My Five Favorite SAUCES
Adding a sauce to a dish elevates the flavor and texture, and often requires very little time and effort. I've got a lot of sauce recipes in my collection, but I've chosen five of my favorites that are versatile and easy to make your food taste even better. They can all be served with fish, meat, or roasted vegetables.
Here is my favorite sauce in my recipe collection. I can eat it all by itself, but I only do that in private! It goes with so many things, and makes everything taste ten times better. Look for my recipes using this yellow pepper herb sauce, including eggs benedict, soup, feta dip, and sauce to dress up fish and any other grilled meat. It’s really heavenly.
There are a lot of variations for salsa verde, and this is one of my favorites. In the summer when I have an abundance of fresh mint I add it to the mix. If you’re in a hurry you can make the salsa in a food processor, but just pulse it so it doesn’t become smooth.
Romesco is a sweet and spicy sauce from Spain that is so versatile! It is commonly served with fish, but I serve it on all meats and veggies. It’s also delicious with roasted or fried potatoes. Let’s just be honest….it’s good on everything! Did I mention I love it on an omelet?
This sauce requires no cooking, and takes minutes to make. I use it on grilled fish or chicken, but it’s delicious tossed in hot pasta. Served over an omelet or frittata would also be delicious. It’s best served barely warmed or at room temperature, and keeps for 3 days in the refrigerator.
On one of my trips to Israel I learned to make filfel chuma, a hot sauce of Libyan Jewish cuisine. It has so many uses for cooking! I make a batch of it and store it in a jar in my refrigerator. You can spoon it into soups, sauces, over grilled meats and vegetables.