Degree of Difficulty - Easy
A simple sauce that incorporates the deep flavors of roasted pan juices and red wine to serve with your favorite roast.
This luxurious tasting, mildly spicy soup has not a drop of cream in it. The secret to its richness is Glace de Canard Gold complemented with unsweetened applesauce. It's incredibly simple to make. If you have any left over bits of cooked duck, add them to the soup, as well.
What takes salmon from simple to superb? A glaze made with Essence de Champignon Gold, mirin, grated ginger and a touch of soy sauce. A fetching sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds and fresh chives adds eye appeal. This recipe can be doubled or tripled.
Combine carrots, shiitake mushrooms, baby bok choy, and green onions with hearty Lo mein noodles and the fresh flavors of ginger and cilantro, and you have one terrific soup.
A simple, warming soup for those chilly early spring days when asparagus first comes into season. Garnish it with a swirl of sour cream or a sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan.
A velvety cheddar soup with tender broccoli and fine noodles: Aunt Barb, a team member at More Than Gourmet, serves this up when the call is for tasty and easy comfort food.
This simple, unadorned polenta is perfect for serving with all manner of stews and braises.
This sauce is excellent as an addition to any pan-seared, oven-baked, or grilled fish.
Make this sauce in high summer, when basil is abundant. With cream, sun-dried tomatoes, and Parmesan, this sauce is the perfect way to dress up your favorite pasta.
This delicious and easy-to-prepare stir-fry dish is sure to please with its savory beef, crisp-tender peppers, and silky sauce. Just ladle it over rice or pasta for a satisfying meal.
A rich, tangy sauce perfect for brushing on a slab of ribs or smoked pork chops. Get out the grill!
Spiced with cumin and flavored with tomatoes and zesty green chiles, this black bean soup is sure to become a family favorite.
This recipe works well hearty greens like kale or collards, too. They're gently braised in savory stock accented with plenty of garlic, chili flakes, onion, and bacon to make a perfect side for grilled or roasted meat, poultry, or fish.
Spicy, fragrant, and silky smooth, green curry sauce is the perfect foil for tender braised fish. Serve it over steamed jasmine rice for a superb dish with the exotic flavors of Thailand.
A great, simple way to enjoy hearty greens and root vegetables--braised in our savory Vegetable Stock with butter, garlic, and thyme, with a handful of raisins thrown in for a sweet contrast.
We hold with the French of Alsace: they prepare their famed sweet and sour braised cabbage with duck or goose fat. Give it a try. It's the perfect vegetable partner for any holiday bird, and you can make it ahead and reheat it.
Looking for a festive but simple seafood dish? You've found it: tender shrimp quickly braised with green onions and crisp cubes of savory pancetta.
Welcome spring with this mosaic of bright green, crisp tender vegetables and savory mushrooms accented with mint. Serve it as a side dish for roast chicken or lamb, or as a vegetarian main dish over buttered noodles or polenta.
For this elegant, smooth soup, toasted almonds and broccoli are puréed together with chicken stock, a medieval method used to thicken soups. It's simple yet unexpectedly sophisticated with a warm hint of coriander and white pepper. Double or quadruple the recipe and make it ahead for easy entertaining.
The tanginess of the cheddar is a perfect foil for the sweetness of the butternut squash in this warming soup. Serve it as a starter or as a main course with hearty whole-grain bread and a salad of fresh spinach, apples, red onion, gold raisins, and toasted walnuts.
Thanks to Chef Michaelangelo (Mick) Rosacci of Tony's Market in Denver for this luscious sauce recipe that makes the perfect accent for bison, venison, or elk steaks hot off the grill. Chef Mick recommends trying the sauce with grilled game burgers, as well.
A classic comfort food that's simple to prepare with our Fond de Poulet Gold. This recipe comes to us from the kitchen of Chef Michelangelo (Mick) Rosacci of Tony's Market in Denver. Dish it up in warm bowls, add a dusting of grated Parmesan, sit back, and enjoy.
Savor chunks of tender chicken and wild mushrooms bathed in a creamy sauce and served up in crisp puff pastry. With some fresh chives sprinkled over the top, you have a dish ready for company or family in short order.
This lush, velvety summer soup comes together quickly (and requires no time at the stove!). The smoky heat of the chipotle cream adds nice little kick, along with the flavors of cilantro and lime.
This very simple, cool and creamy soup comes from an old favorite cookbook published by the Kansas City Junior League in the '80's. The "secret ingredient" is a touch of curry powder, and the soup is just as delicious served warm. It's a perfect way to enjoy summer's bumper crop of zucchini!
This chowder is so soul satisfying, no one will guess that it's also quick and easy to make.
A simple purée of corn simmered in our Fond de Poulet Gold--with a little white wine, thyme, and cream. It's superb spooned over sautéed sea scallops or trout, or as an accompaniment to grilled chicken or salmon.
A refreshing complement to roasted or grilled meats, poultry, or fish. Most of the work can be done ahead of time, but add the radishes just before serving so they remain crisp and retain their bright red border.
