Category: Sauces

Sweet and Sour Chicken/Pork Hong Kong Style

Make the sauce in a medium saucepan by combining, 1 Tbsp tomato puree, 1 Tbsp tomato ketchup, 240ml orange juice, 3 Tbsp white wine vinegar and 2 Tbsp sugar. Add a roughly chopped onion and red/orange pepper. Heat up and simmer for about 5 minutes. Thicken the sauce by stirring in…

Sweet soy dipping sauce

This is so delicious and moreish. It’s important to taste after making to finish balancing the flavours. Often I find I need to make it a little sweeter or add more chilli. A great use for this is to make summer rolls, bit off the end, then…

Crispy Chilli Beef

The secrets to crispy chilli beef are twofold; Firstly, it is important to cut the beef up into small relatively fine strips, cutting with the grain rather than across it. Secondly, the beef must be cooked (deep fried) until there is almost no moisture left i.e. it goes crispy. The…

BBQ Sauce for pulled pork

125g salted butter (half a UK ‘block’, a whole US ‘stick’) 1 onion – finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 4 tsp of Tabasco 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 tsp chilli powder 500ml apple cider vinegar 900g bottle of ketchup 1.5 cups brown sugar 4 tbsp Worcestershire…

Fresh Tomato Sauce

If you have a glut of tomatoes then this is a good recipe in which to use them. The finished produce tastes great on its own (add a splash of olive oil helps enhance the Mediterranean flavour) and can be used as; a simple sauce for fish…

Cumberland Sauce

This is a mixture of recipes so it has no source…. Instructions Zest 3 oranges and 2 lemons into nice long thin strips – boil them in water for a couple of miniutes to soften and then drain and set aside. Grate a medium onion and fry…

Simplest Tomato Sauce

This originally came from ‘The Silver Spoon’ the infamous Italian cookery book republished in the naughties. I like to make a batch up and then freeze it in portions ready for one use or another. This recipe is tiny, i.e. for one meal but all you…

Cranberry Sauce – Christmas Recipes

Adapted from Jamie Oliver Ingredients • 500g fresh cranberries or frozen ones, thawed • 2 bramley apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks • 125g golden caster sugar • 1 cinnamon stick dressings / sauces | serves 6-8 This is a simple sauce that goes very…

Bread Sauce – Christmas Recipes

Adapted from © delicious. magazine Ingredients Half an onion 6 cloves 600ml full-fat milk 2 fresh bay leaves 8 black peppercorns A very small pinch of nutmeg 150g fresh white breadcrumbs 25g butter 4 tablespoons creme fraiche – optional METHOD How to make bread sauce 1. Halve an…

Béchamel Sauce – Silver Spoon

Serves 4 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 2-1/4 cup milk pinch of freshly grated nutmeg (optional) salt and pepper Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour. Pour in all the milk, whisking constantly until it starts to boil.…