Mother Sauces: The Foundations of Culinary Excellence
As promised, we're bringing you more secrets of Culinary School.. and a major foundation of the curriculum is knowing the Mother Sauces. What does that mean? These 5 sauces are the basis for classical cooking and make a good test of your technique, skills, and understanding of cuisine. From these 5 sauces you can branch out and make countless varieties of dishes.
When it comes to classic cooking, understanding the concept of mother sauces is essential. These foundational sauces serve as the building blocks for countless other sauces and dishes. In this blog post, we'll introduce you to the five mother sauces, their characteristics, and how you can incorporate Mama Milly's Mojo Garlic Sauce and Spice blends to enhance their flavors. Get ready to take your culinary creations to the next level!
- Béchamel Sauce:
- The creamy and velvety Béchamel sauce forms the basis for various dishes, including macaroni and cheese and lasagna.
- Elevate your Béchamel sauce by adding a spoonful of Mama Milly's Mojo Garlic Sauce for a burst of flavor and a hint of garlic.
- Velouté Sauce:
- Velouté sauce is made with a light stock thickened with a blonde roux, resulting in a delicate and silky texture.
- Enhance the taste of your Velouté sauce by incorporating Mama Milly's Adobo Spice blend, which adds a savory and well-balanced flavor profile.
- Espagnole Sauce:
- Known for its rich and deep flavors, Espagnole sauce is a brown sauce made from a dark stock and brown roux.
- Infuse your Espagnole sauce with a touch of Mama Milly's Middle East 7 Spice blend, which will add a unique and aromatic twist to your dishes.
- Tomato Sauce:
- Tomato sauce is a versatile sauce that can be used in various Italian dishes, from pasta to pizza.
- Enhance the natural sweetness and tanginess of your tomato sauce by incorporating Mama Milly's Sazon Spice blend, which contains a blend of herbs and spices for a vibrant flavor.
- Hollandaise Sauce:
- Hollandaise sauce is a rich and buttery sauce made with egg yolks and clarified butter, often used for eggs Benedict and asparagus.
- Infuse a subtle garlic twist into your Hollandaise sauce by incorporating Mama Milly's Mojo Garlic Sauce, adding a flavorful kick to your brunch favorites.