Roasted Lamb in Espagnole Sauce [Serves 4]


Espagnole is a classic rich brown sauce, ideal for serving with red meat and game. It also makes a delicious, full-flavored base for other sauces.

Ingredients – Roasted Lamb

4 Lamb Racks, with 4 chops each

Olive Oil

½ Tbsp Paprika

2 Tbsp Salt

2 Tbsp Garlic Powder

1 Tbsp Black Pepper

1 Tbsp Onion Powder

1 Tbsp Cayenne Pepper

1 Tbsp Oregano, dried

1 Tbsp Thyme, dried

Cooking Instructions – Roasted Lamb

1. Combine paprika, salt, garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, and thyme thoroughly.

2. Preheat the grill.

3. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

4. Drizzle olive oil over the lamb chops and season with the spice rub.

5. Grill the lamb chops 1-2min on each side.

6. Remove from grill and roast in the oven for 10-12min.

7. Remove from oven and rest for 5min before serving.

Ingredients – Espagnole Sauce

2 Tbsp Butter

50g Bacon, chopped

2 Shallots, unpeeled & chopped

1 Carrot, chopped

1 Celery, chopped

Mushroom Trimmings

¼ Cup Plain Flour

600ml Brown Stock

1 Bouquet Garni

2 Tbsp Tomato Purée (Paste)

1 Tbsp Sherry

Salt

Ground Black Pepper

Cooking Instructions – Espagnole Sauce

1. Melt butter and fry the bacon for 2-3min.

2. Add shallots, carrot, celery, mushroom trimmings; cook for 5-6min.

3. Gradually stir in the flour and cook for 5-10min over medium heat.

4. Remove from heat and gradually blend in the stock.

5. Bring to boil, stirring, until the sauce thickens.

6. Add bouquet garni, tomato purée, sherry, salt, and pper.

7. Simmer for 1hour.

8. Strain and serve.

Tip: This sauce can be covered and stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, or it can be frozen for up to 1 month.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Breasts & Lemon Sauce with Tarragon [Serves 4]


The smoky flavor of the bacon penetrates the chicken as it slowly roasts in the oven and the rich flavor of the cream cheese is balanced off with the sharpness of the tangy sauce.

Ingredients – Bacon Wrapped Chicken

4 Chicken Breasts, skinless & boneless

4 Bacon

Cream Cheese

Chives

Cooking Instructions – Bacon Wrapped Chicken

1. Pound chicken breasts to ½” thickness.

2. Spread with cream cheese.

3. Sprinkle with chives.

4. Fold over from both sides.

5. Wrap with bacon, seam side down.

6. Bake in 400°F for 40min.

7. Brown the bacon with the broiler for the last few minutes.

Ingredients – Lemon Sauce

1 Lemon, juice & rind

7 Tsp Dried Tarragon Leaves, chopped

1 Shallot, chopped

6 Tbsp White Wine

1 Quantity of Velouté Sauce (Recipe here)

2 Tbsp Double (Heavy) Cream

2 Tbsp Brandy

Salt

Ground Black Pepper

Cooking Instructions – Lemon Sauce

1.  Reserve 1 Tbsp of tarragon aside.

2. Simmer lemon juice, lemon rind, the remaining tarragon, shallots and white wine until reduced by half.

3. Strain the liquid and return to the stove.

4. Add the Velouté Sauce, cream, brandy, and reserved tarragon.

5. Heat through and season with salt & pepper.

Lobster Newburg [Serves 4]


This creamy Madeira-flavored sauce originated in America. Its rich flavor will not mask delicate foods.

Ingredients

1 Tbsp Butter

1 Shallot, chopped

Cayenne Pepper

300ml Double (Heavy) Cream, set aside 4 Tbsp

4 Tbsp Madeira Wine

3 Egg Yolks

Salt

Ground Black Pepper

¾ Lbs Cooked Lobster Meat, broken into chunks

Cooking Instructions

1. Melt butter and cook shallot until translucent.

2. Place cooked shallot into double boiler over simmering water.

3. Add cayenne pepper and cream (excluding 4 Tbsp set aside).

4. Leave inside the double boiler for 10min.

5. Stir in Madeira wine.

6. Beat egg yolks with the 4 Tbsp cream set aside in a separate bowl.

7. Stir yolk mixture into the hot sauce in the double boiler.

8. Continue stirring in double boiler until thickened.

9. Season.

10. Add cooked lobster and heat through before serving.

Spinach Fettuccine with Rich Vegetable Sauce [Serves 4]


For a full tomato flavor and rich red color, fresh Italian plum tomatoes are an excellent choice if they are available. This makes a delightful topping for plain-cooked fresh pasta.

Ingredients

Spinach Fettuccine, cooked and set aside.

