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Ethnic

Ajoblanco

11/9/2006 meps 1

When I was searching for Andalusian soup recipes, I found this authentic recipe from that region. It sounds very, very rich and wonderful, and you could use it as a sauce instead of a soup. […]

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Mexican

Ancho Chile Salsa

1/29/2008 meps 0

5 dried ancho chiles, stemmed and seeded 5 sun-dried tomatoes (not the oil-packed kind) 1 C dark brewed coffee 3 oz pitted prunes 2 T toasted slivered almonds 1 chipotle chile in adobo 1 T […]

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Holidays

Awesome Turkey Gravy

1/12/2012 meps 0

Gravy is a sauce and is usually just broth thickened with cooked flour. The broth-flour mixture doesn’t become thickened until the flour cooks, usually at boiling temperature. Most gravy tastes better if some of the […]

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Salads

Banana, tamarind, and mint salsa

1/29/2008 meps 0

4 bananas, peeled and finely chopped 1/4 C tamarind paste 2 T seeded and minced red pepper 1 T fresh mint, minced 1 T brown sugar 1 T fresh lime juice Combine all ingredients. This […]

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Sauces

Chermoula

3/2/2007 meps 0

1 bunch cilantro or parsley, or a mixture of the two 4 cloves garlic 2 t cumin 1/4 t red pepper flakes 1/4 C olive oil 1/4 C lemon juice In a food processor, chop […]

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Sauces

CLARIFIED BUTTER

7/14/2004 meps 0

Will stay fresh for weeks, because the casein and whey, which are subject to bacterial change, have been removed. Also has a higher burning point than butter and is a good choice for delicate sauteeing […]

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Sauces

CRANBERRY KETCHUP

7/14/2004 meps 0

2 large onions, coarsley chopped 1 large tart apple, peeled, cored, chopped 1 large garlic clove, minced (1 1/2 tsp) 1 T minced fresh ginger 1 tsp grated orange zest 1 C water 6 C […]

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Sauces

CRANBERRY SALSA

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 12-oz pkg fresh cranberries 2 whole oranges 1/2 C sugar 1 bunch cilantro 1/2 med onion 2 jalapenios, deveined, seeds removed 1 inch chunk fresh ginger, peeled 1/4 t green chile powder, if available […]

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Meps original

Cranberry-Cherry Sauce

12/31/2009 meps 0

In a prior life, when I had a freezer, I bought extra bags of cranberries in the fall and froze them to use all year. This past year aboard Flutterby, I missed my frozen cranberries. […]

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Salad dressings

Creamy Gorgonzola Dressing

7/14/2004 meps 0

This reminds me of the time when my mother first got a food processor. One of the first recipes she discovered for her new toy was blue cheese dressing. For months, every salad we ate […]

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Dips

Cucumber dish

5/1/2007 meps 1

This reminds me of an Indian “raita,” used to cool your mouth alongside super-hot curries. Or a Greek “tzatziki.” Karen, of s/v Panta Rhei, brought it to the PSCC “Horror d’Hoover” contest. From “Recipes for […]

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Indian

Cucumber Raita

7/28/2009 meps 0

2 cucumbers 1/2 T salt 1-1/2 C plain yogurt (you can substitute up to 1/4 C sour cream for part of the yogurt) Pinch of cayenne or paprika 2 T chopped fresh mint leaves 1 […]

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Sauces

Fondue recipe from occupied France

11/4/2007 meps 1

From Horned Pigeon, by George Millar, published 1953. The book tells the story of Millar’s World War II capture in North Africa and imprisonment in Italy and Germany. In 1943, he escaped from the Germans […]

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Sauces

Green olive and cilantro salsa

5/11/2006 meps 0

2 C green olives 2 cloves garlic 4 serrano chilis 1 C cilantro 1 C olive oil 1 t lemon zest, minced finely Combine the olives, garlic, chilis, and cilantro in a food processor and […]

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Dips

How to Make Sour Cream

2/17/2014 meps 1

1 quart milk (mixed from powder)1/2 C buttermilk (mixed from powder) Combine and let stand for 12-15 hours at about 75 degrees Fahrenheit (either a warm place, or in a thermos or insulated pitcher). When […]

