"A vegetarian does not eat any meat, poultry, game, fish, shellfish or crustacea, or the by-products of slaughter"
Vegetarian Society

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

6 Simple Sauce Recipes

Some vegetarian dishes can be a little dry, here are 6 simple sauces to try:-

1 1/2 Red Peppers
1/2 Onion
1 Clove Garlic
1 Tablespoon Cream
1/2 Teaspoon Sugar
Salt and Pepper

Fry the chopped peppers, onions and garlic in a saucepan over a medium heat for 5-8 minutes until they are really soft.  Add the sugar.  Use a blender to liquidise then add the cream and season well with salt and pepper.

Quick Cheese Sauce

1 Mug Grated Veggie Cheese
1 Tablespoon Flour
1 Teaspoon Butter
1 Mug Milk
Pinch of Paprika
Salt and Pepper

Mix the cheese, paprika and flour in a saucepan, make sure the flour is evenly distributed.  Add the milk and stir well.  Add the butter.  Bring to the boil and stir frequently - especially as the sauce starts to boil.  It should thicken.  Season well with salt and pepper.

Tomato Sauce

1 Onion, chopped
1 Clove Garlic
2 Teaspoons Tomato Puree
1 Teaspoon Sugar
Salt and Pepper
1 Teaspoon Herbs
1 Vegetable Stock Cube
1/4 Mug Water
A little oil for frying

Fry the onions and garlic in the oil in a saucepan for 4-5 mins.  Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to the boil, crumble in the stock cube.  Turn down the heat and simmer for 10 mins.  Whizz with a blender.  You can add hp or chilli sauce if you wish.

Peanut Sauce

2 Tablespoons Crunchy Peanut Butter
1 Dessertspoon Soy Sauce
2 Tablespoons Coconut Milk
1 Teaspoon Tomato Puree
1 Teaspoon Sugar

Mix everything together and its ready!

Pouring Tomato Sauce

1 Small Onion, chopped finely
1 Clove Garlic, chopped
Oil to fry
1 x 400g Tin Chopped Tomatoes
1 Teaspoon Sugar
1 Vegetable Stock Cube
1 Teaspoon Mixed Herbs
Salt and Pepper

Fly the onion and the garlic in a saucepan for 3-4 mins allowing them to brown a little.  Add rest of the ingredients, bring to the boil and allow to simmer for 5 mins.  Add a little HP Sauce to make BBQ sauce.

Sweet and Sour Sauce

2 Tablespoons Tomato Puree
3 Tablespoons Sugar
2 Tablespoons White Wine Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
2 Teaspoons Cornflour
1 Mug Water

Mix the cornflour and the water in a saucepan until smooth,  add the rest of the ingredients and bring to the boil.


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