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Old 09-20-2007, 10:02 AM   #1
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Knorr sauce packets

I always make my own sauces from scratch, whether it being a cream based, tomato based or pan sauce. Lately, being in a creativity funk, I decided to pick up a few different sauce mixes from Knorr.

Last night I used the Creamy Pesto sauce with penne, sausage, onions and peppers. (should have used chicken, but the sausage was defrosted)

I decased the sausages and cooked them in a sautee pan breaking up into pieces as it cooked. Strained it and placed to the side. Added a couple tablespoons of OO and sauteed the onions and bell pepper. Deglazed with a 3/4 cup of white wine, and reduced to half. Since there was liquid still in the pan, I altered the liquid for the sauce mix. Instead of 1 c. milk and 1/4 cup EVOO, I used about 3 T OO and a coup of milk. Whisked until the sauce began to thicken, then added the sausage and a 1/2# of penne. Mix together over med heat until the sauce completely thickened and serve.

The dish came out great, so instead of buying all the ingredients for a homemade sauce, I spent $2.50 on the mix.

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Old 09-20-2007, 10:08 AM   #2
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I've used Knorr off and on for years..It comes in so handy when you are in a hurry or have all the little ones to watch..My family loves the Au Jus with a little sherry added to dunk french dip sandwiches in...
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Old 09-20-2007, 10:10 AM   #3
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I love the Knorr packs. Theyíre very good. Only problem is, all the ones I have are in German. Using Babelfish, Iím able figure out enough to put the dish together, and theyíre great. Knorr packs are very popular over in Germany, and a friend of mine living there sent me about a dozen of them. I havenít made one in a while, so I think itís time to break one of them out.

The last one I made was a gravy type sauce that I added pork to. It was great. I later asked my friend what it was, and he said, loosely translated, it was Sliced Turkey with Gravy.....I used the wrong meat! But it was still good.
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Old 09-20-2007, 10:13 AM   #4
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Their Bearnaise sauce is surprisingly good.
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Old 09-20-2007, 10:20 AM   #5
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Their Bearnaise sauce is surprisingly good.
That was the only one I used to buy. In the words of Emeril "You could slather that on a bumper."
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Old 09-20-2007, 11:08 AM   #6
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The grocery stores sell a kinds of the knorr sauces but you can do here and see alot more German food from GermanDeli.com you can also get the english translations for most of them
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Old 09-20-2007, 11:12 AM   #7
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I generally like Knorr products but they all have the same funny taste -- something I can't define but can detect in a heartbeat.

I adored Knorr soup as a little girl because of this taste, but now am sort of put off by it.

I was in Paris at a budget cafe and ordered French Onion soup and after the first sip identified it as Knorr!

You can buy them in the supermarket here and they are not in German.
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Old 09-20-2007, 11:16 AM   #8
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I generally like Knorr products but they all have the same funny taste -- something I can't define but can detect in a heartbeat.

I adored Knorr soup as a little girl because of this taste, but now am sort of put off by it.

I was in Paris at a budget cafe and ordered French Onion soup and after the first sip identified it as Knorr!

You can buy them in the supermarket here and they are not in German.
I know what you mean about the taste its a love hate thing for me.
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Old 09-20-2007, 11:19 AM   #9
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Jenny, I know what you mean. I think all of those prepared food companies have their own 'flavor', i.e. canned coups, Zatarains rices.

Like I did, you could just use it as a base and add some other ingedients. I'm always light on any salt though, I think alot of the prepared foods have way too much saltiness.
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Oh, I know you can get them here, but I love my German versions. Thereís just something cool about cooking with stuff from a foreign country!

Iíve actually got packs/flavors that arenít sold here.
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