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Sauces and Vinaigrettes

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    Ssamjang

    This deeply flavored, spicy Korean sauce gets its name from ssam, meaning “wrapped,” and jang, meaning “sauce.” It’s often served with grilled dishes, including kalbi (barbecued short ribs) and dak…

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    Strawberry Vinaigrette

    Try this tangy dressing over greens, as a marinade for chicken or pork, or drizzled over beef carpaccio or roasted fish or vegetables.

  • How-To

    How to Make Hollandaise Sauce

    A step-by-step guide to getting this rich, buttery, ethereally light French sauce just right

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    Orange-Maple Cranberry Sauce

    Pure maple syrup makes all the difference here, so avoid artificially flavored syrup. Cooking the cranberries just until they burst prevents the sauce from becoming too thick.

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    Raw Fresh Tomato Sauce

    In this quick sauce, hot olive oil and salt are added to diced fresh tomatoes and herbs. Be sure to do this just before tossing with cooked pasta, since the…

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    Cooked Fresh Tomato Sauce

    This sauce goes well with the smooth texture of spaghetti and penne. When I add something chunky to it, I pair it with fusilli or another shape with nooks and…

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    Easy Pizza Sauce

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    Tomato-Ginger Dressing

    This refreshing salad dressing comes together in the blender in no time. Ginger and rice vinegar add an unexpectedly spicy note to sweet tomatoes. It's good on a simple green salad.  

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    No-Cook Tomato Sauce

    Ripe tomatoes don’t need to be cooked to turn into a delicious pasta sauce. Just chop and mix with garlic, fresh herbs, chile (for a bit of heat), and olive…

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    Louisiana-Style Hot Sauce

    Although tabasco chiles are traditional in this style of hot sauce, they can be hard to find. Cayennes are just as classic and flavorful. Other small, hot, red chiles (like…