forum: Food & Drink

#1 Sat 19 Mar 11 12:54pm


Member since Fri 18 Feb 11

Harveys sauce

I bought a bottle of Harveys sauce because i'm a sucker for an interesting bottle/jar but it's left me scratching my head as to what to do with it... Is it only for marinading ?  I've tried google-ing it but it only comes up with recipes to make it !

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#2 Fri 25 Mar 11 4:21pm


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Re: Harveys sauce

Mrs Beetons Mock Turtle seems to call for a little Harvey's sauce:

173. INGREDIENTS.—A knuckle of veal weighing 5 or 6 lbs., 2 cow-heels, 2 large onions stuck with cloves, 1 bunch of sweet herbs, 3 blades of mace, salt to taste, 12 peppercorns, 1 glass of sherry, 24 force-meat balls, a little lemon-juice, 4 quarts of water. Mode.—Put all the ingredients, except the force-meat balls and lemon-juice, in an earthen jar, and stew for 6 hours. Do not open it till cold. When wanted for use, skim off all the fat, and strain carefully; place it on the fire, cut up the meat into inch-and-a-half squares, put it, with the force-meat balls and lemon-juice, into the soup, and serve. It can be flavoured with a tablespoonful of anchovy, or Harvey's sauce. Time.—6 hours. Average cost,1s. 4d. per quart. Seasonable in winter. Sufficient for 10 persons.

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#3 Wed 03 Apr 13 2:44am


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Re: Harveys sauce

In answer to the query re Harveys Sauce. It is used in Constance Spry cookbook for Devil Sauce. page 727.
I did try to obtain a bottle from Fortnums who used to sell it but unfortunately no more.. If you need the recipe let me know

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#4 Wed 03 Apr 13 8:35am


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Re: Harveys sauce

I've never heard of it! What's it like?

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#5 Wed 03 Apr 13 11:39am


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Re: Harveys sauce

Never heard of it - got this off google

Interesting site  wink


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#6 Wed 03 Apr 13 11:13pm


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Re: Harveys sauce

interesting site

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