Sauces, Salsa, Relishes, and Chutneys
Sauces, when done properly, will always result in juicy, flavorful dishes. A fabulous sauce can elevate a dish from average to outstanding, but a poorly done sauce will do the opposite.
Raw Cranberry-Orange Relish
Surprise everyone at Thanksgiving with this awesome recipe that’s the perfect blend of sweet, tart, and spicy. Just don’t tell them it’s healthy until after they’ve licked their plates clean.
Check the ingredient panel of different brands of chipotle chiles, as some have less sodium than others.
For this recipe to work properly, the berries must be ripe and sweet.
This incredibly versatile recipe is reminiscent of creamy Alfredo sauce, so of course it’s fabulous on fettuccine.
Tomatillos can be found in Latin markets year-round. Choose plump tomatillos with no soft spots. Bright green tomatillos will be tangier than the more yellow ones.
Bravo Tomato Sauce
The combination of fresh and packaged tomatoes gives this sauce the right flavor and consistency. If only fresh tomatoes are used, the sauce does not become thick enough.
Roasted Garlic and Tamarind Glaze
Bell Pepper Coulis
This sauce is traditionally made with olive oil, but the flavor is superb even without it. Try serving Bell Pepper Coulis hot over steamed vegetables, as a hot or cold soup, or even as a cold dip for slices of baked potato.