do not let brown, gradually add milk while stirring so not to lump. Pour into saucepan and cook over low heat,...

Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto 45g (1/4 cup) pine nuts 1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves 2 small garlic cloves, halved 60g (3/4 cup) shredded parmesan 5 Tbsp olive oil 1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Spread the pine nuts over a baking tray. Bake in oven for 5 minutes or until toasted....

Bearnaise Sauce

Bearnaise Sauce 1 spring onion, or 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 sprigs fresh chervil 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh tarragon, or 1 teaspoon dried tarragon At least 4 crushed black peppercorns, or more according to taste 2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 Tablespoons dry white wine 180g firm...

Bechamel Sauce

Bechamel Sauce Serves: 6 people 50g Australian Butter 1/4 cup flour 2 1/2 cups Milk, hot salt and pepper, to taste Melt butter in a saucepan and stir in flour. Cook, stirring constantly, for 4 minutes or until mixture is bubbling and starting to turn golden. Gradually add hot...

Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese Sauce 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 onion, finely chopped 2 celery stalks, finely chopped 3 carrots, finely chopped Sprig of fresh rosemary 200g minced pork 200g minced beef 1 cup white wine 2 cups tomato sauce or pureed tomatoes 2 dried chilli...

Brown Gravy

Brown Gravy 2 tablespoons Plain Flour 1 pinch Pepper 1 teaspoon Salt 500ml water or stock Take most of the fat out of your baking dish or fry pan after cooking your meat. Add flour, pepper and salt to the dish or pan. Brown while blending over heat with...

Butterscotch Sauce

Butterscotch Sauce 2 Tablespoons brown sugar 20g butter 2 Tablespoons cream Combine brown sugar, butter and cream in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves....

Butterscotch Sauce

Butterscotch Sauce 142ml double cream 50g unsalted butter 75g soft dark brown sugar Place the cream, butter and sugar in a pan. Heat gently, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved. Boil for 2 minutes until syrupy. Serve warm, with vanilla ice cream or profiteroles. Makes 250ml...

Caesar Salad Dressing

Caesar Salad Dressing 1 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup egg substitute 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoons water 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 Tablespoons lemon juice 1 Tablespoon anchovy paste 2 cloves garlic, pressed 2 teaspoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon dried...

Cheese Gravy

Cheese Gravy 1 cup shredded sharp American cheese 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon fat (meat drippings, bacon grease, or butter) Heat milk, fat and cheese over low heat until melted for about 15 minutes. Cook over low heat until very smooth....

Cheese Sauce

Cheese Sauce 15g Butter 2 tsp Plain Flour 1/2 cup Milk 2 Tbsp Grated Mild cheese Melt butter in a small saucepan, then mix in plain flour and cook for 1 minute. Pour in milk and stir continually, stir over low heat until smooth. Continue to stir until sauce...

Chicken Gravy

Chicken Gravy 1 Tbsp butter 1 Tbsp of finely minced shallots or onion 250 ml of Chicken stock 5-7 white button mushrooms, chopped 3/4 Cup whipped cream Seasoning 1/4 C dry white wine (optimal) Melt the butter in a pan and saute the onions. Add the stock, wine, and...

Chilli Oil

Chilli Oil 10 birds eye chillies 2 cups extra light olive oil Remove the tops from the chillies and roughly chop. Place in the bowl of a small food processor along with the olive oil. Process until the chilli is finely chopped. Pour into a saucepan and cook on...

Chocolate Fudge Sauce

Chocolate Fudge Sauce Makes 1 1/2 cups 300ml cream 1 vanilla bean, split 200g dark chocolate, finely chopped or grated 1 cup chopped white marshmallows Waffles, to serve Ice-cream, to serve 1. Put the cream and vanilla bean in a medium heavy-based pan, bring slowly to the boil then...

Chocolate Sauce

Chocolate Sauce 175g plain chocolate, chopped 250ml milk 1 teaspoon coffee granules 50g soft brown sugar Place all the ingredients in a small pan and heat gently until melted. Stir well and simmer. uncovered, for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve warm or cold, with vanilla, coffee or chocolate ice...

Cottage Cheese in Coconut Gravy

Cottage Cheese in Coconut Gravy 250g cottage cheese (in the form of a solid block). 1 1/2 teacup coconut milk 1 tbsp cornflour 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tbsp oil refined oil for deep frying too. To be Ground into Paste: 3 green chillies 1 medium onion 25mm (1″)...

Creamy Italian Dressing

Creamy Italian Dressing 2 teaspoons dried oregano 2 teaspoons dried basil 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup mayonnaise 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/3 cup freshly...

Easy White Gravy

Easy White Gravy 4 tbsp butter 4 tbsp flour Salt Pepper 2 1/2 cup milk Melt butter in saucepan over low heat. Blend in flour, salt and pepper; cook until smooth and bubbly. Stir in milk. Heat to boiling on medium heat, stirring constantly. Stir and boil 1 minute....

