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10 Incredible Core Sauces (from WW.com)

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These look interesting -- this is from the weightwatchers.com website. I thought I'd capture it here. It'll have the added bonus of being here in case I need to find it myself! ;) Enjoy! /Skymom

 

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10 Incredible Core Sauces

By Robin Vitetta-Miller, M.S. | 1/6/2005

 

Check out this great assortment of recipes designed to liven up any meal. And they are all Core-friendly! Whip up these sauces, dips and marinades in just minutes and serve them with chicken, turkey, fish and shellfish, lean beef, tofu, and even eggs. You can make every sauce here using pantry and refrigerator staples. Fact is, you probably have nearly every ingredient in your kitchen right now. When you need variety, whip up a new sauce. When you have leftovers, smother them with a sauce you haven't yet tried. All sauces can be made in advance and refrigerated for up to 3 days. Remember, a great sauce doesn't have to be complicated; it can be as easy as adding horseradish to ketchup.

 

1. Wild Mushroom Sauce

Perfect for turkey and ground sirloin meatballs.

 

2 tsp olive oil

1/4 cup minced shallots

2 cups sliced shiitake and/or cremini mushrooms (or a combination of wild mushrooms)

2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

1 tsp dried thyme

2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

salt and ground black pepper

 

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots and cook 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook 3 to 5 minutes, until they start to release juice. Add chicken broth and thyme and bring to a simmer. Simmer 10 minutes, until sauce thickens (sauce should reduce to about 1 1/2 cups). Remove from heat, add parsley and season to taste with salt and black pepper.

 

Serves 4 (serving size: 1/3 cup)

POINTS® value per serving: 1

 

2. Sour Cream-Blue Cheese Dip

Superb dip for vegetables or topping for baked potatoes.

 

2/3 cup nonfat sour cream

1/3 cup nonfat blue cheese dressing

1 tbsp chopped fresh chives

 

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well to combine. Refrigerate until ready to use.

 

Serves 4 (serving size: 1/4 cup)

POINTS value per serving: 1

 

3. Key West Marinade

Especially great with fish and shellfish.

 

3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth

2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

2 tbsp fresh lime juice

1 tbsp dried onion flakes

2 tsp canola oil

1 tsp finely grated lime zest

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

 

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well to combine. Refrigerate until ready to use.

 

Serves 4 (serving size: 1/4 cup)

POINTS value per serving: 1

 

4. Cilantro-Soy Sauce with Scallions

Excellent dip for vegetables or marinade for chicken, turkey and pork tenderloin.

 

1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken or beef broth

1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

1/4 cup chopped fresh scallions (green and white portions)

2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

 

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well to combine. Refrigerate until ready to use.

 

Serves 4 (serving size: 1/4 cup)

POINTS value per serving: 0

 

5. Mandarin-Teriyaki Sauce

Spoon over skinless chicken and turkey, pork tenderloin, fish and shellfish or use as a marinade.

 

1/2 cup reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce

11 oz. can mandarin oranges in juice or water (not syrup), drained

2 tbsp diced red onion

 

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well to combine. Refrigerate until ready to use.

 

Serves 4 (serving size: 1/4 cup)

POINTS value per serving: 1

 

6. Sweet and Hot Mustard Sauce

Great for fish and shellfish or as a dip for fresh vegetables.

 

1 cup nonfat sour cream

2 tbsp Dijon mustard

2 packets Splenda sweetener [need tsp equivalent]

1 tsp hot sauce

 

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix well to combine. Refrigerate until ready to use.

 

Serves 4 (serving size: 1/4 cup)

POINTS value per serving: 1

 

7. Tangy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

A perfect sauce for chicken, turkey and fish.

 

2 cups chopped roasted red peppers (from water-packed jar, or freshly roasted without oil)

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 tbsp chopped fresh ginger

1 tsp Dijon mustard

 

Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.

 

Serves 4 (serving size: 3 tablespoons)

POINTS value per serving: 1

 

8. Sundried Tomato Sauce

Excellent dip with fat-free cheese or as a topping for chicken, turkey, fish, and lean beef.

 

1 cup sundried tomatoes (not oil-packed)

1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth

2 cloves garlic, chopped

2 tbsp fresh basil leaves

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 tsp olive oil

 

Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.

 

Serves 4 (serving size: 1/4 cup)

POINTS value per serving: 1

 

9. Creamy Basil Pesto

Try this as a dip and sauce for chicken, fish, vegetables, and whole wheat pasta.

 

2 cups fresh basil leaves

1 cup nonfat sour cream

2 tbsp fat-free parmesan cheese

3 cloves garlic, chopped

 

Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.

 

Serves 4 (serving size: 1/4 cup)

POINTS value per serving: 1

 

10. Mango Chutney

Perfect for pork tenderloin, chicken and turkey.

 

2 cups chopped fresh mango

1/4 cup diced red onion

2 teaspoons Splenda sweetener (2 packets)

1 tbsp white wine vinegar

 

Combine all ingredients in medium saucepan and set pan over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer and cook 10 to 15 minutes, until mango breaks down and sauce thickens (sauce should reduce to about 1 cup).

 

Serves 4 (serving size: 1/4 cup)

POINTS value per serving: 1


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Thank you very much! i have taken a few of these and can't wait to try them! it's always good to keep your menu new and exciting! thanks!


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Guest FoodAllergyMom

They sound great! Has anyone tried any of them yet?

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I haven't, but they look like winners. The first one I will likely try is the Mango Chutney. I love Stonewall Kitchen's Fresh Mango Chutney, but it isn't core. I might use this and add a pinch of curry to it to imitate the Stonewall Kitchen version.

 

(It goes great with Salmon!)

 

Skymom


179.2/137.2/145(WWG)/135 (PG)

 

Lifetime since May 1988

Back On Program since November 29, 2008

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Guest jdboileau

Hey. Thanks for posting the recipes. I've had great success with core but was getting bored with the same-old, same-old. I've tried a few new recipes now but am still on the lookout for more. These sauces will help a lot. I'm printing them as I write this.

 

Best of luck on core. :)

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Thank you so much for this!!! While I'm not doing core, the sauces look points friendly!


Jeannette

 

"I have searched for the phrase "I shall walk the Earth and my hunger will know no bounds", but I keep getting redirected to Weight Watchers." Ianto Jones, Torchwood

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Guest marathonmaniac

does anyone have any other ideas? i need something to put on my barley

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Wow! These look really good and interesting! I need something to 'dress' up my same old chicken! I'm not on Core either, but the Points are extremely low!!

 

Thanks again!:buddysmoo


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