Introduction to Sauces

Introduction to Sauces

Introduction to 5 Essential Sauces That Make a Meal Spectacular

A good sauce can turn a good meal into a miracle, and these are some of my favorite sauces! Join me, Chef Addie Gundry, and learn everything you need to start making delicious sauces right in your own kitchen.

COOKING CLASS: Introduction to Sauces

Introduction to Sauces

Dear Aspiring Chef,

Patience is a virtue in the kitchen – especially with sauces! In a French kitchen, the saucier commands the kitchen. The saucier I worked with in France was in charge of finishing every plate with the right sauce, turning out beautiful and flavorful cuisine. How a sauce tastes can make or break a dish.

Making sauces is a great talent to have in the kitchen, but you don’t have to travel to France to learn how to make sauces. There are ways to make easy, basic sauces and start adding your own touches that reflect your taste and style. I’ll share all my tips for making five basic sauces, and I’ll also address some common problems that a lot of people run into.

Learn everything you need to know to get started—all in the RecipeLion Cooking Club’s Introduction to Sauces streaming-video cooking class with me, Chef Addie Gundry!

Introduction to Sauces

Right now, I want to jump into the Smothered Chicken and Gravy recipe, because this gives you a full recipe that you can make tonight. The real secret to making this delicious gravy is to use the chicken to make the sauce, then pour the sauce on the chicken later. Start by mixing your flour, salt, pepper, and paprika in a large ziploc bag, then add your chicken and shake it up. Quickly sear the coated chicken in butter, then remove it. Add onion and celery to the pan, along with the leftover flour from coating the chicken. Once that’s cooked, add your stock, then add your chicken back in, cover, and cook for 20 – 30 minutes.

The result is a thick, creamy gravy and tender, moist chicken, plus enough left over gravy for another meal! You can store the gravy in your refrigerator for 3–4 days, and use it for mashed potatoes, biscuits, or even rice.

Bonus tip! Hold onto your vegetable ‘scraps’ (onion peels and celery ends) to make a chicken stock.

To get started with five delicious sauces, watch Introduction to Sauces—one of many classes in the RecipeLion Cooking Club’s library.

And the Introduction to Sauces class includes five total recipes with all of the specific instructions and tips you need to make everything from a red sauce to a thick gravy. In addition to the Smothered Chicken and Gravy recipe, you’ll get:

  • Red Wine and Mushroom Sauce—You only need a few minutes to make this aromatic sauce. Thinly sliced crimini mushrooms and fresh rosemary make this sauce a visual and mouth-watering delight.
  • Basic Tomato Sauce—Onion, butter and grated garlic add flavor to this rich tomato sauce, and fresh basil takes it to the next level. You’ll see how easy it is to make your own tomato sauce at home. You can personalize this sauce, too, with extra onion, a little half and half, or freshly roasted tomatoes.

Introduction to Sauces

And to complete your Introduction to Sauces class, you’ll recieve two more recipes that are full of flavor:

  • White Sauce— You can turn this white sauce into a cream sauce, cheese sauce, or béchamel. You can’t walk away from it, though. This sauce cooks quickly, and you don’t want to burn anything. I like to grate some nutmeg into mine to add a unique flavor, but you could also spice it up with a pinch of cayenne or paprika.
  • Fettuccine Alfredo—In my house, we also call this fancy mac and cheese! I’ll show you how to make a thick, delicious alfredo sauce, share a few tips for spicing it up just right, and you’ll discover why freshly grated parmesan is the perfect cheese for this rich sauce.

Along with your video class, you’ll get the accompanying eCookbook PDF, the class’s recipes and instructions in written form, and full-color pictures of each dish—see it all on any device or print it out for easy use in your own kitchen.

And your Premium Charter Membership in the RecipeLion Cooking Club with Chef Addie Gundry instantly gives you full access to the entire library of cooking classes, recipes, and special collections. Additional cooking classes include:

  • Italian Cooking—The perfect accompaniment to learning sauces! Find out how to make the cuisine that’s adored throughout the world!
  • Dinner for Two—Get five of my favorite recipes for two, starting with a cocktail, and finishing with some tasty homemade fudge.
  • How to Season Food—Spices, dried herbs, or fresh herbs? Find out how to make any dish better – and how to keep from going overboard!
  • How to Cook Chicken—In this deep dive into the vast world of chicken dishes, I’ll take you through seasoning and cooking this versatile dish, from the stovetop to the oven to the grill.
  • Basic Pan Skills—From searing a steak to braising meat, we’ll walk through different ways to use any pan in your kitchen, whether it’s cast iron, stainless steel, or a dutch oven.
  • Knife Skills—Learn about the different types of knives you can use, and how to apply them in the kitchen.
  • And many, many more!

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Addie Gundry
Chef and Executive Producer, RecipeLion Gold Club

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