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Cold Sauces for Grilled Meats, Chicken and Fish

Updated on August 29, 2009

Too much Sauce is not a good thing!

This is a real hoot. I was looking for a funny image of a man sitting in a dentist chair being examined and saw this image of funny cat smiling. It doesn't have anything to do with a man who had too much Hollandaise Sauce, but it's funny just the same!

Man Does to a Dentist

A man went to his dentist because he feels something wrong in his mouth. The dentist examines him and says, "that new upper plate I put in for you six months ago is eroding. What have you been eating?"

The man replies, "all I can think of is that about four months ago my wife made some asparagus and put some stuff on it that was delicious...Hollandaise sauce. I loved it so much I now put it on everything --- meat, toast, fish, vegtables, everything."

"Well," says the dentist, "that's probably the problem. Hollandaise sauce is made with lots of lemon juice, which is highly corrosive. It's eaten away your upper plate. I'll make you a new plate, and this time use chrome." "Why chrome?" asks the patient.

To which the dentist replies, "It's simple. Everyone knows that there's no plate like chrome for the Hollandaise!"

Cold Sauces for the Hot Summer!

Side Condiments for anything Grilled.

Spending your Summertime outside is great. Especially if you are grilling meat, chicken or fish. The following recipes are just super and can change any party or family gathering into an experience. Keep this link for Summer Cold Sauces close. Surely you will enjoy one or all of them. But before we get into the recipes for Summer Sauces, here's one called...

Top 11 Steps of the REAL Summer BBQ

1. The woman buys the food.

2.The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makes dessert.

3.The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the grill - beer in hand.

4.THE MAN PLACES THE MEAT ON THE GRILL.

5.The woman goes inside to organize the plates and cutlery.

6.The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is burning. He thanks her and asks if she will bring another beer while he deals with the situation.

7.THE MAN TAKES THE MEAT OFF THE GRILL AND HANDS IT TO THE WOMAN.

8.The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauces, and brings them to the table.

9.After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.

10.Everyone PRAISES and THANKS HIM for his cooking efforts.

11.The man asks the woman how she enjoyed 'her night off.' And, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there's just no pleasing some women....

Tarragon Mustard Aioli

Sauces for Vegetables and Meats

You can use this amazing Tarragon Mustard Sauce on everything from steamed vegetables to grilled steak. Don't be afraid to add a little of your spices to create your own signature cold sauce.

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 small garlic clove, crushed and minced fine

1 tbsp finely chopped fresh tarragon

2 tbsp Dijon mustard

salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour to blend the flavors. Serve chilled. May be made up to two days in advance.

Buon appetito!

Classic Cocktail Sauce

Sauce for Shrimp and Calamari

Who needs to buy cocktail sauce when you can easily make your own. Although many just use this recipe on cold shrimp, try this on calamari and crab cakes. To die for!

1 cup ketchup

1/3 cup prepared horseradish, or to taste

1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1/4 tsp Louisiana hot sauce

2 tbsp lemon juice

Stir together all the ingredients thoroughly, and chill for at least an hour to develop the flavors. Serve cold.

Buon appetito!

Great Stuff on Amazon - Cookbooks for Sauces!

There's all kinds of cookbooks at Amazon.com. Check these out

Horseradish Sauce

Sauce for Prime Rib and Steaks

Listen. On prime rib, this is the best. Or at least it's my favorite. Try this on steak, beef loin, pork loin and don't forget to use a fresh jar of horseradish. This cold sauce will light up any party.

2/3 cup sour cream

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 tsp Dijon mustard

2 tbsp prepared hot horseradish, or to taste

1 tbsp chopped chives

salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour to blend the flavors. Serve chilled.

Buon appetito!

Creamy Horseradish Sauce - Great Sauce for Meats

You may like this recipe I found on YouTube.com.

Steakhouse Garlic Butter

My Favorite Steak Sauce

This is it! I love steak! After grilling and removing a perfectly seasoned steak from the grill, drop a dallop of this on your steak and watch it melt before your eyes and then in your mouth. WOW! Call me anything but late for dinner.

1 stick unsalted butter

3 garlic cloves, crushed and minced fine

1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1/4 tsp white pepper (may substitute black)

1/4 tsp salt, or to taste

1 tbsp fresh chopped parsley

Put the butter in a bowl and leave at room temperature until it is soft enough to work. Add all the other ingredients and mix to combine thoroughly. Using a spatula scrap the butter mixture on to a square of plastic wrap. Shape into a log, and roll the mixture up in the plastic, twisting the ends.

Refrigerate until firm. When ready to use, remove wrap and slice into rounds. Place on hot steak just before serving.

Buon appetito!

New Amazon Voting (Plexo) - Saucy Voting

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Our Friends - Got a sauce for the Summer?

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Hey Kieto, You know how it goes. Don't sweat the small stuff ... and it's ALL small stuff. Enjoy your stuff. My regards and prayers go out to your mom.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Kieto, please keep saying hi-ya...It's always nice to be greeted like this.

      Recipes are a summer treat, and even a story that's a groaner gets a

      smile when it's on Kieto's ezine.Ways to dress up meat and seafood

      with light sauces are a help to me as I continue to lose weight. From

      your friends in San Antonio, TX.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I say Hi-ya! KEEP IT!!!! :) Besides, it's you...if you stop it would be like someone taking away our comfort food.

      Keep up the good work, and thank you.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Hello Dahlin,

      Tell the nut that does your typing to Never, Ever get rid of the "Hi Ya"! I mean really,

      it is YOU! For you to use something else would be.....well, it would just be UnAmerican!

      UnItalian! UnKieto-un!

      But, definitely shelve the "bye ya"! Ugh! Yucky! "Hugs" is always nice. Makes the World Go Round, ya know!

      Big Hugs to Momma and You.

      Wowastelaka (love),

      Kimi Kaya aka Amber in Florida

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Ilike it,but cannot get it all.Some days better than others. No fault of yours or mine. I can always read the ezine. Hi ya seems to be you. If a change would make you feel better, be my guest. NJ cool this AM-good.Me- almost good(ha)Will continue tosee what Iget this AM. Thanks. Hello Mom, love, Maion