Best Paleo Sauces to Make at Home for Flavorful Meals
The Paleo diet is a refreshing change from the SAD diet, inspiring a new generation of home cooks to experiment in the kitchen. Paleo, at its core, is a diet of meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, healthy fats, and more.
Switching to the Paleo diet or even maintaining this lifestyle is a whole lot more enjoyable with a variety of Palo sauces. A Paleo sauce complements the fresh variety of food prescribed by the diet, creating delectable dishes worth bragging about. If you're ready to add some zest to your diet, keep reading.
3 Savory Paleo Sauces to Complement Any Dish
More Than Gourmet carries a range of stocks that can be used for various cooking purposes. The stocks are made of natural ingredients and do not contain any sugar, preservatives, chemicals, and MSG — perfect for Paleo eaters. There is minimal to zero need for additional seasoning for your sauces as More Than Gourmet's Paleo products are already bursting with flavor. Below are some of the flavorful Paleo chef sauces you can make at home.
1. Lemon Butter Sauce
If you're looking for Paleo sauces for chicken or fish, this is the go-to sauce! This Paleo sauce is both savory and zesty, tickling the palate and bursting with flavor. This rich sauce also makes a delicious complement to pasta, roasted vegetables, and grilled meats.
- Fresh lemon juice
- Salt and pepper
- More Than Gourmet's Classic Roasted Chicken Stock
Our Classic Roasted Chicken Stock from the Glace de Poulet Gold series is equivalent to 24 hours of reduction, which allows it to achieve a rich and deep color and syrup-like consistency. It adds pure and intense flavor when added to the standard lemon butter sauce recipe, allowing you to cook like a true pro. You can also swap the Classic Roasted Chicken Stock with More Than Gourmet's Classic Chicken Stock (Fond de Poulet Gold).
2. Bordelaise Sauce
This classic French sauce is inspired by the Bordeaux region of France, which is well-renowned for its fine wine. Best served over grilled steak or beef or as a side or dipping complement, Bordelaise offers the palate a unique, umami richness that lingers. It is prepared over very low heat until it reaches a thick consistency.
- 4 tb of Minced shallots
- Sliced fresh mushrooms
- 2 1/2 cup of red wine
- 1 Bay leaf
- Chopped fresh thyme
- Salt and pepper
- More Than Gourmet's Reduced Veal Stock
More Than Gourmet's Classic Reduced Veal Stock is part of the Glace de Veau Gold line and is made of real beef and veal stock. It has a slightly sweet flavor, allowing it to pair extremely well with different types of meat and chicken. To transform your typical Bordelaise into a yummy Paleo sauce, simply add the entire pack to 3/4 of a cup of warm water, and then let simmer to thicken.
3. Brown Veal Stock
A staple in many French and European kitchens, brown veal stock has a milder taste than regular beef stock but noticeably more umami.
Brown veal stock made from scratch involves almost half a day of simmering with roasted vegetables and veal bones. Even with small batches for homes, preparing it could take six hours. Because of the amount of time required to get this stock done, chefs usually make it in large batches and then freeze the stock for later use.
- Veal bones, roasted
- Vegetables*, roasted
- Bay leaves and thyme
- Red wine
- More Than Gourmet's Brown Veal Stock
*carrots, onions, leeks, celery, garlic, tomatoes
Fortunately for busy Paleo fans, brown veal stock doesn't have to be as difficult to achieve because More Than Gourmet's Reduced Brown Stock makes it possible within minutes. This variant has a translucent color and features a deep and rich taste that perfectly complements many types of dishes. You can use it on its own to create a fresh stock or sauce or combine it with the ingredients above.
If you're feeling rather adventurous with your cooking, you can use More Than Gourmet's Classic Roasted Duck & Chicken Stock or Classic Roasted Lamb Stock to enhance your Paleo sauce. Both add uniquely rich and deep flavor based on the fine cooking methods that made French cuisine one of the best in the world.
Making Flavorful Chef-Quality Paleo Sauces The Easy Way
The majority of gravies and sauces take hours to prepare from scratch, but you can certainly reduce that to a few minutes with the help of More Than Gourmet's Paleo products. Even if you're a kitchen novice, you can certainly get restaurant-grade sauces done with minimal ingredients. Shop our pantry for Paleo and other meal complements today.