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Old 02-19-2009, 10:31 PM   #1
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Roux based sauce

I am looking to cook a roux based sauce tomorrow night. When I search, most of what I find is gumbo when it comes to roux recipes. Don't get me wrong, I love gumbo. But I made it last week. Can anyone suggest any roux based sauces (or general recipes with roux in it)? Thanks!

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Old 02-19-2009, 10:37 PM   #2
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Start with a roux and add milk - you have a bechamel or white sauce.

Add cheese and you have a mornay or cheese sauce.

Add chicken broth to the roux instead of the milk and you have a veloute.

You can also season any of these sauces with added flavors.
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:38 PM   #3
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Macaroni and Cheese, lots of cream-based soups use a roux...I'm thinking...

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Old 02-19-2009, 11:43 PM   #4
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I make a roux-based mushroom sauce that I put over noodles, toast, anything actually. I just saute the sliced mushrooms in the butter, add the flour and cook down for a minute, add some chicken stock until smooth and then add milk until the right consistency. I season with thyme, salt and pepper and it is really versatile.
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Old 02-20-2009, 08:57 AM   #5
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:Lots and lots and lots of roux based dishes there.

Lots that aren't too. :)
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Old 02-21-2009, 02:34 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the replies everyone...

I tried the Mornay sauce last night and I had the measurements off so it became really really thick. I also didn't have enough cheese so it tasted like flour, not cheese. I will attempt again though.

A mushroom sauce? Now we're cooking with gas. That maybe on the docket tonight. Mac and cheese is a good idea too.

And that Cajun web site, that'll keep me busy for hours. I like how they break it out into category. I can't wait to dive into some of those recipes.
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