"Sauce is the glue that holds a great dish together," says Michael Angeloni, co-owner and executive chef of Open Concept Hospitality (Amano Trattoria, Union Chicken). "I look at a sauce as anything from a beautiful chicken gravy, a tomato sauce, to an amazing salad dressing. Taking the time to make a really good sauce can make something simple, like a lovely piece of fried chicken, turn into something truly amazing!"
Here, Angeloni shares three of his go-to sauce recipes so you can take your meal to the next level. Try his ranch dressing over a beautiful ceasar salad loaded with all the accoutrements. Meanwhile, the hot maple honey sauce is made for dipping. And elevate any plate of pasta with this homemade tomato sauce recipe. However you use them, these sauce recipes will kick any meal up a notch.