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Recipe: Basil butter and sun-dried tomato sauceBy Mayo Clinic staff
Original Article: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/healthy-recipes/NU00465
Dietitian's tip: Serve this basil butter tomato sauce over roasted chicken, veal or pork. You can use trans-free margarine instead of butter to lower the amount of saturated fat in the sauce.
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose (plain) flour
- 1 cup unsalted chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 tablespoon sun-dried tomato paste
In a small, heavy saucepan, melt the butter over low heat. Whisk in the flour and cook until the mixture is light tan, about 2 minutes. To avoid burning, stir the mixture continuously. Add the chicken broth and turn up the heat to medium, stirring until thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the basil and tomato paste. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 2 minutes more. Serve warm.
Nutritional analysis per serving
|Serving size: 1/3 cup|
|Total fat||3 g||Total carbohydrate||3 g|
|Saturated fat||2 g||Dietary fiber||trace|
|Monounsaturated fat||1 g||Protein||1 g|
|Fats and oils||1/2|