March is National Sauce Month. How saucy!
If you aren’t that excited to hear such a creamy celebration exists, try to get with the program. Because let’s face it, Americans get pretty sauced. From condiments and dressings to rouxs and reductions, it’s pretty hard to go a day without using some kind of sauce. Whether store bought or homemade, the perfect sauce can elevate a dish to the next level. I mean, without hot fudge, a sundae is just a scoop of ice cream.
In Celebration of Sauce, here are five sauce recipes that I am most proud. These are my go-tos. The most requested with family and friends in my real life. The sauce at the top of the page is my Artichoke Dipping Sauce Recipe, which frequently tops the charts here at Average Betty. I hope you’ll give a few of these a try and above all… get SAUCED this month!
#1. Hollandaise Sauce. Eggs Benedict is the ultimate weekend or special occasion brunch. Served with champagne or a bloody mary, I can’t think of many meals more decadent.
#2. Spicy Asian Dipping Sauce. My friend Christine, introduced me to her Sichuan Dipping Sauce with Hot Pot and I use it for everything from dumplings to shrimp. Watch the How to Make Spicy Asian Dipping Sauce video.
#3. Peanut Sauce. Spicy, savory Peanut Sauce instantly adds Thai flair to grilled chicken skewers, noodles, salads, or pizza. Watch the How to Make Peanut Sauce video.
#4. Alfredo Sauce. Classic Fettuccine Alfredo is easy, creamy, delicious comfort food. Rich Parmesan and silky ricotta combine to thicken this garlicky sauce that is simple enough for a weeknight and fancy enough for a romantic dinner at home.
#5. Teriyaki Sauce. Far from authentic, but way better than the junk in a bottle. Spooned over grilled chicken and rice; don’t forget the Macaroni Salad. Watch the Pyrotechnic Plate Lunch video and learn how to make Teriyaki Sauce.
Nancie McDermott says
Wow! Your work is like the gorgeous blue bowl of sunny yellow sauce at the top of this post; complete with zest. Love this sauce post; love the LA Weekly story; and I am so happy I will see you and learn from you at Camp Blogaway. SOON!