Sauce

  • 1 Barbecued steaks with lime and tomatoes
    Ingredients (Serves 4) 4 x 175g/6oz lean sirloin, rump or rib-eye steaks Grated zest and juice of 1 lime Salt and freshly ground black pepper For the sauce 1 tbsp...

  • 2 Duck breasts with port and berry sauce
    Ingredients (Serves 4) 4 duck breasts, each weighing about 200g/7oz 1 tbsp oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper 200ml/7fl oz port 2 tbsp redcurrant jelly 2 tsp concentrated liquid...

  • 3 Quail with spiced tomato and sultana sauce
    Ingredients (Serves 2) 2 quails 1 tin of chopped tomatoes ½ tsp cumin seeds 1 cinnamon stick 2 tbs honey 1 dried chilli A handful of sultanas 2 shallots 2...

  • 4 Bread sauce
    Ingredients 120 g fresh white breadcrumbs 1 large onion 20 cloves 2 bay leaves 12 black peppercorns 550 ml full milk 50 g butter salt and coarse black pepper MethodQuarter...

  • 5 Gravy
    Ingredients For stock Turkey giblets (not liver) Turkey wing tips 2 bay leaves 1 large carrot, roughly chopped 2 sticks celery, roughly chopped 2 or 3 Knorr chicken stock cubes...

  • 6 Bread sauce
    Serves 6-8 INGREDIENTS 1 onion, peeled and quartered 4 cloves 2 bay leaves 450ml/3⁄4pt milk 100g/4oz fresh white breadcrumbs 150ml/1⁄4pt double cream 25g/1oz butter Salt and freshly ground black pepper...

  • 7 Cranberry sauce
    Ingredients (Makes about 250ml/9fl oz ) 100g/4oz fresh cranberries 100ml/4fl oz cider vinegar 2.5cm/1in piece fresh root ginger, peeled and grated 1 cinnamon stick 4 juniper berries, crushed 2 cloves...

  • 8 Dating don'ts
    We've all been there. You're sitting across from a special someone over dinner and can't quite work out how to tell them they've got spinach in their teeth or tomato...