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Nuoc Cham (Vietnamese Dipping Sauce)

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My personal take on a traditional dipping sauce. A little bit sweet, but mostly savory with a nice bit of heat. I make this a minimum of 24 hours before I use it to let the flavors mingle. Leftover sauce can be kept for three to four weeks in a sealed container in the refrigerator. If this isn't to your taste as written, experiment! Everyone's tastes are different! Some like their nuoc cham really sweet and mild, some like it tangy with heat. Mine tends to be more towards the tangy heat side. So, before you add the garlic, onion, and vinegar, sample it and adjust the ingredient amounts to suit your liking. Keep in mind that this recipe is LOUD when you first make it. The flavors mingle and mature a bit after the first 24 hours. I hope you enjoy!

Blender Sauce Noisette (Hollandaise with Hazelnut Butter)

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My mother makes this sauce, and the recipe has never failed! This is a hazelnut variation of authentic Hollandaise sauce that is virtually foolproof! Serve with trout or salmon.

Basic Beurre Blanc

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This wine and shallot reduction sauce mixed with butter is usually served with fish.

Easy Asian Dipping Sauce

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This easy dipping sauce tastes great with chicken balls, spring rolls, or dumplings.

Bearnaise Sauce

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This elegant Bearnaise sauce is a little tricky to make; cook it in a double boiler, and stir continuously.

Sambal Sauce

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This is a Malaysian recipe from our Singaporean cook for a rather hot sauce to be used with shrimp or chicken.

Chef John's Tzatziki Sauce

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I'm going to show you what I think is the best method for making this incredibly delicious Greek yogurt and garlic sauce. One of the world's great snacks, an all-purpose condiment, this is just good on so many things. I serve mine with some homemade pita bread. As always, enjoy!

Alfredo Sauce

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Rich and creamy! I have found that Parmesan cheese doesn't melt well, and often substitute Gruyere cheese.

Beef Au Jus

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This is the most minimalist method for doing a quick au jus for your prime rib of beef.

Whipped Cream

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How to make basic whipped cream. For best results make sure whisk and bowl are ice cold.

Buffalo Chicken Wing Sauce

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If you know someone from Buffalo, they know someone who told them the secret ingredients to the Anchor Bar's famous Buffalo chicken wings. I know people from Buffalo. This is my version, as described to me many years ago, over almost as many beers.

Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce

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I experimented with this until I found a quick, cheap, and easy Alfredo sauce combination -- the secret is cream cheese!

Inspiration and Ideas

Best Hot Sauce

"If hot sauce is your thing, you will love, love, love this fresh tasty recipe. I first tried a version of this hot sauce in Cameroon, West Africa." – Shilo

Easy Pizza Sauce III

See how to whip up a flavorful no-cook pizza sauce with just five ingredients.

Tomato-Cream Sauce for Pasta

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Serve over your favorite pasta. Absolutely delicious and so easy to make!