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Homestyle Pan Sauces

with Martha Holmberg
Capture layer upon layer of flavor in your pan sauces as accomplished chef and author Martha Holmberg dishes her strategies and secrets.

Learn how to make pan sauces for irresistible meals. You'll skillfully balance flavors, build textures and create consistency in each sauce with Martha's detailed instruction and time-saving tips. She demonstrates sautéing and reduction techniques applicable to a wide variety of recipes, as well as how to add dimension to each pan sauce by cutting, cooking and caramelizing an array of aromatics. Your dinner guests will be impressed by your mastery of mouthwatering gravy and jus. And as a bonus, you'll go for a walk on the sweet side as Martha shows you how to make a delicious caramel sauce. 

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Lesson 1. Meet Martha Holmberg & Get Started

  • Start sautéing with Martha and make a balsamic reduction sauce.


Lesson 2. Aromatics


Lesson 3. Chicken With Meyer Lemon & Caper Sauce


Lesson 4. Reduction Sauces


Lesson 5. Gravy


Lesson 6. Jus


Lesson 7. Bonus: Salted Caramel Sauce

"What a wealth of sauce knowledge! I have tried to make a wine sauce to no avail but now .... I am looking forward to creating delicious sauces! Martha explained the theory and the camera captured what one was looking for before going to the next step, taking away the mystery of sauce making. A good sauce takes an ordinary meal to the next level. Fabulous job Martha and Craftsy!"
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