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In a dinner rut? Transform any dish with a yummy, homemade sauce! Here are a few suggestions that will take all your recipes to the next level!

FISH

Lemon-butter sauce
This creamy sauce will add a refreshing taste of lemon to your salmon. For an express version, melt ½ cup of butter in a saucepan set over low heat. Add ½ cup of cream and the juice from half a lemon. Continue to cook, whisking constantly, then season with chives, salt, and pepper. Enjoy!
Virgin olive oil sauce
Olive oil sauce pairs perfectly with white fish, such as haddock. All you need is one minced green onion, one cup of olive oil, two tomatoes, seeded and diced, and the juice from one lemon. Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Let boil 30 seconds, then season with salt, pepper, and fresh herbs.

POULTRY

Supreme sauce
A French cuisine classic, supreme sauce takes only a few minutes to prepare! For the traditional version, combine ¼ cup of butter, ¼ cup of flour, and 3 cups of chicken broth in a saucepan. Let simmer 15 minutes, stirring frequently. That’s it—a simple, yet succulent sauce!
White wine sauce
White wine sauce is perfect for adding flavour to any white meat dish. Simply sauté one minced shallot in three tablespoons of butter and three tablespoons of flour. Next, add ¾ cup of white wine and 2 cups of chicken broth. Bring to a boil and let simmer 15 minutes.

BEEF

Mushroom sauce
This rich and creamy sauce will turn any steak into a gourmet delight! Start by sautéing minced onions and one package of sliced mushrooms in butter for a dozen or so minutes. Dust with flour, add 1 cup of beef broth and ½ cup of 15% cream, and let simmer until sauce thickens, stirring occasionally. For an even more unique version, add a splash of port!
Black pepper sauce
Add some flavour to your steak by drizzling it with this delicious black pepper sauce. Cognac, white wine, brandy . . . there are many different versions of this classic recipe. Looking to keep it simple? Combine 1 tablespoon of freshly ground pepper, 1 tablespoon of flour, 2 tablespoons of beef broth, ½ cup of water, and 1 cup 15% cream. Let cook until sauce thickens.

PORK

Mustard sauce
This mustard sauce pairs nicely with pork chops or pork tenderloin. There are many versions to choose from, but for a quick and easy one, simply combine ½ cup of chicken broth, ½ cup of 15% cream, and 3 tablespoons of whole-grain mustard in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Let simmer for a dozen or so minutes, then enjoy!
Apple sauce
Some versions of this recipe are made with apple juice or applesauce, while others call for whole apple slices. We suggest trying this version: sauté apple slices with minced onions. Add ½ cup of maple syrup and ½ cup of chicken broth, and bring to a boil. Let simmer 15 minutes.

TOFU

Satay sauce
This sauce, originally from Southeast Asia, will add a touch of exoticism to your meals. You can serve it as a dipping sauce for spring rolls, or drizzled over pan-seared tofu skewers. Here’s a simple version for you to try: sauté minced garlic and onions in a small saucepan. Whisk in ½ cup of coconut milk, ¼ cup of creamy peanut butter, and 2 tablespoons of soy sauce. Bring to a boil and let simmer two or three minutes.
TIP
If your sauce is too liquid, dissolve some cornstarch in a bit of cold water and add it to your mixture.