Sauce Recipes

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

It is rather unusual at home to have a sauce with grilled fish.  However, a couple of ounces of a nicely seasoned sauce will compliment your fish in both taste and appearance.  Try it, you’ll like it.  It is worth the effort. 


Yield:  about 1 cup or 4 servings

See Abbreviations, if needed

·      2          large red peppers, roasted, peeled and seeded

·      2          shallots or 4 spring onions, sliced

·     1           clove garlic, halved

·     3T         oil

·     3T         Dijon mustard

·     1T         honey

·     1T         snipped fresh basil or 1t dried

·     S/P        to taste

1.  Char the peppers on all sides over a gas flame or under the broiler on a sheet pan,

being careful to char only the skin and not the flesh, about 5 minutes over the gas flame or 10 minutes under the broiler. 

2.  Place each hot pepper in an aluminum foil tent to cool

3.  When cool, scrape off the charred skin.


TIP:  Over the sink, scrape off the charred skin with a paring knife. Use running water to clean and wet the knife blade. Do not run water over the pepper.  It gets very messy.

4.  Halve, deseed and coarsely chop the red pepper and set aside

5.  Sweat onions, S/P and garlic in oil.  Remove from heat

6.  Add red peppers, mustard, basil and honey

7.  Puree sauce in blender

8.  Serve warm, on the side, with fish or with chicken

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