Most Popular Sauces and How You Can Make Them at Home

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With the amazing food transforming abilities, sauces are the top listed ingredients in almost every sort of food item. Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Asian, and Indian, almost every type of food item has some sort of sauce as its basic ingredients. Sauces have been a famous part of cuisines and fast foods since the time of their origin.

Most of the people preferred to buy sauces from some stores. This will be good only in the case you need a little amount of sauce. However, if you need a lot of sauce, which you will definitely need if you are a chef, restaurant owner, or arranging a party, then the wise step is to make the sauce at home. Making sauces at home is not a difficult task. You can do so in your free time and store them for later use as well.

Following are some famous sauces that you can make at your home.

Tomato Ketchup

Tomato ketchup is a topic of discussion among various experts whether it is actually a sauce or not. There are definitely some differences between tomato sauce and ketchup.  However, if you abandon these differences then it is a reality that tomato ketchup is a universal dipping sauce that is a part of every fast food shop and every dining table.

The method to make it quite simple. To make ketchup, you need to buy some fresh tomatoes and then wash them with clear water to remove any sort of debris and dust particles. Then cut them into halves and steam for a few minutes, this will make it easy for you to peel them off. Then add a little bit of water and start cooking them at low flames.

Then add some spices according to your choice, vinegar, and other flavorings to give it the identical tangy taste. Make sure to add some sugar to give it the typical sweet taste. Then let it off the stove and cool it. Fill it in bottles and jars to store for later use. If you want to keep them for a long time then add some preservatives while making them.

Asian Black Bean Sauce

One of the most flavorful sauces, Asian black bean sauce can be prepared with simple ingredients and within 10 minutes. The basic things are black beans, peanut oil, and rice wine along with some essential flavors and some spices. Make sure that beans are fermented.

Take the peanut oil in a preheated large pan and then stir fry beans, peanuts, and garlic. Then add the other things and rice wine will act as the water in this sauce to give it a juicy texture. Then cook it until it thickens and store it for later use.

White Sauce

One of the most popular sauces that is famous due to its use in the world’s favorite dish pasta, white sauce is quite simple and easy to cook. You can easily make it for your pasta while boiling the pasta or preparing other things to add to the pasta. The best thing about this sauce is that its ingredients are readily available in every home which makes it even quicker to make it. Ingredients include butter, pepper, salt, milk, and flour.

Fry the flour in butter at a low flame till it starts reflecting a brownish look. Then take it from heat and start adding milk gradually while stirring the mixture. Make sure that no lumps will form. First, make a paste without lumps and then add the rest of the milk to make it thin. Cook it and stir for a few minutes and add pepper and salt along with other seasonings.

Barbeque Sauce

BBQ sauce cannot be excluded from any list of popular sauces. It is necessary to take your BBQ party to the next level. It can be made one day before the party to save your time. Although there are a lot of types of BBQ sauce, here you will know only about the basic one. To make it you need to mix ketchup, apple cider vinegar, salt, sugar, honey, and other seasoning and then cook it for a few minutes and serve with every type of BBQ.

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