Rather than serving the same old stuffing with your holiday turkey, try this fragrant couscous with dried cranberries and toasted pecans. It takes just minutes to prepare and will surely gather raves. The secret is More Than Gourmet's Glace de Volaille Gold mixed with a touch of orange juice for a flavor that gives just a hint of the bird's taste. If there are leftovers the day after, add diced turkey and toss with a mustard vinaigrette for a savory salad.
These buttery grits made with sharp Cheddar and light cream are the perfect side for grilled pork or sausage. You can also ladle beef stew or chili over them for a hearty dinner.
This delightful recipe was shared with us by a family member, Doma, who lives in the D.C. area and refers to herself as the "covert cook." Hmm, wonder what she does for a living? It's a hearty, tasty recipe great for a large gathering on a cold, blustery winter day. Makes terrific leftovers, too. Thanks Doma, keep on cooking and whatever else you do.
A rich, decadent sauce spiked with cognac and the sweet tang of dried cherries--marvelous over your best beef or veal roast.
Nothing brings out the flavor and sweetness of vegetables like roasting them, especially with the savory richness of our Graisse de Canard Gold. They'll make the perfect side for roasted or grilled meat, game, or poultry--or toss them with pasta or serve them over rice with crumbled goat or feta cheese on top.
The peppery flavor of arugula complements shrimp, garlic, and shallots in this simple pasta dish.
Try this twist on potato salad with a tangy mustard dressing, the fresh flavor of chives, and tasty fingerling potatoes. Simple to prepare, it's the perfect side for grilled chicken or steak.
A hearty, savory soup chock-full of beans with garlic, tomatoes, and herbs. The perfect antidote to a chilly day--serve it with buttered cornbread and a crisp salad.
Cooking garlic very slowly in our Graisse de Canard yields tender, mellow garlic with a deep, rich flavor, plus savory, garlic-infused duck fat. Use the garlic cloves in almost any recipe that calls for garlic--soups, sauces, salad dressings, and more--or slip a few under the skin of a chicken before roasting it. Use the duck fat for things like sautéing or roasting potatoes or veggies. For a real treat, try mashing a few of the garlic cloves with a spoonful of the duck fat to make a delicious spread to smear on a baguette slice or stir into mashed potatoes or cooked white beans or lentils.
Ladle this simple sauce over grilled chicken, pasta, vegetables, or use it as a dipping sauce for bread.
Bold, spicy accents of ginger and pepper--serve it over beef, veal, pork, lamb, or duck.
The classic French mother sauce--now gluten-free. The secret? Our Glace de Viande Gold and a little rice flour. The deep flavor of this velvety sauce is delicious on its own--or with splash of Madeira or Port, a handful of sautéed mushrooms, or a sprinkling of chopped fresh herbs.
A quick, stick-to-your-ribs dinner--hearty beef gravy with chunks of ground beef and onions. Serve it over mashed potatoes or wide egg noodles. Bet they'll all ask for seconds.
During the winter holidays, and especially Thanksgiving, our large and extended family would return to our childhood home in St. Paul and celebrate a grand feast together. Great fun, great food, a lot of laughter and sometimes a bit of chaos in the kitchen. When it was gravy time, we all knew to step aside and concede the stove, the whole kitchen, to Grandma Chubby as she prepared her gravy. No distractions allowed - this was serious business! We're delighted to share our version of Grandma Chubby's turkey gravy, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Happy Holidays.
This hearty soup combines good-for-you greens and beans in one pot. The olives give it a wonderful earthy flavor, along with tomatoes, herbs, veggies, and garlic. Serve it with crusty bread for a tasty lunch or dinner.
Bulgur's nutty flavor and wholesome texture make this a hearty winter dish to serve with poultry and roasted meats. An attractive way of presenting this side dish is to pack the mixture into a ring mold and bake it briefly. Once unmolded, fill the center with baby peas, broccoli florets, or any bright green vegetable. Either coarse or fine bulgur is appropriate.
You'll find this soup in several different Asian culinary tradtions. Its appeal is the combination of savory, spicy, and tangy flavors--and it's said to be good for colds, too.
Now this is how to cook carrots: follow Julia Child's lead and simmer them slowly in a sweet-savory mixture of brown stock (our Glace de Viande), butter, and a little sugar. The liquid is cooked down to a deeply flavored, shiny glaze that coats the tender carrots. They're the perfect complement to a holiday roast, although you may be tempted to just eat a plate of them with no accompaniment at all. Julia would probably approve.
A smooth, luscious sauce with the tang of lemon and fresh herbal notes of dill. Try it spooned over chicken or veggies hot off the grill.
Fluffy couscous flavored with lemon and fresh herbs makes a quick and delicious side dish for grlled fish or chicken.
A very simple, yet elegant side dish--fragrant jasmine rice lightly flavored with lemon and cooked in our savory chicken stock. It's the perfect complement for chicken, fish, or vegetables.
This rich and sophisticated sauce is the ideal complement to a standing beef rib roast or other cuts of beef, veal, or lamb.