4 Bites: Simple sauces for winter meals
Easy but flavoursome ways to pep up winter meals
How to eat: Drizzle on hotdogs, roast sausages or chook and grilled meats. Thin and make more piquant with extra vinegar and hot sauce, then mix through slow cooked pulled meats.
Blitz ¼ cup sour cream (or yoghurt), 2 Tbsp mayonnaise, 2 crushed garlic cloves, a large bunch (25g) chervil (or watercress, or rocket), 1 tsp green peppercorns or capers and the zest and juice of a lemon or lime, until smooth. Season with salt. Makes 150ml
How to eat: Drizzle over cooked greens, roasted root vegetables, chicken, fish and salads. Add fresh or pickled chillies for an added kick.
Blitz 30g can anchovies, 3 crushed garlic cloves, the zest and juice of 1 lemon, and 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar, until smooth. Slowly drizzle in 3 Tbsp olive oil to emulsify, season with pepper. Makes 180ml
How to eat: Serve with roast chicken, warm winter salads, steamed greens, roast root vegetables and pasta.
Blitz a large handful fresh mint, 1 small knob grated ginger, the zest and juice ½ grapefruit (or orange), and 1 Tbsp cider vinegar until smooth. Whisk through ¾ cup guava or quince jelly. Makes 270ml
How to eat: Serve with grilled lamb and venison dishes, sausages and meatballs, or use to brighten slow cooked shanks and stews.