The Perfect Sauces to Go with Every Christmas Main Dish

Make that prime rib roast shine
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All December long, we're bringing you the recipes, tips and tricks you need to Feast your way through the holidays, no matter how you celebrate the season.

The holidays are the perfect time to go all out when it comes to the menu: hearty, decadent main dishes; endless sides; and rich sauces. While prime rib, roast duck and honey-glazed ham are usually the stars of the show, they would be nothing without the sauces that really make them shine.

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Enhance your Christmas menu with these sauces that match whatever you're making for the main event.

① For Roast Chicken

Salsa Verde

Lingonberry Sauce

Brown Butter-and-Spinach Sauce

Savory Cranberry Sauce

② For Herb-Crusted Prime Rib Roast

Béarnaise Sauce

Bone Marrow Butter with Chives and Meyer Lemon 

③ For Poached Fish


Charred Tomato Oil 

④ For Roast Leg of Lamb

Chestnut and Mushroom Gravy with Roasted Onions

Tare Sauce

⑤ For Glazed Ham

Herby Crème Fraîche

⑥ For Seared Pork

Green Peppercorn Sauce


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