Originally Posted by StokeMySmoke
Got a good steak sauce in that book? I suck at sauces of any kind...
How about a pepper sauce:
1/4 c. butter
1 small carrot chopped
1 med. onion chopped
1 celery stalk chopped
Bouquet garni (1 bay leaf, 1 sprig fresh thyme, 4 fresh parsely sprigs tied together)
2 tsp. flour
3/4 c. red wine
1 tbls. red-wine vinegar
About 1/4 tsp. fresh ground pepper
melt buttewr in saucepan, add veggies and bouguet garni; saute, stirring often, until veggies start to brown. Add flour all at once and stir w/ wooden spoon. cook over low heat until flour browns, stirring constantly.
Meanwhile, warm wine and vinegar in a small saucepan. Pour all at once into flour mixture. Blend thoroughly. Bring to boil and gently simmer uncovered, for 20 min. Add pepper to taste. cook 1 min.
Strain through fine sieve and serve hot with beef or venison.