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Sauce is King, what's your favorite/how to make it? [moved from General Topics board]

Sauce can overcome and bring back to life a dried, hard and dead piece of meat. It can save your poor cooking. It is King. Please tell us your FAVORITE sauce and HOW to make it.

My favorite is Thousand Island mix with onion bits.
Slap it on a burger!

Another is Olive Oil and Parmesan Grated Cheese!
Soak it in Toasted Italian bread!

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  1. Olive Oil, vinegar, sugar, lemon juice, chopped onions, chopped celery, pepper. Good over chicken.

    1. Gravy. Brown gravy, sausage gravy, chicken gravy, I don't care. Just give me gravy.

      My mom said she saw an interview with a star high school athlete down in Oklahoma, right after he had signed a letter of intent to play football at OU or someplace. It was a puff piece, I think, because one of the questions asked was the kid's favorite food. He said, "Gravy. I put it on everything. I'd put it on salad, but my mom won't let me."

      1. Allemande: builds on a veloute sauce along with egg yolks, butter, pepper, nutmeg, mushroom cooking juice, and lemon juice.

        Genevoise: builds on bordelaise sauce along with a salmon head, red wine, vegetables, butter, mushroom, and anchovy.

        Red wine: builds on espagnole sauce along with red wine, butter, onion, carrot, garlic, salt, sugar.

        1. Gochujang: A paste made with red chile powder, soy bean paste, garlic, onion, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, and rice vinegar.

          1. My stand-by mustard sauce:
            Saute chopped garlic + shallot in OO, add about 1/4 cup chicken broth + white wine (dry vermouth in a pinch), simmer, add 1-2T brown mustard (usually use Guldens) & a little chopped fresh sage or rosemary. Great over pork chops!