Jul 2, 2009

Kay’s Garlic Sauce

 

You’d think it’s easy for a garlic lover to come up with this, but it took me a long, long time to perfect my garlic sauce (hangs head in shame). But all was well again after I found this magic combo. I’ve been preparing it like this for several years now, so it’s definitely a tried and true recipe. The men in my life—all three of them—mutually agree this garlic sauce is the most incredible thing in the world. Men are so easy to please, it’s pathetic!

Hamburgers, kabobs, crusty bread, grilled chicken, literally anything goes with this sauce. I make my garlic sauce with a special ingredient, though. One that makes it a tad fresher and lighter.

Do feel free to share your families favorite sauce recipe as well. It doesn’t have to be a garlic sauce, but it would sure be fun to get one thread with lots of sauce recipes to fall back on during BBQ season, wouldn’ t it!

 

Ingredients:

6 tbsp mayonnaise
3 tbsp Greek yogurt
1/8 tsp curry powder
fresh lemon juice
1 large garlic clove
drop of oil
onion powder
Tabasco
chives
pepper
salt

 

Directions:

Dump 6 slightly heaping tbsp mayonnaise—I’ve used a low fat mayo—in a bowl.

 

Here’s my secret ingredient; Greek yogurt. Take my word for it; it does amazing things to the sauce. It richens it, makes it fresher and almost lighter. It just works. You can use a low fat Greek yogurt for this as well. Add 3 heaping tbsp.

 

I’m so addicted to the mayonnaise/yogurt combination.

 

Grate 2 medium or one large garlic clove and stir it in.

 

Add 1/8 to 1/4 tsp curry powder, lotsa black pepper, a touch of onion powder and salt to taste.

 

Squeeze in some fresh lemon juice, a tiny drop of olive oil and a few drops Tabasco. Stir to combine and check the seasoning.

 

And last but definitely not least, to get some crispy greens as well as a mild onion flavor in there, finely chop some chives. When I don’t have chives on hand, I’ll add some dried parsley and a little extra onion powder. Works great, too.

 

This sauce is seriously addictive. But I’m prone to addiction anyway. Food-wise that is, mind you, I’m not that Dutch. Let me know what you think of it when you decide to give it a try, okay!


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    25 Comments »

    1. 1

      Love garlic and all garlic based sauces so this is a must try for the next bbq!

      Meeta on Jul 2, 2009 @ 9:42 am Reply
    2. 2

      Oh..this looks scrumptious! Another recipe that I will have to try ;-)

      Sue on Jul 2, 2009 @ 10:13 am Reply
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      You have the most amazing recipes. This sounds like another winner.

      We always fall back on this recipe from a southern foodsite.

      •1 tablespoon butter
      •1/4 cup finely chopped onion
      •1 1/2 cups ketchup
      •1/4 cup chili sauce
      •3 t o 4 tablespoons brown sugar
      •3 to 4 tablespoons molasses
      •2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
      •1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
      •1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
      •1 tablespoon liquid hickory smoke flavoring
      •1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or granulated garlic
      •1/2 teaspoon salt
      •1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
      •1 teaspoon chili powder
      •dash cayenne pepper, or to taste

      Cook onions until soft. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer for about 15 minutes.

      Marlon on Jul 2, 2009 @ 10:23 am Reply
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      @Marlon:

      Sounds great, but unfortunately I can’t buy liquid hickory smoke flavoring in the Netherlands!

      Kay on Jul 2, 2009 @ 10:34 am Reply
    5. 5

      You have the most lovely presentation — I love your dishes! The sauce looks delicious too. :)

      alisha on Jul 2, 2009 @ 11:29 am Reply
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      Kay, the British/American food store here in Utrecht carries the liquid smoke. I bought a bottle of it and Grandma’s molasses just so I can make my own bbq sauce (which is similar to the one Marlon posted). You never need much, so a bottle will last for years.

      I’ll definitely have to make your recipe for garlic sauce, instead of always buying the premade stuff. I love it and use it on everything, but my boyfriend doesn’t like the aftertaste. I’m sure fresh-made won’t be a problem for him, though. Thanks for posting this!

      Alison on Jul 2, 2009 @ 12:05 pm Reply
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      @Alison:

      Thanks for the tip! I cannot stand the garlic sauce bottles, they just taste off … kinda chemical. We’re addicted to this version!

      Kay on Jul 2, 2009 @ 1:46 pm Reply
    8. 8

      This sounds like a great sauce for so many things. I agree, the combination of Greek Yogurt and Mayo is just perfect!

      Kalyn on Jul 2, 2009 @ 4:06 pm Reply
    9. 9

      Looks so good! I’ll definitely be making this!

      Kristen J. on Jul 2, 2009 @ 4:14 pm Reply
    10. 10

      Kay,

      This looks fabulous. I have made a similar recipe in the past but with a ton of carmelized chopped onions. Yum!

      Hoofer on Jul 2, 2009 @ 4:20 pm Reply
    11. 11

      I make a simple tzatziki with equal parts plain greek yoghurt and sour cream (full fat is best but reduced or non is ok, I guess), a cucumber finely chopped and drained (guesstimate the size you think you need), and however much fresh finely chopped/pressed/minced garlic you want. I just dump it all togther, stir it well, then start salting with kosher salt until I think it tastes right. I use it on anything I can think of. Everyone who tries it always asks for the recipe.

