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A separately-prepared cooking liquid or condiment served with other food.

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Mushroom soy sauce, brand identification or substitution

I am hoping someone knows what brand this. A few years ago I found this mushroom soy sauce. It was exceedingly thick, very darkly colored (almost stained one's fingers, it was so dark and ...
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Why does my sauce split?

I made chicken in peanut butter sauce. Similar to this question, it split. I used chicken stock, peanut butter, honey and soy sauce, and cooked the chicken in it. Shortening cooking time isn't an ...
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Homemade mac and cheese always loses its creaminess and gets dry after sitting out a short while

How do I keep the pasta from absorbing all the liquid?
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Why is it suggested to freeze Chimichurri Sauce?

From a fresh herb garden I’ve made chimichurri sauce and when researching how to store the leftovers I’ve ran across several sites such as balls: https://www.freshpreserving.com/chimichurri---ball-...
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What is the difference in taste between San Marzano and 6 in 1 ground tomatoes?

I've been looking at some recipes for Chicago style pizza recently, and the consensus seems to be to use 6 in 1 ground tomatoes for the sauce. Generally, when I make sauce, I use San Marzano ...
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I have a questions about Pasta sauce spoilage

After pouring a new jar of sauce, I noticed dried sauce around the rim of the cover. Is it still safe to use?
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Taste-wise, is there a difference between tomato from a blender vs. chopped tomato?

A chicken curry recipe and a mixed vegetables recipe require chopping tomatoes and frying them immediately after the onions and ginger-garlic paste are fried. But since this causes the tomato skin to ...
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What do Bernaise sauce and fruit smoothies have in common?

I am trying to narrow down the source of a food allergy. I had a really bad reaction recently and that was my second bad reaction in 2 years. In the first instance, it was after drinking a fruit ...
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Why should I cook the flour first when making bechamel sauce?

Why should I cook the flour first with butter, instead of just combining all the ingredients until I get the desired consistency when making a bechamel sauce?
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Replacement for Thyme

Im making a strawberry tart where the sauce is made from boiling thyme, port/tawny and strawberry juice. Is there any replacement for thyme in this?
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Can a pasta pot be used for cooking sauces?

I am considering buying a pasta pot, such as the All-Clad 6807 SS Copper Core. Can I remove the colander and just use the main body to cook tomato sauce? Or can it only be used for water-based ...
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On what temperature should I leave my sauce to cook?

I decided to cook a pizza sauce. I know that the longer you leave it on your stove, the better it might taste. I want to leave my sauce on the stove for an hour or so. At what temperature should I ...
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Is there a kind of food like bread that I can use to absorb sauce but that doesn't dry out so fast?

This is more related to eating than cooking: is there a kind of food that I can use to absorb sauce but that doesn't dry out as fast as bread? I was thinking in the context of using bread to get the ...
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How do reduce the sourness of pasta cooked with peppers?

I made pasta today using Parmesan Romano sauce and jalapenos and banana peppers from a can. The result was extremely tangy. Is this because jalapenos and banana peppers are sour by nature, or because ...
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How to make thick Asian sauces?

Is there a common ingredient, or cooking technique, that gives sauces such as Teriyaki, General Tsos, Orange Chicken; their thick/syrupy texture? We sometimes make dishes in a crock pot; we have a ...
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In general, would I need to season a meat when making a sauce?

I'm making a Romesco Sauce. I wonder, in general, would I need to season the meat that goes with the sauce? or do I leave the meat plain (just cook thoroughly without even salt and pepper). The ...
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Reducing sauce or gravy always forms a skin

Apologies if I've phrased this wrongly. I don't try to do this very often: that is, boil a sauce to evaporate the liquid (I understand this to be known as 'reducing the sauce'); however, when I do, I ...
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Instructions on making Japanese fish sauce? (Shottsuru) [closed]

Would anyone happen to have step-by-step instructions to make Japanese fish sauce?
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A thinner béarnaise?

I've been using Julia Child's béarnaise recipe---2 tbl reduction, 3 egg yolks, 4 oz clarified butter---, which produces a very thick sauce. Is this just how it's supposed to be, or is there a non-...
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What am I doing wrong with my Beurre Blanc?

I made my first Beurre Blanc a couple days ago. It got very sour and I had to pour some sugar to sweeten it. I'm almost sure I reduced the wine and the vinegar enough before I started throwing in the ...
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Why is my tomato sauce getting pink?

I was trying to make regular tomato sauce for on my pizza. And I didn't want to buy any processed goods. So I bought tomatoes: I put them into a blender and just blended them until it became smooth. ...
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How to prevent sweet thick glaze/sauce from setting after cooling?

I attempted to make a sweet balsamic glaze/sauce from a simple recipe that called for 1 cup balsamic vinegar and half a cup of brown sugar. To my own tastes I added a bit of Worcestershire sauce, a ...
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Chocolate sauce with nuts

Hi is anyone able to help me. I’ve been making chocolate suave from the cacao bean in a melanger. I add half nuts to make the sauce. It tastes beautiful however after a month of being stored within a ...
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Why is bolognese cooked for so long?

Most bolognese recipes advise to simmer the sauce for 4 hours, some even advise to simmer longer than that. Until I heard about that, I had a recipe, which was a total of maybe 45min of cooking, ...
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How many dried herbs are mixed with a kilo of tomato sauce? [closed]

How many tablespoon of dried oregano should be placed for a kilo of tomato sauce for my spaghetti sauce? Please answer my question.
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Tamarind Pulp Gritty

After soaking and sieving the tamarind through a fine mesh strainer, the remaining pulp has some grit. It kinda ruined my dish. Wonder if there’s any method that would get rid of the grit, maybe a ...
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Too much port in sauce

I overshot the port and the taste is overpowering. There is also cream and heavy cream in there, as well as black truffles. Is there any way to fix it?
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If I want a complex, yeasty soy sauce, what to look for?

