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Secret Sauces

January 25, 2010

Want to make your french fries sing or your meatloaf melt in your mouth.  Try these delicious toppings:

Mint Ketchup

1/4 cup ketchup

1 tsp minced fresh mint leaves

salt and pepper

Mix together and start dipping!  I know…it’s rocket science

David’s Spicy BBQ Sauce (Great on Meatloaf)

1 1/2 tbsp cumin

1 1/4 cup ketchup

1/4 cup soy sauce (or Ketjap Manis)

1 tbsp garlic, minced

1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced

2 tbsp brown sugar

1 tbsp olive oil

salt and pepper

1.  Toast cumin in a saucepan over medium heat until your kitchen smells like sawdust (Hey David’s words)  or 2 minutes.

2.  In the same saucepan, heat oil and saute ginger and garlic until tender and fragrant.

3.  Add remaining ingredients.

4.  Whisk until blended and bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes.

Other secrets:

To bake brussel sprouts or potato wedges, peal outer layer away and cut brussel sprouts in half; cut potatoes in half lengthwise and then in three or 4 wedges per half, drizzle them with olive oil, salt and pepper, and thyme  and roast in a pre-heated oven at 425 degrees for 30-45 minutes.  This  is a family staple…sometimes I do them separately or together.  They are so easy!  Dave cooks them all the time too.

What’s the secret to getting your husband to cook?!

I’ll never tell!

One Comment leave one →
  1. Rebecca F. (from Saba) permalink
    January 29, 2010 3:50 pm

    Yay! Thank you so much for sharing. I know you must be crazy busy but I appreciate them!

    Keep writing.


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