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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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 Barbecue Sauce

This sauce is a product of South Carolina’s large German population and their affinity for mustard. It is an extremely easy barbecue sauce to make because it doesn’t require any cooking. It works very well as a dipping sauce for pork, but it can basically be used however you like. […]

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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 

Sauces, Dressings & Condiments

Chimichurri Sauce

Makes 1 cup sauce This Argentinian-style sauce is used in the region to top grilled meats, but you can use it alongside grilled or roasted vegetables, a roasted chicken, or even stirred into a simple soup. Experiment with herbs, like mint, as a less traditional topping for roasted lamb. Chef’s […]