Greek Sauce for Naked Vegetables

"Nudism at my dining table is prohibited. Do your part to help stamp out vegetable pornography."
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  • 3 large eggs, yolks only
  • 2 lemons, juice only
  • 12 fluid ounces hot stock


  • Place the egg yolks in a saucepan over a very low heat and whisk for two minutes.
  • Continue whisking while your gradually add the lemon juice.
  • Gradually whisk in the hot stock: the amount of stock depends on how thick you want the sauce.
  • Do not boil.
  • Serve hot over mercilessly-steamed veggies - that'll teach them!

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  1. I needed a sauce to go with some greek burgers I made & thought this sounded like a go-er. I had a bit of trouble at first trying to get the sauce to thicken even though I only used 1 cup stock, I ended up having to add conrnflour to thicken which was fine but the end result was just a bit too tangy for us..I softened the tang with about 1/3 cup sour cream which sat better with us but thanks for posting!
  2. I served this over recipe #72409 - Lazy Stuffed Cabbage Casserole - and it was delicious. Easy to prepare, just be sure to watch those egg yolks! Very nice flavor. Thank you for sharing this keeper!
  3. Another classic from this witty chef. Always a joy to read (and make) the latest from "Miller". Keep 'em coming. Don't rush this sauce and it is perfect.
  4. While I had a little trouble with getting the heat low enough to not scramble my egg yolks the first time, I was glad I perservered. The sauce had a lemony, smooth flavor that we enjoyed. I poured this sauce on a mixture of steamed carrots, brussel sprouts, and snow peas. Thanks Miller for the recipe & the laughter your description provided me.


Gavin "Miller" Duncan passed away November 12, 2004 in Laurel, MD from complications of a "broken" heart. The outpouring of support from the Recipezaar community while his health was declining was a huge comfort to him and even "perked him up" a bit in his final month. Miller was a huge asset to Recipezaar, not only due to his incredible collection of recipes, but his participation in the forums. Miller was known for his wonderful low-sodium recipes, his warmth, and last, but not least, his wicked, dry sense of humor. Liza at Recipezaar ********************************************************* No, the picture to the left is not me. It is, in fact, a picture of famous TV Chef Jamie Oliver (a/k/a Thpit Boy)’s grandfather, the late Sir Topaz McWhacker. Note the strong family resemblance, most noticeable in the nose, eyebrows, and general lack of cleanliness Legend has it that Topaz taught Thpit everything that he knows about whacking and about only washing and combing his hair twice a year. . Instead of the trivia that many Recipezaar members have displayed on their “About Me” pages, I thought it might be a tad more helpful if I were to provide some beneficial information that you can put to good practical use either in your own kitchen or when you are watching the antics of some celebrated TV chefs. So, for your enlightenment..... . . Chairman Kaga: When he says “Ion Shff”, he really means “Iron Chef” or, perhaps, “I need a Kleenex” . Chef Paula Deen: When she says “awl”, she really means “oil”. When she says “y’all”, she really means “everyone except m’all”. When she says “bring the water to a bawl”, I have no clue what she means - I thought you could only make a baby “bawl”. And, boys and girls, you can easily Deenize the sentences that you use in your very own kitchen, such as “All y’all can bawl your corn in olive awl or wrap it in aluminum fawl”. . Emeril Lagasse: When he says “confectionery sugar’, he really means “confectioners’ sugar”. When he says “pappa-reeka”, he really means “paprika”. When he says “inside of”, he really means “in”. When he says “a little”, he really means “a lot”. Have you ever tried to count the number of times he says “a little” during any given show? Don’t – it will drive you nuts. When he says “cardamin”, he really means “cardamom”. When he says “my water don’t come seasoned”, what he really means is “I need a new joke writer”. When he says “that www dot food thing”, he really means “I flunked Computerese 101”. . Iron Chef Morimoto: When he says “Foo Netwu”, he really means “Food Network”. . Dessert Dude Jacques Torres: When he says “I going”, he really means “I am going”. (The verb “to be” has apparently been deleted from the French language.) . Spit Boy Jamie Oliver: When he says “whack it in the oven”, he really means “I am into hot, kinky stuff”. When he says “Bob’s yer uncle”, what he really means is “you’d better ask your aunt how well she REALLY knew that mailman named Robert”. When he says “rocket”, he really means “an older weapon being used in Iraq”. When he says “Fewd Netwuk”, he really means “Food Network”. . Numerous chefs: When they say “codfish” and “tunafish”, what they really mean is “cod” and “tuna”, respectively. Please note that they use these terms so that you don’t go out and buy “codanimal” or “tunavegetable” by mistake. Having said that, I have no clue as to why they don’t refer to “troutfish”, “salmonfish”, “red snapperfish”, etc., etc. . Giggly-Wiggly Rachael Ray: When she says “EVOO”, she really means “don’t use BOCO (boring old corn oil)”. When she says “a little lettuce action going on”, she really means “with only 8 minutes left in the game, cabbages are still in the lead, but lettuces are making a strong comeback”. . Two Fat Ladies: When they say “I gwing”, they really mean “I am going” or “Sorry, but we have been watching too many episodes of Jacques Torres’ show”. . Please note that the above is not all-inclusive. If there are other celebrity chef words or phrases that have you stumped, please post an "ISO" message in the discussion forums and I will find the translation for you.
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