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Favorites

Hungarian Mushroom Soup

7/14/2004 meps 1

This is probably my all-time favorite soup, and my sister Julie’s too. It’s from the original Molly Katzen Moosewood cookbook. This can also make a good sauce for pasta, rice, or potatoes. 12 oz sliced […]

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Appetizers

Ideas for some exotic salsas

1/29/2008 meps 0

These are just ideas to spark the imagination, no measurements or instructions. Some were inspired by Mark Miller’s Great Salsa Book. Mango Ginger Lime Cayenne Seared pineapple Red bell pepper Chipotle Orange juice Lime juice […]

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Asian

Kim chee relish

1/29/2008 meps 0

4 C chopped bok choy or Napa cabbage 4 C water 2 T salt Bring the water and salt to a boil drop in the greens. Cook for 30 seconds and drain well in a […]

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Asian

Korean Tangy Red Pepper Sauce

11/2/2013 meps 1

2 T Korean red pepper paste 1 T rice vinegar (can substitute cider vinegar) 1 t honey 1 T apple juice or water 2 t dark sesame oil Whisk ingredients together in a small bowl. […]

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Asian

Peanut sauce

4/1/2006 meps 1

Serve this with Vietnamese spring rolls, or as a topping for steamed or stir-fried vegetables. 1/2 C peanut butter, preferably the kind with just peanuts and salt 1 T honey (if you use sweetened peanut […]

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Sauces

Poblano Pesto

1/29/2008 meps 0

3/4 C pepitas (pumpkin seeds) 1/4 C high-heat cooking oil 5 poblano chiles 1 C cilantro leaves 1 T virgin olive oil 2 T lime juice 1/2 t salt Toast the pumpkin seeds and let […]

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Asian

PONZU SAUCE

7/14/2004 meps 0

1 grapefruit 1 orange 1 lime 1/4 C sugar 1/4 C soy sauce 1/4 C rice vinegar Use a zester to remove the colorful outer rind from the citrus fruits and save it. Juice the […]

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Sauces

Porcini sauce

7/14/2004 meps 0

3/4 oz dried porcini mushrooms (about 3/4 cup) 2 C vegetable broth (homemade or canned) 4 T butter 1 1/2 C dry red or white wine 1 T Madeira wine or brandy 1 T whipping […]

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Holidays

Rich Mushroom Gravy – Vegetarian

7/14/2004 meps 0

I volunteered to cook Thanksgiving dinner one year, with a caveat. I was still a sorta-kinda vegetarian, so I served all the myriad side dishes but skipped the turkey. This gravy recipe was so successful, […]

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Desserts

Roasted banana condiment

1/29/2008 meps 0

4 bananas 1 t dark rum 1 t vanilla 1 t maple syrup 1/2 t brown sugar 1/2 C nuts, finely chopped (macadamia nuts, almonds, or hazelnuts recommended) Preheat oven to 350 F. Roast bananas […]

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Sauces

Roasted coconut topping

1/29/2008 meps 0

 Very hot! 1 C dried unsweetened coconut 1 T sugar 2 T peanut oil 2 cloves garlic, sliced 5 oz shallots, peeled and sliced 1 T pure red chile powder (New Mexican red) 1-1/2 t […]

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Dips

Roasted Pepper Cream

11/29/2006 meps 0

My favorite thing to do with roasted red peppers is my friend Will’s Romesco Sauce. But that one is just too rich for everyday use, so I was glad to find this simple roasted pepper […]

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Favorites

Salsa

7/14/2004 meps 0

Throw together in food processor or blender 2 green onions 0 3 small green chili peppers? (1 pepper is 1 alarm, 2 is 2 alarm, etc) 1/2 cup parsley 1 cup cilantro 1 tsp salt […]

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Middle Eastern

Shata (Hot Spice Sauce from Sudan)

5/5/2006 meps 0

According to the cookbook From the Lands of Figs and Olives, by Habeeb Salloum and James Peters, this is one of the five components of every main meal in the Sudan. 1/2 C lemon juice […]

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Greek

Skordalia (garlic potato sauce)

7/14/2004 meps 0

Peel 18 oz potatoes and boil in plenty of water. Drain and puree, then season with salt. Add 4-5 cloves finely minced garlic, 4-5 T olive oil, 2-3 T vinegar. Serve cold.

