General Sauce

General Sauce

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 6

    shallots minced

  • 1

    garlic clove minced

  • ¼

    teaspoon almond extract

  • 2

    fresh thyme sprigs

  • 2

    fresh basil sprigs

  • Grated zest of ¼ orange

  • 1

    tablespoon whole cloves crushed

  • 1

    tablespoon mace crushed

  • 2

    tablespoons freshly-ground black pepper

  • ¼

    cup salt

  • ½

    cup red wine

  • Juice of 2 lemons

  • 2

    cups Madeira

Directions

Place the shallots, garlic, almond extract, thyme, basil, zest, cloves, mace, pepper, salt, wine, lemon juice and Madeira in a slow cooker. Cook at low setting 6 hours. (Or, pour the sauce into an ovenproof dish with a tight-fitting lid. Place in a 200-degree oven for 6 hours.) Strain the sauce, discarding the solids. Store the sauce in a tightly sealed container. This recipe yields 3 1/2 cups. Each tablespoon: 4 calories; 253 mg sodium; 0 cholesterol; 0 fat; 0 saturated fat; 0 carbohydrate; 0 protein; 0.14 gram fiber.


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