Almond Sauce – for Pork, Poultry, or Fish

Mar 28th

I love my husband for many reasons; a small but easy to overlook reason is his low-maintenance approach to food. He enjoys haute cuisine like anyone else, but his “food is fuel” mentality makes him easy to please on any given week night. Usually dinner looks like some type of meat (usually just sauteed with olive oil, salt and pepper) and a few roasted or sauteed veggie options. The other night when I thawed some halibut and started to peel a butternut squash, I realized that regardless of his needs, I needed my dinner to be jazzed up a bit. And then there came almond sauce.

I liked the fact that I had all of the ingredients on hand, and I loved that it took a split second to whip up in the blender. The end result was a very fresh tasting, interesting sauce to spoon over our fish. It was the answer to that “this needs something… hmm what is it” question. I have the leftover in the fridge and plan to stir it into the next batch of rice or quinoa I cook. Very versatile, it’d be delicious spooned over veggies as well. Husband kept saying, “this sauce is really good.. I love this sauce”. When he compliments my cooking, I try to pretend like he wouldn’t be just as happy with a peanut butter banana protein shake.

A definite keeper recipe. Sometimes all it takes is a simple sauce to jazz up an otherwise ordinary week night dinner!

Almond Sauce – for Pork, Poultry, or Fish

1/4 c. roasted unsalted almonds

2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

Juice from 1/2 a lemon

1 tsp. honey

2 tsp. dijon mustard

1/4 c. water

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1/4 c. sliced scallions

1. Combine almonds, olive oil, lemon juice, honey, mustard, water, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor until blended.

2. Stir in scallions.

3. In the last several minutes the meat is cooking, spoon sauce over top.

4. Warm sauce in microwave and top sliced meat with more sauce as desired.

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