NY White Sauce

I had never heard of this sauce before, and just recently saw a recipe for it. There were a few ingredients I did not like in the recipe so I switched out a few, added some and omitted the sugar and vinegar. Super quick and easy to make.

It was great served over the roasted veg I made for lunch yesterday. Pretty sure you could put it onto just about anything savoury.

Here it is served with roast shoulder of seasoned beef, eggplant with green chili and Adobo spice, yams with Ancho spice and delicata squash with freshly grated turmeric. My fingers are still saffron yellow, but absolutely worth it. I found the fresh turmeric at the Mexican Mercado market I love to go to, but tbh, I don’t go often enough!

Here are the treasures I found at the Mexican market last Sunday. The ginger is fantastic and I have plans for that chorizo sausage! The green salsa is delicious but very hot and the little fingers of turmeric are absolutely perfect.

I just mixed the NY white sauce up in the yogurt tub I had.

See recipe below!

Quick tip for zesting citrus.

I find leaving zesting for after I’ve juiced a lime or any citrus, the juicer makes a perfect holding device for the skin. I’m always grating myself when just holding the citrus in my hand. This is my go to default way to zest without scrapes.

Be sure to have a pint sized jar for storage. If you would like this runnier for pouring or drizzling, add more cream or buttermilk at the end.


  • 1/2 cup heavy Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup good mayonnaise
  • 1 lime or lemon, juice and zest
  • 5 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped
  • 2 tsp dried chopped rosemary or dill
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 to 2 tblsp fresh cream, buttermilk or milk


Stir in ingredients in order of list, lastly adding cream to your desired consistency. Next time I’d make it a bit less chonky!

Bottle and refrigerate.


My sweetie bought me these wonderful spices but I would never recommend the company. What a struggle he had to get them to deliver the order but I have to say, the spice blends are really good and fresh. What a shame they are such a badly run business.

So utterly delicious, you could make them yourself, so I thought to share.

Adobo mix:

Sweet paprika, black pepper, oregano, chipotle chili powder, toasted cumin, onion powder, garlic powder

Adobo Seasoning

Oaxacan Ancho Chili

Ancho chili powder, cumin, oregano, garlic, coffee grinds, cinnamon, thyme, ground pepper

Ancho Seasoning


Beef Stew seasoning

Oregano, black pepper, smoked paprika, celery seeds, chopped dried rosemary, onion powder, garlic granules, dried basil and parsley, cayenne pepper

Beef Stew Seasoning

More to follow as I try them!

My new favourite baseball shirt our son gave me! ❤ (and that’s my favourite coffee mug too! Getafix is one of my all time best comic book characters).

Happy Weekending!

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