A simple dish can be elevated from the ordinary to the sublime with the help of an exquisite sauce, salsa or marinade -- think of poached peaches floating in a pool of warm marsala zabaglione, or grilled tuna steak embellished with a colourful smoky pepper salsa, or a chicken breast steeped in a tangy lemon and honey marinade. Alternatively, sauces can be at the very heart of a dish -- pungent basil pesto tossed with pasta or a lively Thai green curry, for instance.
In Sauces & Salsas, Oded Schwartz has drawn from the treasured repertoire of sauces, salsas and marinades of the world's cuisines to create an eclectic collection of recipes. He includes everything from simple no-cook salsas that feature a vibrant synergy of fresh vegetables, fruit, herbs and spices, and dressings that enliven the most basic mixed leaf salad, to marinades that provide almost instant flavour to meat or fish, and oriental dipping sauces that can be made in a matter of minutes. Stunning photographs not only illustrate finished dishes, but also show them in various stages of preparation, allowing the reader to see essential sauce-making techniques.
Characterized by Oded Schwartz's flair for simple but flavourful cooking, Sauces & Salsas is an essential fund of inspiration for modern cooks.