Garlic Sauce

Garlic sauce is a very common marinade and dipping sauce, used in many cuisines around the world. As garlic is so versatile, you can use it in white cream sauces, paired with mayonnaise as a dipping sauce and used as a marinade for meat dishes of all types. Garlic sauce also partners well with manage vegetables.

Basic Ingredients for Garlic Cream Sauces

Butter

Onion, finely chopped

Garlic, crushed

Dry White Wine

Salt and Pepper

Flour

Milk

Herbs

Basic Ingredients for dipping Garlic Sauce

Garlic

Mayonnaise

Vegetable Oil

Lemon juice

Salt

Selection of Ingredients:

When you are selecting which ingredients to use with your garlic sauce, it is suggested that you use fresh ingredients. Garlic in oil and other already chopped garlics tend to have a different flavor than fresh garlic. This can dramatically change the taste of your dish. You must also treat already prepared garlic carefully, as it can be dangerous to your health if not stored as directed on the label.

Preparation: 5 to 10 minutes

All ingredients should be chopped and organized prior to making sauce. This is particularly important in the case of cream sauces, as timing is more critical than with a standard dipping sauce.

Cooking Time (Cream Sauce): 30 minutes to 1 hour

Mixing Time (Dipping Sauce): 5 minutes

Cooking Instructions (Cream Sauce):

The different variances of garlic sauce are cooked in different manners. The same applies to cream sauces. Depending on the recipe you use, you may spend more or less time cooking. As with any cream sauce, it is important to remember that you take your time. Cream sauces are delicate and require low heat and cooking for a longer duration so that the milk does not curdle. Follow the recipes you use carefully, as this will ensure your garlic sauce comes out with the right flavor and texture.

Mixing Instructions (Dipping Sauce):

Garlic sauce for dipping is as simple as it gets. Simply combine in a bowl, mix well, and refrigerate when finished. The order of mixing is flexible. As a great deal of garlic dipping sauce is to accommodate tastes, you should sample the sauce frequently to ensure you are achieving the correct flavor.

Uses:

Garlic sauce is used for a variety of things. It is often used as a dip for vegetables, cooked meats and chips. It is commonly used as a marinade for both white and dark meats. Some people even use garlic sauce as a base for pasta sauces, such as garlic Alfredo.

Wine based garlic sauces are often used as a pasta sauce, as the flavor is rich without being as heavy as an Alfredo or similar white sauce. As garlic pairs well with many things, it is common base for many dishes.