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

1 Onion, chopped

2 Garlic Cloves, crushed

1 Carrot, chopped

1 Celery, chopped

6 Plum Tomatoes, peeled and chopped

⅔ Cup Red Wine

⅔ Cup Vegetable Stock

1 Bouquet Garni

1 Tsp Sugar

1 Tbsp Tomato Paste

Salt

Ground Black Pepper

Cooking Instructions

1. Heat oil in pan.

2. Sauté onion and garlic until soft and golden.

3. Add carrot and celery.

4. Saute until all vegetables are golden.

5. Stir in tomatoes, wine, vegetable stock, and bouquet garni.

6. Season with salt and pepper.

7. Bring to a boil.

8. Cover and simmer 45min.

9. Remove bouquet garni and add sugar and tomato paste.

10. Stir with cooked pasta.

Salmon complemented by Watercress Cream [Serves 2]


The delicate green color of this cream sauce looks wonderful against pink-fleshed fish, such as salmon or sea trout. The flavor is complementary, too.

Ingredients – Salmon

Butter

2 Salmon Fillets

Salt

Ground Black Pepper

Cooking Instructions – Salmon

1. Butter steamer racks and place in simmering water.

2. Season salmon with salt and pepper.

3. Steam for 10min.

Ingredients – Watercress Cream

1 Bunch of Watercress

1 Tbsp Butter

1 Shallot, chopped

⅛ Cup Plain Flour

75ml Fish Stock, heated

75ml White Wine

½ Tsp Fish Sauce

75ml Single (Light) Cream

Lemon Juice

Salt

Cayenne Pepper

Cooking Instructions – Watercress Cream

1. Blanch watercress in boiling water for5min.

2. Drain and soak in cold water.

3. Drain and remove excess moisture.

4. Chop watercress finely.

5. Melt butter over medium heat.

6. Fry shallots for 3 – 4min.

7. Stir in flour.

8. Cook for 1 – 2min.

9. Remove pan from heat.

10. Stir in fish stock and white wine.

11. Bring to boil, stirring constantly.

12. Simmer for 2 – 3min, stirring occasionally.

13. Stir in watercress, fish sauce, and cream.

14. Season with salt, cayenne pepper, and lemon juice.

Poached Atlantic Salmon with Hollandaise Sauce [Serves 2]


This rich, warm sauce goes particularly well with a light supper of poached fish. The barely-cooked egg yolks used in this recipe mean that it is not suitable for young children, pregnant women, the elderly or anyone with a weakened immune system.

Ingredients – Poached Salmon

1 Cup White Wine

2 Cup Fish Stock

1 Tbsp Lemon Juice

1 Large Slice of Onion

2 Atlantic Salmon Fillets, 2.5cm thick

Cooking Instructions – Poached Salmon

1. Boil white wine, fish stock, lemon juice, and onion slice together.

2. Reduce heat to simmer.

3. Place salmon fillets in single layer in the poaching liquid.

4. Poach for 7min.

5. Drain on paper towels.

Ingredients – Hollandaise Sauce

½ Stick Butter, melted

1 Egg Yolk

1 Tbsp Lemon Juice

Salt

Ground White Pepper

Cooking Instructions – Hollandaise Sauce

1. Whisk egg yolk, lemon juice, salt, and white pepper until smooth.

2. Pour melted butter in steady stream into egg mixture, beating vigorously.

3. Add more lemon juice if necessary.

Morton’s Salmon with Beurre Blanc Sauce [Serves 2]


This light sauce goes perfectly with poached or grilled salmon or trout. Do use shallots rather than onions if possible. Shallots are sweeter in flavor, particularly when they have began to caramelize over the heat, and work wonderfully well in this simple sauce.

Ingredients – Morton’s Salmon

2 Salmon Fillets, 8-10oz. each

Vegetable Oil

1 Tsp Seasoned Salt

Cooking Instructions – Morton’s Salmon

1. Preheat the broiler.

2. Brush both sides of the salmon with oil.

3. Season both sides of the salmon with seasoned salt.

4. Broil the salmon, 3 inches from the heat source, for 5min.

5. Turn the salmon over.

6. Broil for 3min.

Ingredients – Beurre Blanc Sauce

3 Shallots, chopped

3 Tbsp White Wine

3 Tbsp White Wine Vinegar

1 Stick of Butter, diced

Lemon Juice

Salt

Ground White Pepper

Cooking Instructions – Beurre Blanc Sauce

1. Boil shallots, white wine, white wine vinegar in a small pan.

2. Reduce over high heat until 2Tbsp liquid remains.

3. Remove pan from heat.

4. Whisk in butter, piece by piece.

5. Season with salt and pepper.

6. Add lemon juice to taste.