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A Good Sauce for Steaks


  • 1 ounce of whole black pepper
  • 1/2 ounce of allspice
  • 1 ounce of salt
  • 1/2 ounce grated horseradish
  • 1/2 ounce of pickled shalots
  • 1 pint of mushroom ketchup or walnut pickle


Pound all the ingredients finely in a mortar, and put them into the ketchup or walnut-liquor. Let them stand for a fortnight, when strain off the liquor and bottle for use. Either pour a little of the sauce over the steaks or mix it in the gravy.

Seasonable: This can be made at any time.

Note: In using a jar of pickled walnuts, there is frequently left a large quantity of liquor; this should be converted into a sauce like the above, and will be found a very useful relish.


The Book of Household Management (1861).


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