      Kelly on Jul 2, 2009 @ 8:52 pm Reply
    12. 12

      This garlic sauce looks addictive. I can imagine putting it on chicken, fish, potatoes… I just wrote a post this morning of one of our favorite bbq sauces. It’s a Plum-Jalapeno sauce, with a touch of mango. Sweet with a kick. Here’s the link:

      http://cookincanuck.blogspot.com/2009/07/grilled-chicken-with-plum-jalapeno.html

      Cookin' Canuck on Jul 3, 2009 @ 12:20 am Reply
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      I just found your blog and read your garlic sauce recipe. It sounds so delectable. It reminds me of a sauce my mother used to make (in France) and it is called sauce aïoli. I think it only takes an egg yolk, mustard, garlic, and olive oil. I shall try yours and will come back to read more of your recipes.

      Vagabonde on Jul 3, 2009 @ 1:22 am Reply
    14. 14

      * 2 Jalapeno’s, seeded and diced (or if you want it spicy, just dice the buggers..)
      * 1/2 Red Onion, small dice
      * 4 Garlic Cloves, diced
      * 1/2 cup apple juice or apple cider
      * 1 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar
      * 1 1/2 TBSP White Balsalmic Vinegar
      * 1/2 TSP Chipotle Tabasco
      * 1/2 cup Ketchup
      * 1 cup Veal Stock (or chicken stock)
      * 8 oz Tomato Puree
      * 1 TSP Franks Red Hot Sauce (I had some on hand and figured why not!)
      * 1 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar
      * 1 TBSP Molasses
      * 1 Dash of Scotch
      * 1 Dash Liquid Smoke
      * Pinch of Truffle Salt

      Prix Fixe on Jul 3, 2009 @ 4:58 am Reply
    15. 15

      * 2 Jalapeno’s, seeded and diced (or if you want it spicy, just dice the buggers..)
      * 1/2 Red Onion, small dice
      * 4 Garlic Cloves, diced
      * 1/2 cup apple juice or apple cider
      * 1 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar
      * 1 1/2 TBSP White Balsalmic Vinegar
      * 1/2 TSP Chipotle Tabasco
      * 1/2 cup Ketchup
      * 1 cup Veal Stock (or chicken stock)
      * 8 oz Tomato Puree
      * 1 TSP Franks Red Hot Sauce (I had some on hand and figured why not!)
      * 1 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar
      * 1 TBSP Molasses
      * 1 Dash of Scotch
      * 1 Dash Liquid Smoke
      * Pinch of Truffle Salt

      Sweat the first 3 ingredients, then add the rest and simmer for about 45 min to 1 hr.

      Prix Fixe on Jul 3, 2009 @ 4:59 am Reply
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      @Kalyn:

      Adding a little mashed avocado to it really works, too!

      Kay on Jul 3, 2009 @ 8:02 am Reply
    17. 17

      YESSSS! These sauce recipes are just what I need! Ever since we moved abroad I can’t remember anything I ever made in the states. And hm, I can’t remember making anything here…so that leaves me really hurting for great yummy summer recipes like these! I love the idea of collecting sauce recipes–they’re so versatile, no matter what’s in the fridge (almost).

      The Blue Suitcase on Jul 3, 2009 @ 3:44 pm Reply
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      Anything goes! Sure true combining garlic sauce and my kids! I agree on the turkish/greek yoghurt, it adds such a wonderful luster to lots of stuff.
      Thks for visiting!

      Baking Soda on Jul 3, 2009 @ 5:06 pm Reply
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      Oh man, this looks great and it sounds so simple! I’m going to try it IF I can get greek yogurt around here. I think it would be great with artichoke hearts in it, too. Mmmmm!

      Denise on Jul 4, 2009 @ 5:22 pm Reply
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      This sounds just delicious! I use greek yougurt quite a bit. This is what I do when my husband makes chicken kabobs:

      Greek Yougurt
      Grated/Shredded cucumber
      Dill (fresh or dry, whatever I have)
      Fresh lemon juice
      Garlic (sometimes but not always, depends on how I feel)

      Can’t even tell you the measurements. I just mix and taste until I like what I taste :)

      My family goes nuts with this. Especially the next day with the leftovers we make kabob sandwiches.

      Lisa (MidwestWoman) on Jul 6, 2009 @ 9:27 pm Reply
    21. 21

      this would be PERFECT for french fries!

      jaden on Jul 9, 2009 @ 5:58 am Reply
    22. 22

      @jaden:
      I think it would be perfect just for the fries as well, not only the french ones. I actually tried this one a few years ago in dutch restaurant.

      Lelik on Jul 26, 2009 @ 6:51 pm Reply
    23. 23

      we loved the recipe! finally had it tonight with some carrot sticks, radishes and celery sticks

      jaden on Aug 1, 2009 @ 5:00 am Reply
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      I’ve never even heard of greek yogurt. is it something that you find in a standard grocery store? Can you (and would you even want to) sub standard yogurt?

      kelsomom on Feb 5, 2010 @ 9:14 pm Reply
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      We use lots of the commercial sauce, since my GF is Dutch! but we ran out and at a pinch i made this one up.

      MY GF APPROVES!

      now she wants me to make it all the time!!!!!

      DANKJEWEL!!!!!!!

      Craig on Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:05 am Reply

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