Category Archives: Sauces & Dressings

Hollandaise sauce(Blender)

  • 4oz butter
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2tbs lemon juice
  • 1/4 teasp salt

Put all ingredients except butter into blender and blend at slow speed. Heat the butter until bubbling but take care not to brown. Pour hot butter into blender through hole in lid in a slow steady stream with blender running. Switch off. If not thick enough pour into a basin over simmering water and stir until desired thickness (DO NOT LEAVE). Serve at once.

tomato base sauce

  • Olive oil
  • 1 small leek
  • 1 stick celery
  • 1 small courgette
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1/4 butternut squash
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 tins chopped tomatoes

Chop all the veg roughly
Heat a good splash of olive oil in a big pan, add all the veg, cover and sweat gently for 10 to fifteen minutes stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Add the tomatoes, season, and simmer for half an hour. Blend with a stick blender until smooth then check seasoning.

This can then be frozen in smaller amounts and used as needed. Add chopped cooked suasage or tinned tuna or cooked bacon, black olives etc etc as the fancy takes you.

Pico de Gallo

  • 10 Medium but ripe tomatos – chopped
  • 2 Medium Onions – finely chopped
  • 3 limes – skinned and chop the flesh
  • 2 Garlic cloves – finely chopped
  • 1/2 Jar of Jalepeno chillis chopped
  • 1 tsp of ground cumin
  • 3 splashes of hot sauce
  • 1/2 bunch of chopped fresh coriander
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Juice of 2 Limes

As described and mix in a large bowl. Best served chilled.