Last night Adam and I had no clue what to do for dinner.
We were hungry and wanted something quick.
As you should know by now, I work for Shirley J, a food products company. Our flagship product is called Universal Sauce, it's basically an add water substitute for a cream or white sauce.
So like I said, We didn't know what to have for dinner last night so we just started looking through our cupboards and fridge.
We pulled out the following: asparagus, rigatoni pasta and onions and figured we'd make pasta and use Shirley J to make an Alfredo sauce. We selected this recipe called Deluxe Alfredo Sauce from the Shirley J site. (called for Shirley J, water, onions, cayenne, black pepper, Shirley J Chicken Bouillon)
And I loved it! It has the perfect amount of kick from the cayenne and is so creamy and good.
Here's the recipe:
Deluxe Alfredo Sauce
via Shirley J Web site
3 TB butter
4 cloves of chopped garlic
1 cup yellow onions (chopped small)
4 cups water
1 cup Shirley J Universal Sauce
½ tsp Shirley J Chicken Bouillon
¼ tsp cayenne
½ tsp black pepper
½ cup grated Parmesan
In a medium saucepan on medium heat add butter, garlic, and onions. Cook for 5 min or until onions start to brown. Add water and Universal Sauce, mix thoroughly and bring to a simmer. Add bouillon, cayenne, and black pepper. Remove from heat, stir in Parmesan cheese.
It was so fast and easy and I loved that I had asparagus to throw in with the pasta!
I love the Universal Sauce for when I'm in a hurry or for when I don't want to run to the store for heavy cream when making a white sauce. You should know too that you can use it for SO many other things other than sauce.
Here are some recipes to try using Shirley J Universal Sauce:
Thai Peanut Sauce over Noodles with Shrimp
Easy Alfredo Sauce (if you really want it to be basic)
Shirley J Fondue
Creamy Rosemary Mashed Potatoes
Substitute for Condensed Soups
Chicken in Mushroom Sauce over Wild Rice
Vegetarian Alfredo Pizza
Cheesy Asparagus and Rice
PS... If you're local, our corporate Chef is going to be on Good Things Utah on February 1st.