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Ramp Cognac Cream Sauce!

Hoss's BBQHoss's BBQ Posts: 435
edited 6:28AM in EggHead Forum
Well at the request of Woodoggies I have typed up the recipe for the sauce from my Woosday pic. It is also in the new recipie section under sauces rubs marinades. Hoss
Ramp Cognac Cream Sauce
This is a recipie for a ramp cognac cream sauce I made for peppercorn crusted ribeye. You can substitiute the ramps with, mushrooms(really good with morels!)to make a mushroom cognac cream sauce. Cayenne in small amounts (a pinch) gives a cream sauce more depth.
Ingredients:
• ¼ Cup Chopped Ramps
• 1 Clove Garlic Minced
• 1 Clove Shallot Minced
• 1 pt Heavy Cream
• 1 Tbs Butter
• ½ Cup Cognac or Brandy
• tt Kosher Salt
• tt White Pepper
• t Cayenne [p]
Preparation Directions:
• Have everything chopped and near by when you start. [p]Cooking Directions:
• Melt butter in a hot saute pan
• Saute the garlic,shallots and ramps till soft
• Deglaze with Cognac.(carefully this will ignite!)
• Reduce the Cognac by half.
• Add the heavy cream and reduce till desired thickness
• Seasone with salt,pepper, and the cayenne
• Serve over steak or any other grilled or sauted meats [p]Special Instructions:
• If using mushrooms add the mushrooms first let them cook for a while then add your garlic and shallots or else they will burn

Comments

  • Hoss's BBQ,
    Could you please tel me what Ramps are?
    Thanks in advance.
    Jim

  • DarnocDarnoc Posts: 2,661
    Jupiter Jim,
    They are a early spring/wild onion type of veggie.

  • DarnocDarnoc Posts: 2,661
    darnoc,
    Forgot to mention they have a broad flat leaf that sets it apart from the typical spring onion}

  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Hoss's BBQ,[p] Now I just need to find ramps :)

  • Hoss's BBQHoss's BBQ Posts: 435
    Celtic Wolf,
    I am sure their season is done. I have a good amount frozen! Try the mushrooms instead works great! or just do the shallots and garlic. Hoss

  • Hoss's BBQHoss's BBQ Posts: 435
    darnoc,
    They hAve a very distinctivly strong smell to them comapered to green onions. They are great in grits, cornbread etc. Hoss

  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Hoss's BBQ,[p] This is North Carolina.. People around here think they are bad tastin' collards and throw them out :)[p] I know where to find the Cognac.. It's right next to my Rum..
  • DarnocDarnoc Posts: 2,661
    Hoss's BBQ,
    They pop up in my yard around the second week in April.Never tasted it raw,usually throw it in a skillet with other stuff.Shrooms etc.

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