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Meat

SOY SAUCE MARINADE FOR BARBECUE

7/14/2004 meps 0

3/4 C soy sauce 1/3 C pickapeppa sauce 1/3 C Worcestershire 1/4 C red wine 1/4 C red wine vinegar 3 T brown sugar 1-1/2 T oil, preferably sesame 2 garlic cloves, minced 2-1/2 lbs […]

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Sauces

Spicy peanut sauce with cream cheese

2/7/2011 meps 0

A rich, creamy sauce for just about anything — pasta, rice, cooked vegetables, potatoes or sweet potatoes, chicken, shrimp, or any combination of the above. Adapted from a November 2010 Better Homes and Gardens recipe […]

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Indian

Sprouted Mung Bean Sauce

7/28/2009 meps 0

3 T chickpea flour 1-1/2 C water 2 C yogurt, stirred until smooth 1 t salt 1 sugar 1/2 t turmeric 1 t ground coriander 1/4 t fenugreek seeds 1 C sprouted mung beans 1-1/2 […]

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Grilling

Steak marinade

10/20/2011 meps 0

1 t garlic powder 1 T brown sugar 1/2 t ginger 1 T oil 1/2 t pepper 2 T water 1/4 C soy sauce Tenderize steaks with meat tenderizer if desired. Combine above ingredients and […]

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Sauces

Stovetop roasted garlic

1/29/2008 meps 0

There are many recipes that call for roasted garlic, but this is the first time I’ve found someone who says you can do it on the stovetop. The instructions are from The Great Salsa Book, […]

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Asian

Sweet Asian chili sauce

5/8/2006 meps 0

Similar to Vietnamese “Nuoc Cham.” 1-1/2 t red pepper flakes 1 clove garlic, grated 1/2 C sugar 1/2 C rice vinegar 2 C water 1 T fish sauce (optional) Combine ingredients in a small pan […]

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Asian

Tamarind Sauce

5/8/2006 meps 0

If you’ve never tasted tamarind, it’s kind of like Nature’s version of Sour Patch Kids. 1/2 C tamarind pulp 1 C cilantro leaves 1 T brown sugar 2 t seasoned rice vinegar 1 T white […]

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Asian

Teriyaki Sauce

1/10/2006 meps 0

We have a friend, Gary Barnett, who is a gourmet chef. Not that he works in a restaurant, but I’ve eaten his fine cuisine, and to call Gary an amateur would just be wrong. For […]

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Breakfast

Tropical kiwi banana sauce

3/18/2006 meps 0

2 ripe kiwis 2 ripe bananas 2 T butter Pinch salt 3 T sugar 1/2 C orange juice 1/2 C milk or half and half (for a really decadent version, leave out the orange juice, […]

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Favorites

Tzatziki

7/14/2004 meps 0

Grate 1 cucumber, mix with 1 lb yogurt. Add 4-5 cloves finely minced garlic, 4 T olive oil & 2 T vinegar, plus salt and pepper.

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Restricted diets

Vegan Faux Cheese Sauces

9/20/2007 meps 0

1/2 C nutritional yeast 1/2 C unbleached white flour 1 t garlic salt 1 t onion powder 2 C water 1/4 C margarine or coconut oil In a saucepan, mix the dry ingredients and very, […]

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Indian

Vegetable Raita

7/28/2009 meps 0

2 C plain yogurt, preferably not non-fat 2 C diced crisp mixed vegetables, diced (consider bell peppers, cucumbers, celery, radishes, jicama, fennel, tomato, or peas) 1 T coriander seeds 1 T cumin seeds 1/2 T […]

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Sauces

Will’s Amazing Orange Sauce

2/20/2007 meps 2

I have no idea what the quantities were for this, except that he used 3 oranges and about 1/3 of a large jalapeno. The rest of the ingredients were added “to taste.” This was fabulous […]

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Sauces

Will’s Romesco Sauce

6/20/2006 meps 1

This actually started with Rachel Ray’s cookbook, 365: No Repeats. But Will Tanaka’s choice of pistachios made it richer and even more sublime than the original almonds. This is excellent over chicken breasts and salad […]

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Sauces

Winter Pesto

7/20/2004 meps 0

10 oz pkg frozen spinach (thawed and drained well) 1/2 cup walnuts 6 cloves garlic 2 Tbs dried basil 1 tsp salt generous amount black pepper 2/3 cup Parmesan cheese 1 cup fresh flat-leaf (Italian) […]