Believe it or not, there are sauces other than barbecue sauce! When someone says “sauce” what comes to mind? If it’s not barbecue sauce then these recipes are for you. These sauces often don’t have anything to do with barbecue but they can take your beef, pork, chicken and fish to the next level. Try one of these sauce recipes and you may never go back.
A fresh and bright board sauce recipe is a great way to add an additional depth of flavor to grilled steak. A technique that was created by Chef Adam Perry Lang, board dressings feature fresh herbs and olive oil that are painted on the cutting board, allowing the flavors to meld with the meat's juices as it's sliced.
Say so long to the thick brown steak sauce found at your local grocer and hello to a more flavorful homemade version. Created by cookbook author Brigit Binns, this is the real deal, providing a far deeper, richer, more complex, and bright alternative to A-1 and others. Try it on burgers, meatloaf, and so much more.
Take your pasta dishes over the top with this incredibly rich and deeply smoky grilled marinara sauce recipe. Marinara is the classic Italian tomato sauce from Naples but you can amplify the flavors by grilling the tomatoes and other fresh ingredients. The end result is something that is truly special.
McDonald's is famous for it's Big Mac but now you can replicate it at home thanks to this recipe for the chain's signature "secret sauce". Created through much trial and error, this relatively simple seven ingredient sauce comes amazingly close to the original McDonald's secret Big Mac sauce.
Why rely on sub-par store bought bottled ketchup when you can impress your BBQ and grilling guests with your own homemade version (a.k.a. zombie blood). This ketchup recipe is made by reducing ripe tomatoes to a thick paste, and adding vinegar, sweetener, herbs, and spices until it is thick, rich, and oh so flavorful.
Commercial mustard is cheap and plentiful, but it can also lack flavor and depth. Here is the recipe for a winning basic Ballpark mustard that can be customized for your individual tastes by adding other spices, sweeteners, herbs, and flavorings. Serve it at your next cookout and you're sure to receive rave reviews.
There are a gazillion hot pepper sauces on the market but here's a recipe for a signature hot pepper sauce you can easily make at home. Focused on flavor first, our controlled burn hot sauce is infinitely more complex than most sauces and has just the right amount of heat to amp up foods without overpowering them.
If made properly, harissa is a very deep, rich, complex paste, much more interesting than any bottled hot sauce. You can buy it, but it is easy to make with this recipe. Use it on everything from fajitas to stews, soups, couscous, fish, and meats. It's great mixed in to mayonnaise, ketchup, and BBQ sauce.
Here's the classic Korean sauce for grilled meats rolled up in lettuce leaves. This savory, slightly sweet and spicy ssam jang recipe includes doenjang (Korean miso), gochujang (Korean chile paste), green onions, garlic, and sesame oil. It's perfect for any grilled meat. Roll up and enjoy!
Our mouthwatering chimichurri sauce recipe is the perfect way to liven up grilled beef, chicken, fish, and more. In addition to the traditional Argentinian combination of fresh parsley, olive oil, garlic, and salt, our recipe takes it over the top with the addition of bright and lively lemon juice.
Pesto is one of the world's great and most versatile sauces, and this tested recipe is sure to become your new favorite. Pesto is a classic on pasta, but it also makes a superb when tossed with potatoes, spread on crostini, tossed with grilled shrimp, blended with butter for steaks, and so much more.
Piccata is a classic Italian restaurant dish traditionally made with pricey veal. But many chefs have adapted it easily to chicken breasts or pork chops. This simple, yet full flavored, recipe for piccata sauce is perfect for taking virtually any grilled meat over the top at your next dinner party or backyard cookout.
Cumberland sauce is a sweet, spicy, and sharp combination of red currant jelly, port wine, citrus, mustard, and a bit of cayenne pepper for zip. This classic German sauce makes the ideal accompaniment to game meats and works equally well with lamb and beef. This easy recipe was inspired by one at chefdecuisine.com.
This sweet and savory cranberry sauce recipe will have you kicking the canned stuff to the curb. Port and balsamic vinegar add an unexpected depth of flavor to this traditional holiday side dish. And most of the alcohol evaporates in the cooking, so you can serve it to the kids.
Pork and apple go together like beef and potatoes. Here's a recipe for a great variation on applesauce that's perfect with all kinds of pork. It looks different from any other apple sauce you've ever tasted, and, my oh my, it tastes different, too. Rich, buttery and mellow, like apple pie without the crust.
Here's a great recipe for Charoses (Jewish applesauce). This is one of the world's great applesauces and is a perfect accompaniment to BBQ. Charoses tastes just fine as soon as you make it, but it improves with a day or two of age as the apples and raisins absorb the wine and spice flavors.
Theresa Varga wrote "The Italians may have their marinara and the French their bearnaise, but for many DC natives, the sauce that captures the flavor of home is called Mumbo. Mumbo Sauce is unique to Washington, DC, and is used on everything from fried chicken to Chinese food to barbecue. Here's the full story and recipe.
Packed full of rich flavors, this recipe for Mexican mole sauce can be spooned over foods or even used as a simmering sauce. While there are countless variations of mole sauce containing a variety of chiles, nuts, and other ingredients, this is a well rounded version that is sure to become one of your go-to sauces.
Grill roast some peppers, puree them with aromatics, and boom! You have salsa verde, a.k.a. green enchilada sauce. This staple of Mexican cuisine is simple to make and extremely versatile. Make this recipe, then use it on enchiladas, carne asada tacos, or with your morning eggs.
Here is a recipe for a flavorful Caribbean style mojo sauce. Mojo sauce is extremely popular in Cuba and Puerto Rico where every mother has her own recipe, usually relying heavily on garlic, olive oil, citrus. Here Fieri has paired his mojo with pork ribs, but it is also wonderful on chicken, fish, and beef.
Romesco sauce is a classic dipping and finishing sauce from Spain made with sweet red peppers, nuts, and olive oil. This flavorful romesco sauce recipe is so versatile that it can be used on countless dishes including grilled broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, chicken, beef, fish, and even snails.
Mayonnaise is a blank canvas and this recipe for homemade mayo with mojo is the perfect base for making your own signature masterpiece. Once created, you can use your mayo to coat grilled fish, chicken breasts, pork loins, lobster, shrimp, zucchini planks, potato slices, garlic bread, and so much more.
This Greek-style yogurt sauce adds a rich layer of flavor to countless dishes including lamb, grilled chicken, gyros, kebabs, and so much more. The best part is, however, that this recipe is super simple to make with only a handful of ingredients.
Ham and Redeye Gravy is a hearty Southern breakfast traditionally made in a cast iron pan designed to charge Mom and Dad for a hard day of work. Ham and coffee are the core ingredients, but there are variations on the theme.
Here's the recipe for creating perfect Southern style biscuits and gravy. Biscuits and gravy with crumbled sausage swimming in it are a breakfast staple all over the American Southeast. The gravy is a form of Bechamel Sauce. It is also called sawmill gravy, white gravy, cream gravy, or poor-do.
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