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We gave you our tenderloin recipe earlier in the month, and while it is plenty tasty on its own, we belles always love the added “extra”.  So we thought we’d share a couple of sauces that can be made ahead and used for spreadin’, dunkin’, dippin’ or spoonin’…

Bearnaise mayonnaise (several versions are out there…) is a particular favorite and we adore the fact that we can make it ahead…up to five days!!Whoop whoop!!

photo from eatwell101.com

Bearnaise Mayonnaise

1-2 shallots , minced
1/2 t coarse pepper
1/2 cup dry white wine
3 T white wine vinegar (or a tad more)
Coarse salt
1-2 T dry tarragon
1-11/4 cups mayonnaise Hellman’s (or Best Foods if you are a California belle)

Add shallots, pepper, wine and vinegar to a small pot. Boil until reduced to 1/4 cup. Watch the dang pot or it will disappear and just be a crusty mess…we speak from experience…just sayin’

Let it cool a bit. In a small bowl mix cooked mixture with mayonnaise and tarragon. Add salt and pepper to taste. Sometimes we feel the the need to add a dash more vinegar…just depends what kind of mood the taste buds are in…

Refrigerate until ready to use.

Don’t just use it for special occasions, it works well all year round!!

The second sauce we are going to give you is a warm horseradish sauce. Without fail, every recipe that our belle friend, Janet, gives us becomes the next greatest thing in our repertoire…this one is always center stage.

Photo from Highlands Ranch Foodie

Warm Horseradish Sauce

1/4 cup butter, melted
2t flour
1/2 t pepper (white if you have)
1/2 t salt
2/3 cup whipping cream
2 T horseradish (you can find it in the refrigerated section of grocery store)
1 t Dijon mustard

Whisk the flour into the butter to form a roux. Add cream, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Add horseradish and mustard, and continue stirring and whisking on medium to medium low until thickened and reduced slightly. About ten minutes.

Try to put majority of the sauce in a sauce boat. This will be a difficult task as you will want to gobble it down…just sayin’.

Serve warm

Bein’ saucy can’t be a bad thing…not if you’re a belle!!!