Romanian sauces with garlic

I love garlic! I think all Romanians do! And we love sauces that contain garlic! If you like garlic check the below recipes:
COLD GARLIC SAUCE
Mujdei de usturoi3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
2 tbsp. olive oil
3/4 cup beef stock,hot
1 tsp. salt

Place crushed garlic in a bowl. Add olive oil and stir well. Add beed stock and salt. Stir, pass through sieve, press with wooden spoon to push garlic through; discard any that remains. Let cool.

This sauce can be used with steak, barbecued meats,sausages or fowl.

GARLIC SAUCE WITH SOUR CREAM
SOS de Usturoi cu Smantana

1 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. flour
2 garlic cloves,crushed
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
1/2 tsp. ground thyme
1 tsp. wine vinegar
3/4 cup beef stock
1 tbsp. sour cream

Put butter in a small saucepan And heat over medium heat. When the butter has melted, add flour. Mix well with a wooden spoon and stir continuously for about 2 min until flour turns brown. Make sure you don’t burn it.
Add garlic, stir, then add salt,parsley,thyme,and vinegar. Stir again and add the stock. Lower heat to medium low and simmer for about 10 min.
Mix 2-3 tbsp. with sour cream in a small bowl. Add to liquid in saucepan. Simmer another 5 min. Serve in sauce boat.

The sauce is delicious with toast lamb or spooned over boiled potatoes,fish.

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6 Comments

  • BlueBearWood

    Can’t imagine a not putting garlic in any of our food with the exception of most cakes. Do you think the first sauce would work well with vegetable stock? I don’t eat meat.

  • Otilia

    Mari I will always join in your linky if I remember 😉
    BlueBearWood – yes it’s working with vegetable as well. The beef stock is just because it is good with steaks.I like it the sauce with grilled mushrooms even or roasted/grilled vegetables. Even boiled or baked potatoes. Is just yummy!

  • Cindy

    Hello. I’m looking for a dill sauce that my Baba made when I was a kid. She would put fat in the pan add garlic and fry it fast then add flour cook some. Add milk until thicken. Add vinegar, salt ,pepper and fine chop fresh dill. We would have it on potatoes of any kind. It was so good. Don’t know what it was called. But would love to have the recipe. Thank you for your time ,cindy

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