Cream Sauce

A cream sauce that lends itself well to many variations.

Ingredients

1 tbsp unsalted butter
1 tsp granulated garlic
¼ tsp sea salt
1 c. heavy cream

Basic Cream Sauce

Melt butter in pan and add garlic. Then add cream and salt, bring to boil, and reduce until it starts to thicken (about 15 minutes).

Variations

Mushroom Sauce
Chop 8 oz of crimini mushrooms and cook in butter until soft. Then add ingredients for the Basic Cream Sauce and cook as directed.

Mushroom Chicken
Fry chicken tenders in butter and serve topped with Mushroom Sauce.

Creamed Green Beans
Cut up 8 oz fresh green beans. Saute beans in 1 tbsp butter for 5 minutes and set aside. Make Basic Cream Sauce but 5 minutes before it's done add the beans.

Creamed Peas
Thaw 8 oz frozen peas and set aside. Make Basic Cream Sauce but 5 minutes before it's done add the peas.

Creamed Carrots
What's peas without carrots? Slice 8 oz fresh carrots, cook in boiling water, and set aside. Make Basic Cream Sauce but 5 minutes before it's done add the carrots.

Alfredo Sauce
Add 2 tbsps grated parmesan cheese to recipe for Basic Cream Sauce.