Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Green Sauce

Green sauce.

Pretty unenlightened name for such an enlightened sauce.

This is a sauce that is found all over the world.

But, the name.

It doesn’t describe the way it tastes.

Salty, sweet, bitter, fresh.

It doesn’t describe what it does to a piece of grilled fish, a tortilla Espanola, sliced Bradley tomatoes hot off the vine..

Takes them to a whole new level of flavor. Makes the food dance.

Makes it more than just supper, an omelet, a salad.

Makes it special.

Makes it something a clever cook has in her repertoire for any food occasion that calls for something….green.

Green Sauce

Small handful chives, chopped
3 - 4 anchovies, chopped
A Tbsp capers drained
Juice of 1 lemon
Small handful Italian parsley, chopped
A big squirt of sissy (yellow) mustard (because for the first time in my life I’m out of Dijon)
Squirt of wild honey
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 tbsp garlic confit

Put in blender, turn on add ½ cup extra virgin olive oil until thick.

Done .

Makes about ¾ cup.


Marie said...

I like your version, Mary.

Green sauce is one of my favourite things with a really good, thick porterhouse steak. Your garlic confit cloves are refined. I chuck in a couple raw. No mosquitoes for weeks :-)!

And SO healthy!- raw herbs, yum.

noble pig said...

I only put green sauce on my enchiladas because it is my all time favorite!

Love that pic too!

Pam said...

That reminds me - I still need to make garlic confit!

J for Kitchen Confit said...

Sounds delicious!

cook eat FRET said...

my kinda sauce
big time...

Zen Chef said...

Your post should be named 'Ode to Green Sauce'. haha. It reads like a poem. :-)
I agree with ya, green sauce rocks and deserve a better name! hehe

RecipeGirl said...

How interesting! I'd love to whip some of this up and experiment with it.

Mary Coleman said...

Marie: Oh this would be so good with a porterhouse steak!

Cathy: Thanks!

Pam: You'll get around to it.

Jessica: It is, honey.

Claudia: Yep, this has your name all over it.

Zen: I'm a poet and don't know it!!

Lori: It's addictive. You have been warned.