My local Asian food shop has many, many, brands of Chinese soy sauce, light and dark, most of them describing themselves as 'superior'. What should I be looking for in the ingredients lists as a sign ...
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Can I use cream cheese in a sauce?

I made a white sauce with butter flour and milk, intending to add cheddar for a cheese sauce. Then I realized I'd run out the day before. Could I have used Philadelphia cream cheese instead? I'm in ...
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How long do I boil store bought or canned tomato sauce for spaghetti?

How long do I boil store bought or canned tomato sauce to use for spaghetti? I know that tomato sauce can be cooked in cans that are available from the grocery store. Why should it take 4-6 hours?
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What makes this hot sauce last half a year in the fridge?

What makes this hot sauce last half a year in the fridge? (as stated by author @7:40) This recipe uses very little salt, no sugar, no vinegar, no oil, the PH wasn't modified, and it wasn't fermented ...
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How to mix parmessan (or any hard cheese) into oil sauce

When making sauces from a roux or starchy water (like cacio e pepe), I find it's quite easy to infuse hard cheese like Parmesan into it. However, is there anything I can do when working with oil-...
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Does addition of tomato puree make the oil component of sauce less lubricating?

I believe the oil component of a sauce of a pasta sauce, for example is the critical lubricating factor. It is here that herbs and spices will get infused. Wherever the oil goes thereafter so will ...
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Best way to cheat at hollandaise?

While I've been making it for years, hollandaise remains a fussy, error-prone sauce where the slightest error in technique, measurement, or timing results in an oily mess and a huge waste of expensive ...
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Washing vegetables that I accidentally threw moldy tomato sauce on safe?

So I was frying some mushrooms and was gonna put tomato sauce/passata on it but I didn't realize it was moldy until I squeezed it out of the box and onto the mushrooms. I immediately put everything in ...
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How can I process Hot Pepper without killing the spice (capsaicin)?

I am planning to make sauces using a local, very strong, Pepper called "Rocoto" which has 200 000 Scoville heat units. The problem is, unlike Habanero or Chili, the pepper itself is kind delicate, so ...
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Make a buttery sauce less oily

There is a sauce that I make that uses browned butter as its base. I love the taste but it just feels incredibly oily. Is there anything I can add that will fix some of the oil feel or is there a ...
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When pureeing tomatoes for a fresh tomato sauce, should you throw out the juices or not?

One benefit is reduced cooking time since you need to evaporate all the juices before the tomatoes start caramelizing. On the other hand, wont these juices contain flavor you might waste if thrown ...
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How long should you cook anchovy and anchovy paste to extract the most flavor?

Like with garlic, I always feel like I either overcook or undercook my anchovies when I add them to a flavor paste. I guess the first question is if when using a paste instead of whole or chopped do ...
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Why when I add garlic to an existing flavor base with veggies, it rarely gets golden brown?

Many sources suggest to add the garlic a minute or so before adding the main ingredient (tomatoes, cream etc) because if you start with the garlic, by the time the mirepoix has properly been sauteed ...
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Can you freeze caramel sauce? [duplicate]

As caramel sauce makes everything better from cakes to brownies, cookies even enhances the flavor of popcorn. I am thinking to make caramel sauce and freeze it, so it can be used as and when required. ...
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Preserving sauces

I am trying my best to be chemical free. We use vinegar to preserve tomato sauces and pizza sauces for few days/ weeks. How do we preserve other sauces? I was trying carrot sauce, pumpkin sauce and ...
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What to do with 10 liters Heinz BBQ sauce?

I just got a 10 liter bucket of Heinz BBQ sauce for free, and the expiration date is next week. Any ideas how to properly utilize it?
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What is important to keep in mind when making a white sauce?

White sauce is dairy based, but what is it exactly? What are the main ingredients? Is it thickened somehow or not? How thick should it be? Should it contain herbs or oil?
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How do starches, butter and milk interact from a culinary chemistry / food technology standpoint?

I'm trying to find out how different starches behave and how they interact with other ingredients. Corn starch (Maizena), for example, will act as a thickener as soon as it reaches its gelatinization ...
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What pasta sauces can I make that don't include cheese? [closed]

I've been making a fairly standard arrabbiata sauce for months, and I'd like to expand the number of sauces I can make. However, many of these recipes involve cheese and/or milk, but I'm sadly ...
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When should or shouldn't you use pasta water? [duplicate]

Every sauced pasta dish recipe I ever read calls for using the water in which the pasta was cooked for the purpose of thickening the sauce, as the water contains a lot of starch which helps the pasta ...
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Caramel fudge pieces into sauce?

I'm wondering if there is a way to turn store-bought caramel fudge pieces into a caramel sauce? Would that be possible?
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use of xanthan gum in tomato ketchup

If we make tomato ketchup of 100kg tomatoes. What would be the procedure to add the gum? What quantity of gum should be used? Currently we are using corn starch as a thickener but it does not give ...
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Can I just skip the hot sauce when making buffalo sauce?

I've looked for the buffalo wings recipe, trying to find a way to make it from scratch, and came up with recipes revolving around this sort of ingredients: 3 tablespoons white vinegar 1/2 teaspoon ...