May 252012
 

Making home made aioli is wonderful, but it is time consuming. Here’s a simple recipe for a quick aioli that is a delicious accompaniment for grilled fish and appetizers.

Quick Aioli

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 1 Tbsp.

50

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Smart Balance Omega Plus Light Mayonnaise.
  • 3 large cloves of garlic
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • Black pepper

Instructions

  1. Put the mayonnaise in a small bowl.
  2. Use a garlic press to add the garlic to the mayonnaise.
  3. Add the Dijon mustard and fresh ground black pepper to taste and mix well.
  4. Refrigerate for at least an hour to let the flavors blend.

Notes

Smart Balance mayonnaise has good fats and is not horrible on calories.

http://karneyfamilyrecipes.com/2012/05/25/quick-aioli/

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Feb 292012
 

I put this recipe together to put over meatloaf, but it would be excellent on any type of steak. It doesn’t take long to make and is lower in fat than regular gravy.

Beef-Mushroom Wine Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 large shallot
  • 6 oz. Cremini or Baby Bella mushrooms
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 can (10 ½ oz.) Campbell’s Beef Consomme
  • ½ cup dry red wine
  • 1 ½ tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Slice shallot thinly, slice and chop mushrooms to desired size.
  2. Saute shallot and mushrooms in the olive oil over high heat until shallot is translucent the mushrooms begin to shrink.
  3. Remove from heat and sprinkle the flour on the mixture and stir in until the flour absorbs the fat and juices and no white flour is visible.
  4. Return the pan to medium heat and stir in the Beef Consomme, wine and Worcestershire Sauce and stir continuously until the sauce begins to thicken. Season with black pepper and reduce to desired consistency.
  5. Serve over beef and meatloaf.

Notes

This sauce is rather thin. If you would like it to be more like gravy, add more olive oil and flour.

http://karneyfamilyrecipes.com/2012/02/29/beef-mushroom-wine-sauce/

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Dec 102011
 

This is a spicy Vietnamese sauce that we use on our Vietnamese barbecued pork patties. It would probably be good with grilled meats, vegetables and seafood.

Spicy Nuoc Mam Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 c Fish sauce or light soy
  • 2 in Piece of fresh ginger, grated
  • 4 Cloves of garlic, mashed
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 3 tsp Lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • ¼ c. Water

Instructions

  1. Mix all items together well.
  2. This sauce can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week.
http://karneyfamilyrecipes.com/2011/12/10/spicy-nuoc-mam-sauce/

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Dec 102011
 

This is great to dip chicken fingers or grilled chicken strips in. It’s great for with cold chicken strips for a picnic at Ravinia.

Thai Peanut Dipping Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ c Creamy peanut butter.
  • ½ c Hot water
  • 2 Tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • ¼ tsp Ginger
  • ½ tsp Tabasco or hot sauce (More if you like it spicier.)

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients well in the food processor.
  2. Keep in the refrigerator.

Notes

You can pretty much adjust the spices to your own taste. An alternate recipe might have brown sugar, fresh garlic and more turmeric.

http://karneyfamilyrecipes.com/2011/12/10/thai-peanut-dipping-sauce/

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