Sauces can be tricky. They can be too thin, or too thick. In this video, we show you how to reduce a sauce so it becomes thicker and coats the food better.
How To Reduce A Sauce
There are a few things you can do to reduce a sauce. One is to simmer it on low heat until it thickens. You can also use a slotted spoon to remove some of the excess liquid. Another option is to thicken it with a cornstarch slurry (cornstarch dissolved in water).
-A pan or pot -Spoon -Knife -Cutting board -Measuring spoons and cups -Salt -Pepper
- Reduce sauce over medium heat, stirring frequently
- Allow to simmer until desired thickness is achieved
1. Start by reducing the sauce on medium-high heat. 2. Stir the sauce often, and bring it to a boil. 3. Reduce the heat to low, and simmer the sauce for 10 minutes. 4. Remove the sauce from the heat, and let it cool.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Heat Do You Reduce A Sauce?
The heat of a sauce can be reduced by simmering it on low heat.
How Much Can You Reduce A Sauce?
You can reduce a sauce by simmering it on the stove until it has reduced in volume by about half.
Can You Reduce Any Sauce?
Yes, you can reduce any sauce by simmering it on low heat until it thickens.
Taking Everything Into Account
‘s acidity There are several ways to reduce a sauce’s acidity. Adding sugar, using less vinegar or lemon juice, and simmering the sauce longer all help to reduce the acidity. Additionally, adding an acidic ingredient such as tomatoes can also help to balance out the sauce.