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Discussion in 'Food and Beverage Forum' started by ChristineM, Jan 24, 2021.

  1. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    I have recently been involved in a discussion with @Sunstone regarding the role Alexis de Tocqueville has played in directing American cuisine.

    It came to my notice that some chefs who ply their trade on the American side of the Atlantic, not least @Sunstone are not at all artistic when creating sauces.

    This is something i have actually suspected for some time following conversations with @Revoltingest who seems to be aghast, nay, horrified at the idea of a sauce with his haggis and bacon burgers

    So to help the cause of the American palete in my small way i will provide 3 very simple but oh so tasty sauce recipes for your enjoyment.

    First a couple of sauces to compliment meat.
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    Cut a couple of ripe tomatoes into smallish pieces. Do the same with an onion. Bung it in a skillet with a drop of cooking oil over a medium heat. Cook until the onions are soft.
    Coincidentally, cooking time is around the same for a rare steak so a double winner...
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    And now, for the benefit of those who like to wield a hammer and for the edification of @Revoltingest i present a heavy cream sauce.

    Take a handful of whole black pepper corns, fold them in a clean tea towl, take a hammer or wooden mallet and beat the **** out of those corns. (Don't do this on your kitchen worktop). When the corns are no longer corns but not as fine as ground pepper you can move to the next stage. Pour a cup of double cream into a pan, add the pepper, add a table spoon of mustard of your choice (i use whole grain mustard for choice but have used others). Warm gently while stirring the sauce. If it's too thick for your taste add a little milk, if it's not thick enough a teaspoon of corn flour will do the trick

    Again served with meat. If you want a really hot pepper zing cook it the previous day and warm up for the meal. The pepper infuses it's flavour big time

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    And now a French classic with a ChristineM twist

    Finely chop a couple of small mushrooms and part cook. Pour a cup of double cream into a pan over a low heat, add the mushrooms and a tablespoon of tarragon. Warm untill not quite boiling. Again if it's too thick for your taste add a little milk, if it's not thick enough a teaspoon of corn flour will do the trick.

    Serve with fish.

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  2. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    I did see you proselytizing about your
    heavy cream sauce in that other thread.

    Btw, rare steak is an abomination. But if
    you grind it up, form it into a patty, cook
    it thru & thru, put a slice'o raw tomato &
    raw onion on it, & stick'm between whole
    wheat buns, you got some goooooooood
    eat'n there.
    Warning: Do not put bacon on burgers.
    That's just over-doing it. But blue cheese
    is good.
     
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  3. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    No, simply providing historical information.
     
  4. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    And another point we disagree on. Give me a good rare stake and yours...;-)

    When i say good, i mean not quite blue (although blue is acceptable), porterhouse, sirloin, rump, t-bone or ribeye

    And when i say "I'm yours" i was being metaphorical
     
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    Curry sauce on chips is nice. :p
     
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  6. Father Heathen

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    You hold that blasphemous tongue.
     
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  7. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Chinese curry, not the english chip shop curry with raisins...
     
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  8. Revoltingest

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    I will admit that rare steak is good if it's boiled long enuf.
     
  9. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    'tiz no surprise you like haggis
     
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  10. Revoltingest

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    It is the smarter cousin to sausage.
     
  11. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    But cannot face up to a nice juicy rate steak and pepper sauce
     
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    When I have had steak, I did indeed embiggen it with pepper sauce.
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    Have you ever had a Black and Blue steak?
     
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    Melinda's is very good. I like it on my eggs and home made hash browns in the morning.
     
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    Is it a squimish thing with the pink?
     
  16. ChristineM

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    Every time my hubby barbecues...
     
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  17. ChristineM

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    Wrong type of pepper of course, and we don't have that brand here. we do get bottled chilli sauces, some are quite good on pizza,
     
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    I like mine seasoned with ground black and red pepper and drizzled with worcestershire sauce. Topped with mushrooms sautéed in butter and garlic.
     
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    Tried sriracha?
     
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    Oh oh! Now you did it.
     
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