Try oyster mignonette sauce. It’s the other cocktail sauce with a more delicate flavor. Start with the “mother sauce”, then tweak it for perfection.
James Beard of culinary award fame was not a fan of cocktail sauce. In fact, he called it “the red menace”. Regardless, a great cocktail sauce belongs in the repertoire of any home cook.
Hollandaise Sauce is one of five “mother sauces” that are the foundation of all others. Marie Antoine-Careme and Auguste Escoffier said so!
A simple white Bechamel Sauce is one of the five “mother sauces” of french cuisine and a basic building block for other sauces.
Dulce de leche can be traced back as far as 1829 and rumor has it Argentina and Uraguay once fought over the right to claim it as their own. Regardless of the veracity in either’s claim, all stories agree on one thing. Like penecillin, plastic, x-rays, chocolate chip cookies and many other great inventions, it was an accident.
Traditional Chimichurri sauce has only six ingredients, so don’t be fooled by imposters that throw in everything but the kitchen sink.
It was a dark and stormy afternoon. The clouds were rolling, the sky was filled with thunder and lightning…and we were hungry! I suggested we have herbed pork chops with mustard sauce.