Stocks and Sauces

Peri peri sauce recipe (like Nando's Hot Sauce)

An extremely straightforward peri peri sauce recipe, very much like the famous Nando's hot sauce.

Chicken Stock Using a Pressure Cooker

Using a normal stock pot this used to take me 5 hours of gentle simmering to break the bones down enough to produce a good chicken stock. Since getting my pressure cooker I've been thinking about trying it out to do the same job in less time.

Simple Peppercorn Sauce (Sauce au Poivre)

Sauce au poivre, or peppercorn sauce, is a great accompaniment to steak and pork chops and comes in varying degrees of strength. Some are creamy with a hint of pepper, some are dark and very peppery. Find out how to make it for yourself.

The Roux is a technique of bringing together melted butter and flour to form a paste which can then be used as a thickening agent in sauces.

There's not much to this recipe, very quick to prepare and you can make it as hot as you would like. I try to prepare it a little in advance to save work when making the meal it will be used with. This chilli sauce recipe works nicely as a dip and we last used it as part of a fondue.