From The Stinking Rose restaurant in San Francisco. This is an Italian appetizer dish and the name translates as 'hot bath'. Serve with a good crusty sourdough, breadsticks or your favorite vegetables for dipping, such as bell peppers, zucchini, broccoli, or whole mushrooms. It's typically served as an appetizer, but is also fantastic drizzled over grilled fish or vegetables.
This is a revision of a recipe that I found on this site. The former recipe called six pounds of cheese so I broke the recipe down and added other ingredients for flavor. This makes enough for a family of four to six. Regular Velveeta makes a nice sauce for vegetables.
Tired of cheese sauce? Try this quick sauce for a change. MAY 2008: EDITED to add the small amount of sugar the reviewers suggested -- thank you both! This recipe only makes a small amount of sauce, for a small to medium head of broccoli (I usually break mine into florets), so double the recipe for more sauce.
I'm posting this recipe in response to a request, plus it looked like a very good mix to use in a variety of ways. Plus, making a batch of this could be great for gifts and/or items to sell at a craft fair or bazaar! (from the Make-a-Mix cookbook)
I eat a fair amount of fish so I keep this handy in my kitchen. I find it flavorful enough that I don't miss salt. Good on fish or seafood, even in tuna sandwiches. Also good in salad dressing. If you don't think you'll use it very often, you can halve the recipe. All amounts listed are for dried ingredients (except lemon peel may be dried or fresh).
An adopted recipe whose original intro stated: "This is very versatile. You can use it as a dip for vegetables, egg rolls etc, a marinade for chicken or as a salad dressing. Adjust thickness accordingly." Originally posted by Mean Chef.