The Made-Ahead Sauce Solution Cookbook Review
|Title:||The Make-Ahead Sauce Solution: Elevate Your Everyday Meals with 61 Freezer-Friendly Sauces|
|Published:||October 30, 2018, Storey Publishing|
|No. of Pages:||200|
|Cover Price:||$16.95 Paperback, $15.95 Kindle|
What a great idea! Make dozens of sauces, freeze them in meal-size packages, and use them on plain meats, poultry, tofu, vegetables, rice, etc. The Make-Ahead Sauce Solution: Elevate Your Everyday Meals with 61 Freezer-Friendly Sauces by Elizabeth Bailey includes sauces for quick everyday meals as well as fancier meals for special occasions or company. This cookbook is a perfect solution to save time in a busy world. The recipes are easy to follow, and the book includes photographs of some of the recipes, which is helpful.
The book is well-organized. It includes a chapter on freezing, with hints for not only the sauces, but lots of other things you may want to freeze. There are also methods for making sauces with different textures. The chapter on bases for your sauces is excellent. It includes pasta, baked potatoes, rice, tofu, chicken, seafood, pork, and beef with ways to prepare them to accept the luscious sauces. The sauces can also be used on sandwiches, in soups, and on vegetables which adds to the versatility of these sauces. After the basic recipes for sauces, the book has suggestions and instruction for using the sauce on several of the basic bases outlined in the earlier chapter.
Most of the sauces are quite easy to make, which is very appealing to anyone who is busy (and who isn’t!). Favorites that have been tested in my kitchen are: Chipotle Sauce (creamy and good), an excellent Creole Sauce (pictured with Shrimp and Grits – Yum!), a simple Mole, Buffalo Sauce (great on grilled Brussels sprouts with blue cheese dipping sauce), a good Thai Peanut Sauce, and a spicy Arrabiata Sauce. There are about a dozen more in my queue, and I’m constantly grilling extra meats, chicken, and fish to have ready to use these wonderful sauces on.
The Make-Ahead Sauce Solution: Elevate Your Everyday Meals with 61 Freezer-Friendly Sauces is highly recommended for anyone who likes good sauces and likes to save time but still turn out gourmet-level dishes in a hurry.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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