Monthly Archives: April 2015

Mustard Sauce 01

Mustard Sauce 01
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Difficulty: Easy
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Serves: Serves 6
 
A tangy sauce to accompany roast meats, fish or salads.
Ingredients
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 150ml white wine
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tsp light soft brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp English mustard
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 200ml crème fraîche
Instructions
  1. Place the shallots, wine, bay leaf and sugar in a pan.
  2. Bring to a medium heat.
  3. Simmer until the wine has reduced by half and the shallots have softened.
  4. Stir in the 2 mustards and crème fraîche.
  5. Serve warm or cold.
 

Whiskey Cream Sauce 01

Whiskey Cream Sauce 01
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A traditional Scottish sauce to accompany haggis. Take care when lighting the whiskey as the flames can be impressive.
Ingredients
  • 30ml Scottish Whisky
  • 150ml Double Cream
  • Salt
  • pepper
Instructions
  1. Add 30ml of whisky to a hot saucepan and set it alight.
  2. Add 150ml of double cream.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Lower the heat and allow the liquid to reduce by about half, to a pleasing consistency.
  5. Serve.
 

Whiskey Cream Sauce

Whiskey Cream Sauce
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Difficulty: Easy
 
A traditional sauce served with either haggis or steak.
Ingredients
  • 300ml (1/2pt) whipping cream
  • 2tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2tsp heather honey
  • 2tbsp whisky
Instructions
  1. Pour the cream into a saucepan and blend in the mustard and honey.
  2. Heat gently, stirring, until just below boiling point.
  3. Stir in the whisky.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Heat through for a further 1 minute and serve immediately.
 

Whiskey Sauce

Whiskey Sauce
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Difficulty: Moderate
 
A traditional sauce for serving with meat dishes, particularly haggis or beef.
Ingredients
  • 500ml/17fl oz double cream
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp whisky
  • sea salt and freshly ground white pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • ½ lemon, juice only
Instructions
  1. Heat the double cream in a pan over a medium heat.
  2. Add the wholegrain mustard, Dijon mustard and whisky and stir to mix well together.
  3. Increase the heat until the sauce is simmering.
  4. Continue to cook for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat and season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground white pepper.
  6. Stir in the tablespoon of chives.
  7. Whisk in the lemon juice.
 

Lemon Glaze Sauce

Lemon Glaze Sauce
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Difficulty: Moderate
 
The perfect sauce for glazing home-cooked ham.
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons whole cloves
  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn flour
  • 1¼ cups water
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, stir together whole cloves, brown sugar, corn flour, water, raisins, lemon juice, brown mustard, and cinnamon.
  2. Bring to a boil and cook until thickened.
  3. Strain, remove the whole cloves, and put them on one side.
  4. Remove the ham from the oven about half an hour before the end of the baking time.
  5. With a sharp knife make diagonal cuts across the surface of the ham.
  6. Push the cloves into the ham skin along the cuts.
  7. Spoon ⅓ of the glaze on top of the ham, and the remaining glaze at 10 minute intervals.
 

Orange Basting Sauce

Orange Basting Sauce
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Difficulty: Easy
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup orange marmalade
  • 1 orange, peeled, pipped and cut into small pieces
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan over low heat cook the marmalade, chopped orange, white wine, honey, and Worcestershire sauce, stirring occasionally, until the marmalade is melted.
  2. Spread over grilled meats whilst they are cooking.
 

Horseradish BBQ Sauce

Horseradish BBQ Sauce
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Difficulty: Easy
 
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup cider vinegar
  • ½ cup tomato ketchup
  • ⅛ teaspoon liquid hot pepper sauce
  • ⅓ cup prepared horseradish
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat mix Worcestershire sauce, butter, lemon juice, cider vinegar, ketchup, liquid hot pepper sauce, horseradish, salt, and pepper.
  2. Bring just to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Serve.
 

Wine Foam Sauce

Wine Foam Sauce
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Difficulty: Moderate
 
Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • 1 dessertspoon of sugar
  • 1 strip of lemon peel
  • ¼ pint of sherry or marsala
Instructions
  1. Slightly warm the sherry in a heat proof basin.
  2. Add all the other ingredients to the sherry.
  3. Put the basin over a pan of hot water.
  4. Whisk well for 10 minutes or until the sauce has a froth on it.
  5. Be careful not to heat too much as the sauce will curdle.
  6. Serve and eat at once.
 

Veloute Sauce

Veloute Sauce
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Difficulty: Easy
 
Ingredients
  • ½ pint of chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • 1 oz. butter
  • A little cream
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Mix the flour with a little of the stock to form a smooth paste.
  2. Put the rest of the stock in a saucepan, heat well, then add the paste.
  3. Add salt and pepper.
  4. Simmer for 5 minutes
  5. Add the butter, a little cream and the lemon juice just before serving. Do NOT let it boil.
  6. Serve
 

Treacle Sauce

Treacle Sauce
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Difficulty: Easy
 
Ingredients
  • 1 gill of water
  • ½ lb of syrup or treacle.
  • 1 oz. butter
  • Lemon juice
  • 1 level dessertspoon of arrowroot
Instructions
  1. Mix the arrowroot and a little water to form a smooth paste.
  2. Put the rest of the water, the butter and syrup into a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  3. Add the paste and cook for 2 or 3 minutes.
  4. Add a squeeze of lemon juice just before serving.
  5. Serve.