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Questions tagged [sauce]

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

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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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Bolognese recipe from The Food Lab

I followed this recipe exactly as written. After simmering for over 2 hours, it is watery and not at all the the picture in the book. Do I simmer it longer or add a thickener?
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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 ...
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When making a sauce, at what point should you add the wine?

Should you add it right after heating the fat? Or after youre done sauteing all the veggies so they soak all the wine? Or should you start with the wine THEN add the fat?
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Authentic Asian Sweet & Sour Sauce - Recipe [closed]

Although its a well known fact that the Sweet & Sour sauce we have come to expect is not really an authentic sauce served in Asia, its one that we have come to love in North America. The problem ...
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Alternative for tartar sauce?

Is there a substitute for tartar sauce? It is difficult to find in India. I need an alternative that can be obtained in Indian markets.
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Substitute to grain mustard

I am planning on doing a recipe of mustard sauce pork. Here is the recipe for the sauce (quantities are approximate, the recipe is inspired from a Gordon Ramsay Youtube video): Ingredients 1 tbsp ...
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Why do creamed sauces often contain nutmeg?

Many recipes for creamed spinach to cream of broccoli soup contain nutmeg. Why does this spice compliment such sauces so well?
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How to decide whether to reduce a sauce or thicken it?

The approach I always adopted to thicken a sauce is to reduce it so the water can evaporate, leaving a sauce that is more concentrated. Earlier, I watched a video where the host was talking about ...
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What pepper is used in Sriracha sauce?

I am a great fan of hot sauces. Usually, they advertise what pepper they are using. I cannot find that type of information on the Sriracha bottle I have at home. The only information I have is "chili"...
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Can I cook my tandoori chicken in the marinade for a sauce?

I'm cooking tandoori chicken and I was wondering if I can cook the chicken in the marinade to make a sauce. Marinade: 300ml Greek yogurt Ginger Garlic Masala seasoning Turmeric Cumin
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All fried rice recipes seem to have the same toned down interpretation

I have been trying to recreate the fried rice from a restaurant that I loved before moving. They were a Japanese steak house (called the Iron Chef), the type that cooks in front of you, and they made ...
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Vegan Alternative to Monte au Beurre?

I was just in my kitchen making pasta and a wild thought appeared when I mounted my sauce: Can I do a vegan monte? What alternatives could provide the same bind and richness? Been looking for a ...
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How do I make my curries saucier?

So I've made curry a few times before but I've always had a problem with the sauce. So before I try and make one again I want to know, how do you make the sauce thick and flavourful rather than almost ...
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What kind of sauce did I “invent”?

One day I had an idea for a special "sauce" to use on (chicken) burgers. The basic idea was to give it some sort of "salad dressing" like taste. The basic ingredients are cream cheese, mustard, ...
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Does a mix of cocktail sauce and tartare sauce have a special name?

What does one get when one combines cocktail sauce and tartar sauce in equal parts?
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What is a creole or soul food ingredient that stinks?

I'm working on a dish that I'm trying to keep close to creole or general "soul food" tradition, including ingredients. I'm looking for something with a serious pungent kick, think fish sauce. Any ...
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Bitter taste of rocket pesto

I've gone overboard with sowing rocket (Eruca sativa, also known as arugula, eruca, rucola, roquette, etc.) in my vegetable garden... To use up the surplus I've made some fresh salad (recommended), ...
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How do you saute anchovies in a flavor base?

Once in a while an Italian recipe asks for dissolving a couple anchovy filets in the oil before adding other veggies. Should you chop your anchovies before, or break them in the oil? Also what degree ...
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Can I prevent hot sauce separation by leaving out the vinegar?

Hi all I’m making a hot sauce and trying to perfect it however I keep on having separation. The only two liquids I am using is orange juice and cider vinegar to keep the pH level low. Do you reckon I ...
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Avoiding clumps in cacio e pepe?

I've been trying to make a very basic three-ingredient cacio e pepe over the last few days and have found it difficult to create a smooth, creamy sauce. I'm using only two cups of microplane-grated ...
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What is the difference between jus and stock?

They seem to be made very similarly. They both can be made from bones, veg etc. I know technically au jus refers to using the juices of the meet that you're cooking but i've seen people make a "jus" ...
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Pan roasted meats: burned fond

We have a carbon steel pan that we love and use a lot. We get boxes from Hello Fresh lately and we seem to have the same problem over and over: We will get a recipe that calls for pan roasting a piece ...
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How to preserve home made garlic sauce for at least two years shelf life?

I am thinking of starting a business selling home made garlic sauce. The sauce contains both, oil and water as well as lemon juice. How can I prevent it from spoiling and extend its shelf life?
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How to make a jellyish sauce for plate design

I'm looking for a method to make a plate sauce with a jelly consistency. The type of suace you would typically see on a plate in a restaurant, where they place a dallop of sauce on the plate and ...
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Homemade Marinara Sauce: Shelf-Life and Reheating Question [duplicate]

I just made marinara sauce yesterday, sauced some pasta with some and put the rest in a mason jar. How long can I expected this to stay fresh? It's completely sealed-off in a mason jar, I used canned ...
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How do I keep leftover tomato sauce from spoiling?

I made pizza today. The last time I did this I had some leftover tomato sauce; when I opened that it went POP and smoke came out of the jar. Tasted really bad, too, so I threw it away and opened a ...
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Bottling Peri Peri Sauce [duplicate]

I am looking to bottle and sell a peri peri sauce and am wondering if anyone can walk me through the procedures of cooking>pressure cooking>bottling such a sauce that contains oil in the recipe. ...
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Does spiciness and citrus “cook out”? How do I maintain these flavors in a BBQ sauce?

I got my first barbecue not too long ago and I'm trying to take my hand at making my own barbecue sauce. The heat I want comes from habanero, poblano, and jalapeno chili powders, and the citrus is ...
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Additional dipping sauces for cheese fondue?

I have the fondue set pictured below (picture is of the box of the set): I will be using it for the first time and see that on the picture of the box there are saucers with additional sauces/dips. I ...
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Looking for peach preserves substitute

I'm making a dish that that has a "sweet and sour" sauce to it. The recipe calls for apricot and peach preserves. Unfortunately I am highly allergic to peaches. Does any one know what a good ...
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Why all that sauce just sitting in the dish in these stuffed bell peppers recipes?

The recipes here and here each call for dumping a lot of a tomato & broth (+ onion) sauce in the baking dish. Like around .75 cup per bell pepper. That's way (way, way) too much to want to spoon ...
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What defines cooking wine?

What makes cooking wines and cooking sake considered only for cooking? My thoughts would be how cooking sake has more spices added to it but I'm not sure for wine.
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Leaving sauces to sit [duplicate]

Yesterday I made a pasta sauce that I make regularly. However, as I knew I would be busy in the evening, to save time, I made the base sauce -- olive oil, garlic, plum tomatoes, roasted peppers, ...
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What wine(s) would you substitute for sweet red vermouth?

I want to make a chukar cherry sauce recipe which calls for 1/2 cup of sweet red vermouth, which gets cooked and reduced with the cherries and other ingredients. I don't have vermouth on hand, and I'...