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...

Anonymous 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.