Sauces and herbed butters

Because fat is such an important component of my diet, here are some sauces.  This is why the ketogenic diet is not hard for my husband and me – I make some great sauces and do not thicken with flour, cornstarch etc.

HOT – make varied combinations of the following:

CREAM SAUCES

  • if pan fry meat, take meat out when cooked and add
  • cream cheese &
  • some broth (I have little cupcake size pieces of frozen broth in freezer)
  • and or wine and cook it down to a thicker consistency, then add:
  • crème fraiche
  • cream
  • sour cream
  • crumbled feta cheese or crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • anchovy paste
  • capers
  • lemon
  • little sugar free spaghetti sauce

2.  A simple hot sauce when in a hurry is just to add melted butter to meat.

3. hollandaise sauce- heat over very low heat or double boiler and stir constantly

  • 4 oz butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • dash thyme.
  • optional is to cook 1 T minced onions + 2 T wine first, then cok and hip in a few egg yolks and melted butter

4. Alfredo sauce – cook all together until it thickens and add cream to thin if needed

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 c broth
  • 1/2 c parmesan or gorgonzola

4b Alfredo Sauce #2

  • 2T melted butter
  • 1 1/2 c heavy cream
  • 1/2 c paremesan
  • 4 oz Romano – grated
  • 1/8 tsp pepper & nutmeg

5. BBQ sauce – simmer, then cool and refrigerate

  • 3/8 c cider vinegar
  • 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 3 T Worcestershire
  • 1 1/2 T yellow mustard
  • 3/4 tsp Franks hot sauce
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • 3 T lemon juice
  • few drops liquid smoke
  • 1/2 dropper of liquid stevia

6. Hot wings (fry, bake or convection oven cook wings)

  • melted butter
  • franks hot sauce.

 

COLD SAUCES

  1. Fish sauce:
  • 4 oz crème fraiche
  • 1 T mayo
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • lemon juice
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • optional – 1 T spaghetti sauce

2. Fish sauce #2

  • 2 parts mayo
  • 1 part sour cream
  • lemon juice
  • Dijon
  • dill

Caesar Salad dressing

  • 1 c olive oil
  • 1/4 c water
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 1 T vinegar (any type)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp worchestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • garlic
  • 1/4 c parmesan

“Ranch Dressing:

  • 1/2 c sour cream
  • 1 c mayo
  • 1/2 c cream
  • 1/4 c red wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp fresh chives
  • 1 1/2 tsp fresh shallots
  • 3 tsp Dijon
  • 1/2 tsp salt & pepper
  • pinch cayenne

blend in blender then refrigerate covered.