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Aug 13, 2009 06:21 AM

Worcestershire sauce...

I had always only used Worcestershire sauce in micheladas, bloody marys, and welsh rarebit. (and one day, if my husband eats meat, and I cook hamburgers, there too.) Last night, I blanched and shocked some broccoli, and then saute it in olive oil with chili peppers, minced garlic, and lemon zest. I had hoped to add anchovies, but our guests aren't fond of them. It really needed something, so, on a whim, I added a few heavy handed dashes of worcestershire sauce and it was magical. I served it with a fried egg, and some toasted thick turkish bread that was toasted and rubbed with garlic as a starter. Where else have you found it to create a vast improvement?

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  1. I secretly add it to my salad dressing for spinach salad to add a little salty-meaty kicky.

    1. I use it in tomato-based pasta sauces as it adds a rich flavour to them and as an ingredient for various marinades (both for meat and fish). I find that it does help bring out other flavours.

      1. relizabeth, great idea. i have to ask, though, since you said that "I had hoped to add anchovies, but our guests aren't fond of them" : did you guests love the broccoli dish with the worcestershire?

        i think it's funny how people just KNOW they don't like something! LOL!

        1. Hopefully your guests don't know that worcestershire is made of anchovies!

          I use it all over the place, especially with red meat. Couldn't make meatballs/loaf, pot roast or burgers without. But also fish sauces like scampi or fra diavolo. All marinades. Tomato based grain dishes like Spanish rice. Good with green beans, greens, spinach salads, mushrooms. Anything that calls for fish sauce, even though I have that too. Just watch out if you're feeding vegans!

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          1. re: coll

            Everyone happily ate up the broccoli. I'm not entirely sure, but I think one of our guests would have been fine with anchovies. But his 11 year old son seemed a bit picky - didn't eat the risotto, much of his full english breakfast or sweet and sour chicken- but eagerly lapped up the broccoli.

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