Friday, October 19, 2012

Family Friday: Aunt Carina and her apricot sauce

Carina is my mother’s cousin but since they’re very close, she’s definitely like an aunt to me. Although our political ideas differ a lot, we’ve always had a good relationship. Besides being a strong independent woman who will listen to no one who tells her what to do, she’s also a fantastic host for dinner parties. I love the relaxed atmosphere she manages to create. When you arrive, she might or might not be dressed, the food will certainly not be ready and you will definitely be offered something to drink. Then, the food will be cooked together and eaten in the kitchen at the sometimes too small kitchen table. The food always tastes amazing and I’m impressed by how she always comes up with a new and interesting menu.

One time, she served me this apricot sauce. 

 Carina's apricot sauce

10 dried apricots
300 ml water

50 g finely chopped onion
1 tbs non-dairy margarine
100 ml white wine
1/2 tbs broth powder
tiny bit of cayenne pepper
2 tbs non-dairy margarine

Bring the water to a boil and pour over the apricots Let soak for at least 8 hours.

Chop the onion and sautée it in 1 tbs margarine until soft. Add apricots and the soaking water, wine and broth powder. Cover and let simmer until the apricots are completely soft.

Using a immersion blender or a regular one, blend the sauce until smooth. Add cayenne pepper and 2 tbs margarine and stir until dissolved. Eat, preferably with some kind of oven roasted potatoes.


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