French Dressing

French Dressing 1 cup water 1 cup red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar Juice of 1/2 lemon 2 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon English mustard 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 cup olive oil 3 cups salad (vegetable) oil Blend together...

Fudge Sauce

Fudge Sauce 1 x 170g can evaporated milk 50g plain chocolate 50g soft brown sugar Place the ingredients in a small pan and heat gently, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve warm or cold, with ice cream....

Gravy

Gravy 2Tbsp Oil 60g Flour 25g Tomato Puree 1 Litre Brown Stock 100g Carrot 100g Onion 50g Celery Parsley Stalls or Rosemary 1 Cup Red Wine Cop carrot, onion, celery. Heat oil up in a pot and saute veggies until brown. Add flour and cook slowly to a light...

Gravy for Lamb Chops

Gravy for Lamb Chops Serving size: Serves 4 1 tablespoon olive oil 6 lamb chops 1 large onion (200g), sliced thinly 1 tablespoon plain flour 1/2 teaspoon sugar Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 2 cups (500ml) salt-reduced chicken stock or homemade chicken stock 1...

Hot Bacon Dressing

Hot Bacon Dressing 1 cup water 1 cup vinegar 1 tsp salt 3 eggs, beaten 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup flour 1 tsp dry mustard 2 hard boiled eggs, diced 4 slices bacon, fried and crumbled In a small saucepan, bring the water, vinegar and salt to a boil....

Hot Chilli Oil

Hot Chilli Oil 85g / 3oz hot red chilli flakes 85g / 3oz fermented black beans, found in Chinese Supermarkets 1/2 tsp onion powder 6 cloves garlic, crushed to a paste 2 tbsp finely chopped ginger 2 tsp sesame seeds 850ml / 1 1/2 pints groundnut oil 1. Combine...

Jerk Paste (Thermomix)

Photo by Julie O’Malley (Sticky Jerk Salmon with Mango Slaw) Jerk Paste (Thermomix) Spice Mix: 1/2 tsp coriander seeds 3 tsp black peppercorns 1/2 tsp each: ground cinnamon, ground coriander, freshly grated nutmeg 1 tsp ground allspice Place all the spice mix into a spice grinder. Process until powder like....

Liqueur Custard

Liqueur Custard 2 cups (500ml) milk 300ml thickened cream 1 Queen vanilla bean, split 6 egg yolks 1/3 cup (75g) caster sugar 2 tablespoons Cointreau, Grand Marnier or brandy 1. Combine milk, cream and vanilla bean in a medium pan; bring to the boil, remove from heat. Stand 15...

Marinara Sauce

Marinara Sauce Serves 4 1/4 cup olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1/2 cup dry white wine 2 cups Italian tomato pasta sauce 1/2 cup fish stock 750g fresh seafood marinara mix 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped 1. Heat oil in a...

Melba Sauce

Melba Sauce 350g raspberries 50g icing sugar, sifted Place the raspberries and icing sugar in a blender or food processor. Blend to a puree, then sieve to remove the pips. Serve with vanilla ice cream. Makes 150ml...

Mocha Rum Sauce

Mocha Rum Sauce Yields 24 fluid ounces (700 ml.) 6 ounces (170 g.) unsalted butter 10 1/2 ounces (298 g.) caster sugar 11 fluid ounces (320 ml.) double cream 2 ounces (56 g.) cocoa powder, sifted 3 Tablespoons Dark Rum 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 teaspoons instant coffee 1 teaspoon...

Mushroom Sauce

Mushroom Sauce dollop of butter a handful of chopped field mushrooms 1 Tablespoon olive oil 2 chopped onions fresh parsley to taste 3 cloves finely chopped garlic 1/2 cup of cream 1 small carton of beef stock Heat oil and butter in pan. Add onions, then add mushrooms –...

Mushroom Sauce

Mushroom Sauce 1 onion sliced 100g mushrooms sliced 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 3/4 cup dry white wine 1/2 cup water 1 small beef stock cube 1/4 cup cream 2 teaspoons corn flour 2 teaspoons water, extra Heat a little oil in pan, add onion and mushrooms. Cook, stirring...

Mustard Lime Dressing

Mustard Lime Dressing 1 teaspoon mixed French or German style mustard 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 and 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (you can use vegetable oil) Freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 teaspoon sugar (optional, but it does make it sweeter)...

Port Wine Gravy with Mushrooms

Port Wine Gravy with Mushrooms 2 large shallots, minced 1 clove garlic, minced 2 cup port wine 1 cup low-fat chicken broth 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour 1/2 lbs sliced mushrooms salt and pepper, to taste 1. Pour out all but 1 tablespoon of fat from the turkey roasting pan....

