The Sauce Secret

The secret to Dad’s home cooked meals is… the sauce. It all starts with the sauce—and learning the basics to one sauce can branch out into more complex sauces. So use this page as your go to for sauce generation and better tasting food.

Recipes tagged with 'Sauce'

Find all of Dad's recipes that are cooked in a yummy sauce below.'

July 16, 2018

Yaki soba

Enjoyed by Bill

Yaki soba is a Japanese noodle stir-fry. Soba noodles are made with buckwheat, but yaki soba are uses egg or wheat noodles.

June 2, 2018

Hake in Green Sauce

Enjoyed by Bill

This is a staple of the Basque region of Spain. It seems in every way a bit foreign or difficult. But it’s basically fish in a parsley flavoured sauce. It’s a good recipe to learn as you can swap around the ingredients endlessly to suit your taste and budget.

February 28, 2018

Roast Haunch of Venison with Roast Vegetables

Enjoyed by Bill

Venison is a rich, lean, healthy and very tasty meat. A small haunch cooks very quickly and is a great alternative to beef.

January 10, 2018

Five-Spice Glazed Gammon with Five-Spice Sauce

Enjoyed by Bill

Pete always liked my Asian-flavoured sweet glazed ham. So here is a version based on five-spice flavourings.

December 8, 2017

Scotch Broth and Boiled Shin of Beef

Enjoyed by Bill

A revived British classic

October 26, 2017

Bangers ‘n’ Mash – Spanish Style with Butternut Squash Mash

Enjoyed by Bill

With this bangers and mash recipe, the sausages and potatoes are replaced with chorizo and seasonal butternut squash mash and the gravy is replaced with a Spanish pepper sauce.

August 6, 2017

Rosé Poached Peaches with Pistachio Gelato

Enjoyed by Bill

These are possibly the poshest tinned peaches you will ever eat. They’re not only delicious, they’re beautiful.

June 9, 2017

Merguez Meatballs with Risoni, Flatbread and Ricotta Dressing

Enjoyed by Bill

Inspired by Franco Manca’s merguez sausage starters, I made my own merguez, but as a meatball.

February 4, 2017

Quick and Easy 30 Minute Spaghetti and Artichokes

Enjoyed by Peter

One of a series of easy and flavoursome half hour family recipes using 10 ingredients.

February 1, 2017

Summer Rolls with Nuoc Cham

Enjoyed by Leo

Dad’s Vietnamese summer rolls with nuoc cham dipping sauce is a must learn. A tasty salad in a roll just waiting to be dipped in a beautiful nuoc cham!

January 28, 2017

Baked Sea Bream with Chermoula and Roasted Vegetables

Enjoyed by Bill

Chermoula is a North African marinade and sauce. It tastes great and is very versatile – like a spicy salsa verde that can be used for roasting any fish and white meat.

October 20, 2016

Rosehip Syrup From Foraged Wild Dog Rose Hips

Enjoyed by Leo

Food-for-free and foraging is the way. A diverse recipe to make your own rosehip syrup. Full of vitamins and goodness, try with yogurt or even rice pudding.

August 17, 2016

Barbecued Flank Steak

Enjoyed by Leo

‘Enjoy steak for cheaper, have a go at Dad’s delicious BBQ flank steak!’

August 6, 2016

Delicious Summer Hake & Crab Linguine

Enjoyed by Peter

‘With all the Mediterranean weather we are experiencing recently – what better time to serve up a fresh al fresco seafood pasta.’

July 23, 2016

Jerk Pork with Jerk Sauce and Mango & Pineapple Relish

Enjoyed by Leo

‘Summer is here! Time to go to your local butchers, pick up some good meat and fire up the BBQ! Try out dad’s tasty Caribbean Jerk marinade with a yummy mango and pineapple relish!’

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