What's For Dinner? - Elegant Sauces
A simple sauce that incorporates the deep flavors of roasted pan juices and red wine to serve with your favorite roast.
The rich smoky flavors of ancho chiles and roasted red peppers marry beautifully in this Mexican sauce. Try it with poached, scrambled, or baked eggs for a delicious brunch dish or use it to make enchiladas. We also like to serve it with grilled veggies, chicken, fish, or meat. Olé!
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.
A rich, tangy sauce perfect for brushing on a slab of ribs or smoked pork chops. Get out the grill!
Need something different to jazz up roasted or grilled pork? Think outside the box and try this tangy sweet-and-sour sauce made with grapes and fresh herbs, savory notes from shallots and our Glace de Viande, and a zing of balsamic vinegar. It's also delicious with duck or lamb.
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.
The spicy tang of ginger, the aroma of garlic, and red-chile heat are complemented by Chinese rice wine and toasty sesame oil in this classic sauce. Use it to accent the flavors of stir-fried vegetables, seafood, chicken, pork or beef, or serve it as a dipping sauce with your favorite Asain dumplings.
This wine-enriched sauce is traditionally served over beef steaks or beef tenderloin, but it will also add a luscious finish to veal, pork, or lamb.
This simple, traditional sauce made with chicken stock is one of the five "mother sauces," from which many other sauces can be made by adding a variety of differenct ingredients. It's delicious on its own with roasted, poached, or sautéed chicken or with egg dishes--just add a little cream if you like.
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.
This smooth, spicy sauce is the traditional French version of curry, based on Classic Velouté, rich coconut milk, and fragrant curry powder. Ladle this versatile sauce over poultry, meat, fish, eggs, or vegetables for a delightful—and different—flavor addition.
A rich, decadent sauce spiked with cognac and the sweet tang of dried cherries--marvelous over your best beef or veal roast.
There's a fantastic little restaurant in Portland, Maine called Duck Fat. They serve an amazing duck fat caramel milkshake, an exquisite combination of sweet and savory, and this sauce is inspired by that milkshake. Use it to make a caramel milkshake of your own, or drizzle it over vanilla ice cream, an apple or pear tart, or a flourless chocolate cake--or you can just eat it with a spoon straight from the container, as we might admit to doing.
The tangy flavors of oranges and lemons combine beautifully with sweet butter, shallots, and the savory richness of our Glace de Canard Gold to make the perfect sauce for sautéed duck breasts, pork chops, veal cutlets, or chicken breasts.
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.
In this traditional Mexican sauce recipe, the sweet, mellow heat of roasted chiles is combined with tart tomatillos and rounded out with some onion, garlic, oregano, and cilantro. It's perfect for pouring over enchiladas or topping grilled chicken, fish, or pork.
A stunning sauce with layers of intriguing flavors; great for veal, beef, pork, or chicken.
A fiery combination of island spices and pepper-fueled heat, this barbecue sauce will transport you to the Caribbean. It's perfect to brush on chicken or pork like they do in Jamaica, but it's also great on beef and lamb.
Tender sautéed fish napped in a light creamy sauce flavored with tarragon and shallots, this dish is elegant enough for company and simple enough for a weeknight family dinner. The recipe comes from a great cook and MTG sauce team member.
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.
This rich and sophisticated sauce is the ideal complement to a standing beef rib roast or other cuts of beef, veal, or lamb.
This classic sauce made with a sweet, smoky fortified wine from Portugal has an amazingly complex flavor but very few ingredients. It's the sauce of choice for Beef Wellington or a simple roasted beef tenderloin, and it's the perfect complement to game, lamb, poultry, roasted vegetables, or pork, especially an Easter ham. You can substitute other fortified wines like Marsala or Port for different but equally luscious results.
The smoky sweet flavor of maple syrup combines with zesty whole-grain mustard to make a simply perfect sauce for sautéed or roasted pork, duck, or chicken.
Smoky hot chipotles, sweet maple syrup, and savory roasted peppers team up to make a great barbecue sauce. Brush some on pork spareribs, steaks, or chicken quarters just before they're done cooking and pass the rest at the table.