Rich Cheese Gravy

Rich Cheese Gravy 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons butter 2 Tablespoons All-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Dash of salt 1 1/4 cups of milk 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 cup shredded smoked gouda cheese * In a sauce pan cook onion...

Rum Sauce

Rum Sauce Makes 1/2 Litre 1-cup sugar 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind 1 1/2 cups boiling water 1-tablespoon butter 1-tablespoon cornflour 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 cup rum Pinch salt Combine sugar and lemon rind with water; add butter and heat to boiling. Mix cornflour with lemon juice and...

Salad Dressing

Salad Dressing 1 Tbsp snipped oregano 1/2 cup tamari or soy sauce 2 tsp snipped basil 1 cup olive oil 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar 3 cloves garlic 1/2 cup tahini Put all ingredients into blender and blend together. Store in Fridge....

Spanish Chickpea Balls with Romesco Sauce

Spanish Chickpea Balls with Romesco Sauce Serves 6 2 x 400g cans chickpeas, rinsed, drained 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 Tbsp finely grated lemon rind 2 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp sweet paprika 60g (2/3 cup) dried (packaged) multigrain breadcrumbs 2 Tbsp plain flour 2...

Subway Marinara Sauce

Subway Marinara Sauce olive oil spray 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 1/3 cups canned crushed tomatoes 1/4 cup water 2 teaspoons sugar 2 teaspoons dried oregano 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil Lightly mist a large non-stick skillet with oil spray....

Tamarind Sauce

Tamarind Sauce 4 Packets of 450g Tamarind 1kg Palm Sugar (take wax off the top) 2kg White Sugar 250ml Fish Sauce 500g Fried Onions Soak tamarind over night in water. Squeeze in water until all mushy. Strain through a fine colander, add water to pass through. Throw the seeds...

Tangy Fresh Herb Dressing

Tangy Fresh Herb Dressing 1 Tbsp chopped fresh chives 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley 2 tsp chipped fresh thyme 1/2 tsp grated lemon rind 1/4 cup white vinegar or lemon juice 1/2 cup oil 1/2 tsp salt black pepper 1/4 tsp splenda Put all ingredients into a screw top...

Thousand Island Dressing

Thousand Island Dressing 1/2 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons ketchup 1 tablespoon white vinegar 2 teaspoons sugar 2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish 1 teaspoon finely minced white onion 1/8 teaspoon salt dash of black pepper 1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Stir well. 2. Place dressing...

Thousand Island Dressing

Thousand Island Dressing 1/2 cup low fat natural yoghurt 1/4 cup buttermilk 1/4 cup diet tomato sauce 1 Tbsp celery, finely chopped 1 Tbsp onion, finely chopped 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1/2 tsp horseradish Tabasco sauce pepper Place all ingredients in a jar and shake. Refrigerate for up to...

Tomato Pasta Sauce

Tomato Pasta Sauce 5 x 800g cans tomatoes (or 10 x 400g cans), pulsed in a food processor or blender (to break up, but not puree!) 1 cup olive oil 2 onions, chopped 2 stock cubes 1 tub tomato paste Continental parsley, finely chopped (approx. 1/2 a bunch) 3...

Tomato Sauce

Tomato Sauce 1 Tablespoon olive oil 3 garlic cloves chopped fine 1 brown onion chopped fine 1 cup dry white wine 12 vine ripened tomatoes cored and small cross cut into base 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 Tablespoon tomato paste sea salt cracked black pepper 2 teaspoons sugar 10...

Veloute Sauce

Veloute Sauce 750ml (3 cups) White Stock 45g butter 45g (3 tablespoons) plain flour White pepper and salt Warm the stock in a heavy-based saucepan over moderate heat. Melt butter in another heavy-based saucepan. Stir in flour and cook about 3 minutes, until bubbly. Gradually add warmed stock, whisking...

Vinaigrette

Vinaigrette 1/4 cup vinegar 1/2 cup olive oil 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 tsp light brown sugar 1-2 tsp soy sauce 1 tsp minced rosemary 3 cloves garlic, sliced or minced 1/2 tsp ground pepper Combine all of the ingredients in the bowl and whisk...

Warm Butterscotch Sauce

Warm Butterscotch Sauce Makes About 1 1/2 Cups 125m1 (1/2 cup) condensed milk 125m1(1/2 cup) thin cream 80g (1/2 cup, lightly packed) brown sugar 60g unsalted butter, cut into small pieces Vanilla ice-cream, to serve 1. Place all the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring,...

White Cheese Sauce

White Cheese Sauce 8 tsp margarine 4 tsp plain flour 1 cup warmed milk salt and pepper 1/3 cup grated cheese Make a roux with the margarine and plain flour by melting margarine and then putting flour in (low heat) stir until well blended. Gradually add the warm milk...

Yoghurt Dessert Topping

Yoghurt Dessert Topping 300ml cream 1 cup yoghurt Whip cream until thick. Fold in yoghurt....