Sauces

Orange Saffron Aioli

by ali

This is an easy sauce that can be used for Dressing Grilled Scallops, Shrimp, fried calamari, Lobster or any other rich white fish or shellfish. I have seen it used on a crab sandwich as well as a lobster roll in place of mayo. I used it recently as a the accompaniment for the saffron, […]

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Bechamel Sauce Recipe

by ali

Great standard sauce to learn. We use it to make a variety of dishes – Moussaka, Boureki, Lasagna, Pastas, etc. Makes 3 cups Ingredients 5 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour 4 cups milk 2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg Directions In a medium saucepan, heat the butter over medium-low heat until melted. […]

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Legacy Applesauce

by ali

When I was nine, My Grandma Jane brought me to visit her in Placerville California during the fall. The leaves were changing, the smell of pine and woodsmoke was heavy on the frisky South Sierra breeze and something about that time, the smells, the temperature, the place, imprinted a feeling of “home” on my brain […]

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Cherry Cinnamon Chipotle Jam

by ali

I sort of stumbled upon this recipe once when I had fresh cherries and wanted to make a topping to go with my chicken liver mousse… its VERY tasty and the pepper adds a nice unexpected spice and depth to it.  It also goes well with dark chocolate mousse. Ingredients: 2 lbs cherries with pits […]

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Habanero Chili Sauce

by ali

Oh Mama, this sauce is superb for marinating shrimp, chicken or steak for tacos or other BBQ dishes. Try it out but don’t rub your eyes and make sure you wash your hands thoroughly! Ingredients ½ cup water ½ cup white rice vinegar ½ cup sugar 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 habanero peppers, minced 1 […]

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Habanero Oil

by ali

This is a simple way to jazz up a soup, a main dish or bread without going to a ton of trouble. Ingredients: 2 fresh habaneros cored, seeded and sliced into chunks 2 garlic cloves peeled salt to taste 2 cups olive oil fine mesh strainer glass bottle for storage Directions: I use my cuisinart for […]

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Mojo De Ajo – Rick Bayless

by ali

This is a terrific recipe for a garlic confit / garlic oil that can be used in many different ways for cooking, for dressings and for spicing up snacks, breads and other treats. We got this from Rick Bayless, one of our favorite chefs whose focus is on Authentic Mexican Cuisine. Check out his many […]

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