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BRIAN IN THE KITCHEN  brought to you by Stittsworth Meats

November 16 2012

Simple Pan Sauce

Sauté your protein of choice until done. Remove from the pan and keep warm.
Turn the heat to medium high, and deglaze with a flavorful liquid, scraping the pan with a spoon to dissolve all the fond. Reduce by at least 1/3, to taste.
When the reduction is a bit syrupy, remove from the heat.
Taste and add salt and pepper, if necessary.
Swirl in a pat of butter or a splash of cream to finish the sauce, round out the flavors and give it some added body.

Since pan sauces can be intensely flavored, you really only need one or two tablespoons per serving. So, to make a pan sauce for a family of four, you will only need about 1/2 cup of sauce.