Basil Butter And Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

Spring is trying to raise it’s head here in the mountains of VA.

This parsley is trying to come back from last year.

Since trying to cook healthy I have used this sauce with veal and
it was very good. I decided to try it with some pasta but added a bit of onion.

pasta and sauce
Basil Butter And Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon chopped basil — or 1 teaspoon dried
1 tablespoon sun-dried tomatoes, oil-packed — mashed

Warm butter in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat until butter melts and is foamy. Whisk in flour and cook for about two minutes until mixture is light tan. (Stir continuously — do not let mixture burn.) Add chicken stock and bring it to a slow boil, stirring until thickened. Add basil and tomato. Return to a slow boil. Serve immediately.

Comments: This sauce is excellent over chicken, veal or pork.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Scott
    Mar 05, 2008 @ 21:53:50

    Looks good. I think I have about one recipe’s worth of sundried tomatoes left in the freezer. Gardening weather just can’t get here soon enough.


  2. Sue
    Mar 12, 2008 @ 10:41:44

    Hey Scott where ya been?


  3. dominique
    Apr 19, 2008 @ 17:14:26

    For someone who is trying to eat healthy, did you think about stopping eating veal and dairy? it will improve your health, save the environment and spare the animal so much suffering.

    For a much healthier alternative, please consider a plant based diet.



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