Indonesian soy sauce

Ingredients

1/3 cup dark-brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 tbsp light molasses
1 tsp finely minced, peeled fresh ginger
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1/8 tsp freshly ground white pepper

How to prepare

Place brown sugar and 1/3 cup water in small saucepan and cook, stirring over low heat 1 minute to dissolve sugar. Increase heat to medium and cook at slow boil until mixture thickens slightly, about 2 minutes.
Reduce heat to low and stir in soy sauce, molasses, ginger, coriander and white pepper. Simmer about 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Sauce may be stored tightly covered in refrigerator up to 2 months.

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Plum sauce #2

Ingredients

1 cup plums
1 cup apricots
1/2 cup pimiento
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup applesauce

How to prepare

Peel and pit fresh plums and apricots, chop pimiento; combine in saucepan with remaining ingredients. Bring slowly to boil, stirring; simmer covered 1 hour. Pour into jars while still warm and cap tightly. Store at least 1 month in a cool, dark place before using. If too thick, thin slightly with water before serving; sweeten if desired with additional sugar.

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Spicy cilantro butter

Ingredients

3-4 cloves garlic, minced
4 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 or 2 jalapenos seeded and finely chopped
1 tsp lime zest
2-3 tsp fresh lime juice
salt to taste crushed

Dried red chile to taste
1/4 lb unsalted butter softened

How to prepare

Wonderful with grilled or broiled fish, shrimp, or steak; pasta; rice (add curry powder, pecans, and green onions); and squash, corn, or eggplant. Roll corn on the cob in this butter, then sprinkle with fresh lime juice and freshly grated parmesan.

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English country house lemon curd

Ingredients

6 tbsp unsalted butter, cut up
6 tbsp sugar
3 lg egg yolks
3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

How to prepare

Combine ingredients in the top of a double boiler, or use an earthenware bowl placed Over (but not touching) simmering water cook, stirring, until mixture thickens and Coats the back of a spoon, 6 or 7 minutes pour through a fine mesh strainer into a Sterilized glass jar cover airtight and refrigerate when cold (mixture will thicken As it cools) use within 4 weeks makes approximately 1 cup.

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Roasted red pepper sauce

Ingredients

6-8 large red bell peppers
3 heads of garlic
8 oz canned crushed tomatoes or 2 roasted tomatoes
red wine or basalmic vinegar
salt, pepper and cayenne

How to prepare

Roast 6-8 large red bell peppers by placing them under your broiler until completely black and charred. Place them in a brown paper bag for a couple of minutes, then remove them one by one, rub off the black charred skin. Seed and tear into a few pieces. If possible, save the juices that come out of the peppers.
Bake 3 heads – around 30 cloves – of garlic at 350

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Chipotle barbecue sauce

Ingredients

5-8 canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
3 tbsp oil
1 lb onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic
28 oz ketchup
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup yellow prepared mustard

How to prepare

Finely chop chiles in sauce. Heat the oil and cook onion and garlic until soft and clearing. Add the remaining ingredients, bring to a gently boil, stirring constantly and then turn down and let simmer about 15 minutes. Transfer to a blender and thoroughly blend. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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