Bordelaise sauce is a child of the espagnole mother sauce – you can see the espagnole sauce recipe here.
The bordelaise sauce recipe is a red wine sauce that takes its name from the Bordeaux wine region of France.
Traditionally, bordelaise sauce goes beautifully with steak, roast beef and any in fact any dish that works well with demi glace or red wine based sauces.
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I recently had a go at making my own Escoffier demi-glace. If you’re sticking to the the true Escoffier version of demi-glace then you will be needing a recipe for Escoffier’s espagnole sauce, one of the 5 mother sauces. Many chefs today skip the espagnole sauce stage when making demi glace, but I really wanted to do according to the master.
The issue I had was finding an espagnole sauce recipe that I could easily translate to the volume of stock I had made. Since I spent 16 hours making stock and a 2nd stock from the same bones (remouillage) I didn’t want to make any mistakes. Read the rest of this entry »
Calories: 333 kcal per serving
Vegetable casserole has to be one of the quickest and easiest meals for school night.
Also it’s an absolute winner for both calories and nutrition.
This recipe is a simple winter vegetable casserole with my favorite ingredient – sweet potato. Read the rest of this entry »
Butternut Squash, Aubergine & Sweet Potato Curry
Calories: 211 Kcal
Let’s be completely honest here, this butternut squash curry recipe is a million miles from being authentic, however, the ingredients combine to create the most mouth-watering, eclectic mix of flavours that this small fact pales into insignificance in no time. Read the rest of this entry »
Easy Low Calorie Beef Stew Recipe
Low Calorie Beef Stew Serves: 4
Calories in Low Calorie Beef Stew: 239 kcal per serving
Why low calorie beef stew? Having switched my eating to an intermittent fasting style, I now have a huge challenge to source recipe’s and food that are extremely low in calories but which leave me feeling full and satisfied. Challenging as this is, it has pushed me outside of my comfort zone and forced me to experiment with a whole variety of foods and vegetables. Read the rest of this entry »