Everything is Awesome Lemon Garlic Sauce

Woah.  Almost forgot I had a blog for awhile there.

I’ve sort of kind of have excuses though.

I’ve been traveling

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Knitting the Forever Sweater

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Residing my house

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Playing roller derby (which is the coolest thing I’ve done)

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And, finally, watching The Lego Movie over and over again.

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All in all, it’s been awesome.  Everything is awesome.  Especially this lemon-garlic sauce.

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Yup.  Pretty awesome.  And easy.  And we all know easy+delicious=awesome.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1.5 T butter

6-8 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 c. milk

3 oz. havarti

.5-1 t. lemon zest

Pepper, to taste

1 t. cornstarch

Garlic is a great addition to basically anything.  It’s like a little nugget of happiness.  In this case, at least 6 nuggets of happiness.  Before you mince your garlic, it’s ok to admire it a bit.

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Garlic goes GREAT with lemon, in case you didn’t know.  Be careful, though, because both flavors are strong, and one can easily mask the other.  It’s a difficult balance to strike.  I suppose if you want lemon-garlic sauce, you add the full teaspoon of lemon zest.  If you want garlic-lemon sauce, put in half a teaspoon.

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Either way I think you’ll like it.

Back to it.  Mince your garlic and add to a small saucepan with melted butter over medium heat.

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Stir constantly for about 30 seconds or until the butter smells nice and garlicky.  Add the milk and cheese and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly.

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Once almost all the cheese is melted, add the lemon zest and pepper.  Add the cornstarch and whisk well, breaking up any chunks that might be trying to form.  Bring to a simmer again.

Spoon over grilled chicken, veggies, noodles, or whatever you want.  Since it’s pretty much fondue, pour it into a bowl and dip a loaf of bread in it and call that dinner.  I won’t judge.

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Yup.  Whatever you do with this sauce, enjoy it.

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