Sauces

Homemade Aioli / Mayonnaise

Here is a video on how to make your own mayonnaise or if you like aioli.  We filmed this while visiting our dear friends Richard & Xavi in Barcelona in October 2015.  Since Harris and I have not been blogging in so long I almost forgot about posting this video until today.  Richard our dear friend is gravely ill so in his honor I wanted to get this video out there into the universe in his honor.  Enjoy!

Tuesday Two Minute Tutorial: Remoulade Sauce!

This week, The Dads want to encourage you to make your own sauces! Why buy store bought when you can make homemade quick & easy for less money? Bonus: The taste is so much better!

We made a Remoulade Sauce this morning since our friends will be coming for dinner tonight. The first course that we will be serving is an avocado sliced on the plate, topped with jumbo lump crab meat that has been tossed in this fantastic Remoulade Sauce!

When you make your own sauces, do you follow the recipe or add your own twists? What’s your favorite to make?

Watch The Dads video below for our tips and tricks!

Our Secret Ingredient: Beef Demi Glace!

Do you want a richer gravy or a more flavorful sauce? Then you need to try our secret ingredient: Beef Demi Glace from William Sonoma. Just the littlest bit of this magical product with transform even a simple dish into luxurious one. Seriously. Don’t believe us? Try a spoonful in your next gravy. William Sonoma offers four flavors: Beef, Veal, Chicken, and Vegetable. Check out Harris’ review below to learn more!

Tuesday Two Minute Tutorial: Simple Syrup

We’re back! After some relaxing in Key West, we are very excited to share with you this week’s Tuesday Two Minute Tutorial: How to make Simple Syrup. Spring is in the air and we are ready for cocktails! Simple Syrup is an ingredient in so many of our favorites, but we can’t figure out why so many people buy it in the store.  Not only is it very inexpensive and quick to make, simple syrup can be stored easily in your fridge. And the best part? You will only need equal parts of sugar and water! Simply heat on the stove until the sugar has dissolved, then store in a Mason jar.  Watch the video below and you will be making mint juleps and mojitos in no time!

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Tuesday Two Minute Tutorial: Make your own Wine Vinegar!

For this week’s Tuesday Two Minute Tutorial, Dave shares how to make your own custom wine vinegar. You can use this for any recipe which requires a fancy vinegar for much less money! Try making your own wine vinegar and using it to make last week’s tutorial- vinaigrette!

Tuesday Two Minute Tutorial: Balsamic Vinaigrette!

We stopped buying dressing years ago, and you can too!

Check out this week’s Tuesday Two Minute Tutorial to learn how to make Harris’ Signature Dressing- Balsamic Dressing. This dressing requires only 3 ingredients! Seriously! Harris uses just a plain Balsamic, but any quality vinegar will do! Never buy store bought again!

Ingredients:

  • 1 part Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 part Dijon Mustard (We prefer Grey Poupon)
  • 4 parts Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to season

Directions:

Add the vinegar and mustard in a bowl.

While slowly drizzling in 4 parts olive oil, Whisk together all of the ingredients. Once emulsified, simply season with salt and pepper.

Friday Grilling: Dave’s BBQ Sauce!

It’s Friday and we’re so excited for this weekend! We are busy working on our deck and can’t wait to start some outdoor cooking.

So in the spirit of our excitement, we’re making barbecue! Try Dave’s special sauce! In Leah’s opinion, it is smack-your-mama good!

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Ingredients

· 2 Tablespoons Butter
· ½ cup chopped Sweet Onion
· 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
· 1 cup ketchup
· ½ cup apple cider vinegar
· 1/3 cup of chili sauce
· ¾ cup brown sugar
· ½ cup honey
· 1/3 cup Worcestershire
· ½ tablespoon smoked paprika
· ½ tablespoon cayenne pepper
· 2 tablespoon chili powder

Directions

Sauté the chopped onion in the butter. Once translucent, add the tomato paste.

Once the onions are browned, add the ketchup.

Brown the onions and ketchup.

Then, add the remaining ingredients. Cook until the sugar is dissolved.

Once cooked through, process in a blender. You can skip this step if you don’t mind chunky BBQ sauce.

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