Sauce Recipes

Plum Salsa

Let this rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes to get all the flavors to combine. Perfect as a side or snack on a hot summer day – or a great accompaniment to fish or upland game. When you start creating your own fruit salsas, you can make flavors you wrote find in stores.  

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Grilled Fish with Plum Salsa

Plums make this fish dish sweeter – so try pairing a sweeter wine – like Michael David Winery’s Symphony  A blend with Muscat grapes, among others, make the perfect summer grilling wine. Add a fresh garden salad and grill some bread and you are in business for a patio party. Be sure to invite me…

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Hollandaise Sauce

Hollandaise sauce is a natural accompaniment for fish, shellfish and vegetables. The problem is, many folks have tried to make it the traditional way – with a double-boiler and a lot of whisking. Even then, the sauce can separate. The other option is to use the dry hollandaise mix in the packet. Works great, but…

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Artichoke and Basil Sauce

This is a simple sauce for fish that can be prepared in the blender in just a few minutes. You can heat it slowly in a saucepan, but, if you do, don’t bring it to a boil. I just spoon it over just-cooked fish. Don’t buy your basil in the small packages normally found in…

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Trout with Herb Vinaigrette

You can bake it, broil it, sauté it, pan-sear it, blacken it or throw it on the grill. Personally, I prefer to cook it on the grill to smoky fruit wood coals along with some sweet bell peppers and red onions, but you do what you want. If your trout is dry, don’t blame it…

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Coca-Cola Barbecue Sauce

Dedicated to Ron Sellers, co-owner of Sacramento Coca-Cola.  Ron recently passed away, leaving behind a long history of dedication to supporting outdoor organizations like Safari Club International, Ducks Unlimited and the California Waterfowl Association, to name only a few.  Thanks Ronny, for all you’ve done for everyone.  We’ll miss you.

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Alabama White Barbecue Sauce

If you grew up in Alabama, this version of barbecue sauce probably seems perfectly normal. To the rest of the country, it might look more like a recipe for salad dressing. At a recent barbecue I attended outside of Huntsville, Alabama it appeared that the guests preferred the white stuff over the traditional barbecue sauce…

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Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

For best results, let this mix sit in the fridge to let the flavors marry for a few days. Try sub’ing whiskey in here if you don’t have bourbon available. This sauce will work on pretty much any game and fish – and is especially good on the grill.  

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South Carolina Barbecue Sauce

In parts of the Carolinas, barbecue sauce is yellow, not red, a byproduct of the region’s German heritage. You might think it is odd to serve a yellow sauce with your pulled pork. Until you bite down. The flavor profile is similar to conventional red barbecue sauce, sweet tart, but the base flavor is mustard, not ketchup,…

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