Category Archives: Sauces

Burger Sauce

Really Big sauce, Mac.

1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons French dressing
4 teaspoons sweet pickle relish
1 tablespoon finely minced white onion
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt

1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Stir well.

2. Place sauce in a covered container and refrigerate for several hours, or overnight, so that the flavors blend. Stir the sauce a couple of times as it chills.

Makes about 3/4 cup.

All-Purpose Gravy

Makes about 3 cups, active time 20 minutes, total time 40 to 45 minutes

1 small carrot, peeled and chopped into rough 1/2-inch pieces (about 1/2 cup)
1 small rib celery , chopped into rough 1/2-inch pieces (about 1/2 cup)
1 small onion , chopped into rough 1/2-inch pieces (about 3/4 cup)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 cups low-sodium beef broth
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
5 whole black peppercorns
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

In food processor, pulse carrot until broken into rough 1/4-inch pieces, about five 1-second pulses. Add celery and onion; pulse until all vegetables are broken into 1/8-inch pieces, about five 1-second pulses.

Heat butter in large heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat; when foaming subsides, add vegetables and cook, stirring frequently, until softened and well browned, about 7 minutes. Reduce heat to medium; stir in flour and cook, stirring constantly, until thoroughly browned and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Whisking constantly, gradually add broths; bring to boil, skimming off any foam that forms on surface. Reduce heat to medium-low and add bay leaf, thyme, and peppercorns; simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened and reduced to 3 cups, 20 to 25 minutes.

Strain gravy through fine-mesh strainer into clean saucepan, pressing on solids to extract as much liquid as possible; discard solids. Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper. Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container and refrigerate for up to a week or freeze; reheat before serving.

via All-Purpose Gravy | Serious Eats : Recipes.

Taco Seasoning


1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper


In a small bowl, mix together chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Store in an airtight container.

via Taco Seasoning I Recipe –

Fleisher’s Secret Chicken Rub

1/3 cup coarse salt
1/3 cup dried sage
1/3 cup garlic powder
1/4 cup onion flakes
1/4 cup paprika
3 tablespoons dried thyme
3 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons dried oregano
1 tablespoon cayenne

In a large bowl, combine the salt, sage, garlic powder, onion flakes, paprika, thyme, black pepper, oregano, and cayenne. Rub the dried herbs between your palms to crush them as you add each to the mixture. This rub will keep in an airtight container for 6 months. Shake or mix well before using.

via Cook the Book: Fleisher’s Secret Chicken Rub | Serious Eats : Recipes.

Louisiana Remoulade

1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon Louisiana-style hot sauce
2 teaspoons whole-grain mustard
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons capers, roughly chopped
1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon mild paprika
1 scallion, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, parsley, hot sauce, whole-grain mustard, garlic, capers, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, scallion, salt, and cayenne pepper. Let sit for 1 hour for flavors to combine, then serve or cover and store in the refrigerator.

via Sauced: Louisiana Remoulade | Serious Eats : Recipes.