This luxurious and classic red wine sauce, accented with herbs and peppercorns and finished with butter, makes an elegant complement to beef, veal, lamb, or game. Try it with our Roasted Chicken Demi-Glace or our Roasted Vegetable Demi-Glace for poultry or vegetarian dishes.
Add a new twist to grilled meat, chicken, fish, or vegetables with this earthy sauce redolent of mushrooms, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, herbs and red wine, enriched by our Veggie-Glace Gold.
Mexican cooking at its sweet and savory finest: a complex mixture of the smoky heat of dried chiles, aromatic toasted spices, garlic, tomatoes, nuts, and raisins, with an almost magical depth created by the addition of a small amount of unsweetened chocolate. This classic sauce is worth every minute it takes to create. Mole is traditionally served with turkey, but it also pairs beautifully with chicken, pork, or veal.
Savory morels and fresh herbs lend their flavors to poultry, lamb, veal, or vegetables. Great with roasted spring asparagus!
Red wine, mushrooms, and black pepper: perfect with your favorite lamb or veal chop, as well as a ribeye steak or roast chicken.
Succulent mushrooms cooked slowly with red wine, garlic, and our mushroom essence, with deep flavor notes from some surprise Asian ingredients. This chunky sauce is delicious over grilled veggies, chicken, pork, steak, or salmon--or with pasta or rice.
This versatile sauce is perfect served with any poached or braised firm-fleshed fish.
This silky, luxurious sauce with fresh tarragon and the subtle tang of mustard will make a masterpiece of your roasted or sautéed chicken.
This fragrant sauce is made with apples, apple brandy, cider, mustard, and cream, all brought together by our rich roasted chicken stock. It's classic paired with pork, but equally delectable with veal or chicken.
A rich, complex sauce with the subtle spice of green peppercorns and luscious orange flavors melded with cream and our savory Glace de Canard Gold.
A piece of rind from Parmesan cheese adds a great layer of flavor to our Fond de Poulet Gold. Use this umami-rich broth to simmer tortellini and asparagus or spinach for a light soup, or pour some around a serving of your favorite risotto to bring out its flavors.
Fresh or frozen peas and oniony chives combine beatifully in this creamy sauce. It's the perfect complement to salmon, sea scallops, or chicken--or try it tossed with pasta, some sautéed mushrooms, and crumbled bacon.
The smoky flavor of roasted poblano chiles gives a savory depth to this simple sauce. Use it with your favorite Mexican or Tex-Mex dishes like enchiladas or tacos, or serve it with grilled chicken, burgers, meat, or fish.
One of our favorite simple game dishes is pan-fried pheasant breasts served with this tangy sauce. It is also excellent with pan-fried venison cutlets and roast partridge.
A savory, creamy sauce with a hint of nutmeg and a sprinklling of sage, kicked up with a dash of red pepper--serve it over grilled pork, chicken, or veggies, or with pasta, topped with chopped walnuts or hazelnuts and grated Parmesan or crumbled goat cheese.
A silky smooth white wine sauce with a hint of lemon--serve it with seafood, poultry, or vegetables.
An amazingly versatile sauce made with paprika, onion, mustard, and beer or cider. It works with grilled chicken, pork, veal, egg dishes, seafood, vegetables, or rice.
Ladle this luxurious sauce over baked white fish, poached chicken, or steamed spring vegetables.
The mellow sweetness of port blends with the flavors of red wine and savory shallots to make this sauce a beautiful complement to a seared steak with blue cheese, a roast beef or pork tenderloin, leg of lamb, or a thick smoked pork chop.
This refreshing sauce, flavored with the tang of vinegar, white wine, and herbs, complements mussels, salmon, or chicken.
A swirl of tomato in More Than Gourmet White Wine Sauce, finished with butter--simply delicious over chicken, veal, fish, pasta, or vegetables.
The earthy flavors of spinach and onion and the richness of cream make this just the right sauce for poultry or seafood.
Known in traditional French cuisine as Chivry Sauce, this simply delicious blend of herbal flavors and white wine enhances seafood, chicken, egg dishes, or vegetables.