Thursday, February 16, 2017

The French Know that a Great Sauce Makes Incrediblly Delicious Food!

Simply put, its a no brainer to get good taste whenever you sear, saute, grill and even broil meat or veggies. But for a really incredible taste that will wow'em... you need a good sauce that will knock their socks off.  And, best of all, it is not difficult to do. The best basic sauce is always a combination of rich meat juices, butter and heavy cream.

For this dish, you begin by searing on high heat your choice of meat or veggie in hot oil (olive or peanut); then, turn down the heat add 2-3 pats of butter and continue cooking slowly sauteing the meat or veggie of choice.

Today's brainy choice was pork loin cut into medallions. To that meat/veggie now slowly sauteing in butter add chopped onion, mushrooms, and dried herbs; you can even include dried fruits such as dried plums, apricots and or including sun dried tomatoes.

Stir and reduce heat to low and simmer for 20-25 min. Near the end, add 1 heaping tbs of French Dijon mustard and 1/2 cup of heavy cream, stirring on low heat for another 4 min. Just prior to that, prepare a side of boiled potatoes or barley groats.

*an interesting spin on this cream sauce is to substitute the mustard using organic (you stir) peanut butter.

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