Sauces, Dressings & Condiments

Almond-Fig Vinaigrette

Makes 2 cups Ingredients 1/4 cup chopped almonds 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 1/3 cup red wine 2 shallots, minced Kosher salt, as needed Freshly ground black pepper, as needed 1 cup olive oil (not extra-virgin) 3/4 cup almond oil 1/2 cup chopped fresh or dried figs Juice of 2 lemons […]

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Apple Butter

Makes about 2 pints Ingredients 5 pounds apples, peeled, cored, and diced 1 3/4 cups apple cider 1 1/4 cups sugar 2 tablespoons lemon juice Pinch of salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground mace 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg Directions In a large pot, bring the apples and cider […]

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Béchamel Sauce

Ingredients 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1/4 cup minced yellow onion 5 cups milk, warm Salt, as needed Ground black or white pepper, as needed Freshly grated nutmeg, as needed (optional) Directions In a saucepan over medium heat, heat the oil and butter. […]

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Beurre Blanc

Makes 1 quart sauce Beurre blanc is a classic French sauce, made creamy thanks to the emulsion formed between the fat (butter!) and the liquid (wine). The key to not breaking an emulsion is patience and an even, moderate cooking temperature, so take your time adding the butter and take […]

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Carolina Mustard Sauce

Makes 1 1/2 cups sauce Ingredients 3/4 cup prepared yellow mustard 1/2 cup honey 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons ketchup 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar Small pinch of cayenne pepper 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions Combine the mustard, honey, vinegar, ketchup, Worcestershire […]

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Chef’s Choice Aioli

MAKES 1 CUP   Market Basket Options  Chopped fresh herbs: parsley, chives, tarragon, cilantro Citrus zest: lime, Meyer lemon, blood orange Flavorings: Sriracha, smoked paprika, horseradish, gochujang, truffle oil