Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Simple Mornay Sauce

Sometimes you just need a good sauce.

I was in that dilemma not so long ago when I cooked up some nice Chicken Cordon Bleu for dinner but wanted to jazz it up a bit with a white sauce.

So I whipped up this simple Mornay Sauce.

Mornay Sauce is a cream sauce, or bechamel of sorts that uses a roux as the base (flour and butter), plus has added cheese.  Typically two cheeses are used, such as a combination of Parmesan and Gruyere.  To keep it simple I just used Parmesan cheese.  

This is a light sauce, perfect for topping all kinds of foods such as, fish, vegetables, chicken, an can be used as a sort of alternative to Alfredo sauce for a different spin on pasta.

So next time you need a little something something...to top a dish...turn to this sauce, and give it a try.

Here are some step by step pics to get you started.

- Fresh grated Parmesan cheese
- Melting the butter
- Add the flour to make a roux

- Bring the mixture to a bubble
- Add the milk
- Turn up the heat and add the cheese and seasonings....stir, stir, stir, until it thickens.  About 3-4 minutes or until the consistency you desire is reached.


Mornay Sauce 

Serves 4

1 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. flour
1 c. milk
1/3 c. Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Salt and pepper

In small pan over medium heat, melt butter. Whisk in flour. When mixture bubbles, add milk all at once, stirring with a whisk to avoid lumps. 

Turn heat up to medium high, stir in cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring constantly until it's thick about 3-4 minutes.  Serve over desired foods such as steamed vegetables, or on seafood and poultry dishes.  

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