I had a hamper given to me with some sauces to use. I don’t normally buy pre-bought sauce mixes so this was a treat. So here are some meals I have done with them.
This could also be used as a thai peanut dipping sauce. It is for wontons and spring rolls. This is NOT satay sauce.
Ingredients makes 2 small mason jam jars
1tb tamarind paste
2tb brown dugar
1tb Thai chili jam or use fresh red chilies if avail or sambal olek
300g pack crushed peanuts
1tb garlic paste
1/4cup warm water
Place in pot and stir until boils then simmer 5 minutes and put into jars with lid if not using straight away.
Here are some Vietnamese favourites I make
Pad kra paow Gai -(Gai = chicken)(pad=stirfry) – Holy basil seasoning paste, canola oil, chicken breast, serve with fried egg on top of steamed rice, w broccolini
Gai Ga Bap Gai – Chicken boiled in Salted water, Sauce: Ginger and fish sauce, sugar, lime juice and garlic on chicken the cook on grill. serve with carrot, wombok, kaffir lime leaf shredded, red onion, birdseye chili, fried shallot, Vietnamese mint and white pepper.
Bahn Mi Roll : Pickled carrot, daikon in white vinegar with salt and sugar, liver pate, pork marinated in hoisin, coriander, cucumber, Vietnamese bahn mi rolls
Lemongrass chicken, beef or pork: Oil, lemongrass, red onion, garlic, fish sauce, tamari, lime juice, brown sugar or palm sugar, curry powder, red Asian shallot, green shallot.
Vietnamese Dipping sauce #1: Water, sugar, fish sauce, apple cider vinegar, grated carrot, chili threads, garlic diced, tapioca, salt – cook in pot then cool down and put in jar with lid.
Vietnamese Dipping Sauce #2 : Water, palm sugar, birds eye chili, carrot, daikon, fish sauce, make a caramel add to it
Pork Salad (*Can sub pork for beef or chicken) with Carrot, Broccoli, celery, baby corn, mushrooms, bamboo shoot, choy sum, crispy egg noodles
Fish cakes – minced fish, rice flour or arrowroot, mint, garlic, basil, lemongrass, ginger make into patties and fry. serve with sweet chili sauce
Vermicelli rice paper rolls served with peanut sauce (Rice paper rolls, vermicelli, lemongrass beef, lettuce, carrot cucumber)
Chicken Salad with prawns, celery, carrot, wombok, dried onion, serve with peanuts and Vietnamese dressing #1 and kroop-ook
Satay sauce with chicken, pork, beef or king prawns, calamari, : for chicken, beef and pork or prawns add capsicum, celery, onion, carrot and peanuts or can be served for calamari with cauli, carrot, mushroom, baby corn, onion, wombok, capsicum and peanuts for seafood
Sweet n sour sauce with tomato, celery, cucumber, onion, carrot and pineapple
Cashew chicken with ginger, onion, broccoli, carrot, celery, mushroom, cabbage, baby corn, bamboo shoot with a white garlic sauce
Hot pot – choy sum, carrot, onion, wombok, mushrooms mixed, bamboo shoots and option of seafood or tofu with vegetable stock or chicken stock
Marinades or sauces for mexican
Guacamole – avocado, lemon juice, red capsicum, jalapeno
Taco Sauce- tomato base sauce with cumin, paprika, Mexican chili and coriander, garlic
Salsa – red onion, tomato, cucumber, coriander, jalapenos, can add corn
Fajita – beef strips with Mexican black beans drained, corn, onion, tomato, fajita seasoning, serve with sliced tomato, lettuce, salsa, tortillas (Seasoning I make my own recipe coming soon)
Burrito- chicken strips, capsicum, Mexican black beans drained, taco sauce, jalapeños, burrito seasoning I make, add cheese and bake in tortilla wraps with salsa and cheese on top of the rolled wraps. Serve with garden salad or Mexican rice with corn and cumin, paprika, basmati rice, capsicum.
here are sauces I make for Italian cuisine
Béchamel- Classic White Sauce flour, butter into a rue then add milk off heat, stir until thickens then add cheese and nutmeg
Alfredo- see my recent post
Tomato- I use a paleo sauce recipe for this now.
Bolognaise – see recent post
Marinara – Passata with oregano, parsley, garlic
Pesto- Olive Oil, Basil fresh from vegepod, Pinenuts, garlic, Lemon juice
My mum made a great honey sauce for chicken roast dinner so this is not just a family favourite but one I love to do when missing home.
Grandma’s Honey Sauce #2 : Honey, Kepjap Manis Soy, Tomato Sauce, Vinegar, Brown Sugar, tomato paste, bbq sauce, garlic, cornflour slurry. Mix together in saucepan until thickens and serve with roast chicken, roast potatoes and vegetables
Horseradish creamy mustard sauce
1tb horseradish cream
1tsp seeded wholemeal mustard
1tsp kewpie mayo
1tsp maple syrup
Mix together and serve with chicken