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Old 10-12-2007, 08:23 PM   #1
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Worcestershire sauce?

I suppose I could Google this, but then again, I’m not guaranteed to get TNT uses. Besides, DC benefits from shared knowledge.

So, what exactly is Worcestershire sauce for? I know it’s great as an additive to many things, but as a stand alone sauce, why was this stuff created? Was it meant to be a steak sauce or what?

Also, what do YOU use it for?

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Old 10-12-2007, 08:26 PM   #2
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I add Worcestershire sauce to soups, stews and sauces. I don't remember the last time I used it, if ever, by itself as a standalone sauce on meat or another dish.

I love the flavor it adds to these dishes.
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:32 PM   #3
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Yeah, that pesky hard-to-use Google. . . .


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worcestershire_sauce
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Yeah, that pesky hard-to-use Google. . . .


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worcestershire_sauce
Actually, I already read that before I posted this. I did Google it a bit, but didn't see anything other than it's an additive, and Wiki would have you believe it's primary function in life is for a Caesar salad . Is that really all it is. There has to be more.

Does no one use it for anything besides a Caesar salad? I’ve used it as an additive in marinades, especially for jerky. But is that all it was meant for? Just a seasoning kind of like Dale’s?

Perhaps it was never special or can’t be special like A1 or soy, maybe it is just an ingredient like salt.

Buuuuuuuttttttt………that wiki article still didn’t have a listing on how the users at DC work with it.
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:00 PM   #5
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I use it when i cook ground beef, no matter WHAT the recipe. It just goes hand in hand with ground beef. I love it with stroganoff too. Mixed with Ketchup and Malt Vinegar it makes an AMAZING dipping sauce for fries and what not. Of course for burgers it's a granted. It's a pretty unique product, i can't imagine having a kitchen without it.
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:35 PM   #6
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I use it when i cook ground beef, no matter WHAT the recipe. It just goes hand in hand with ground beef. I love it with stroganoff too. Mixed with Ketchup and Malt Vinegar it makes an AMAZING dipping sauce for fries and what not. Of course for burgers it's a granted. It's a pretty unique product, i can't imagine having a kitchen without it.

Really? What do you do to make it a dipping sauce.....plain or do you add something to it. I'll have to try this!
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:52 PM   #7
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I use it in cooking almost every kind of meat. It's wonderful for roasts in the slow cooker. I generally put at least a little in most every marinade I make. I've never thought to use it as a dipping sauce but I'm absolutely going try try your suggestion, Mylegsbig. I love malt vinegar and I'm sure it will be excellent with Worcestershire. Thanks!
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:43 PM   #8
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L&P sauce was a accident a pharmacist in London made a batch and tasted it and it was horrible. He left it in a barrel for two years and found it again and tasted it and found it wonderful. that is the history in a nut shell.. I use it in almost every thing I cook
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:47 PM   #9
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Not quite on point, but do you refrigerate Worcestershire sauce after opening? I don't because I use it quite quickly. I buy it by the gallon.
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:52 PM   #10
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Been cooking for almost 50 years (whoa, that's scary - the 50 years part) and have never refrigerated Worcestershire sauce.
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