If you've been searching for a Newburg sauce comparable to the Knorr's packaged variety, you've come to the right place. This sauce is no more difficult or complicated than a basic cream sauce, and there are countless seafood recipes that can be made with it as the base.
This recipe is by Peggy Brown of Monroe, Michigan, and was originally published in The Baltimore Sun.
Seafood Redi-Base is a mail-order soup base, available at some retailers or directly from the company's website.
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 2 Tablespoons flour
- 2 Cups water
- 2 Teaspoons Seafood Redi-Base (see notes)
- 1/2 Teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
- 1 Teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 Teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 Tablespoons dry sherry
- 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
Step 1: In a saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter; add 2 tablespoons flour to form a roux. Slowly whisk in 2 cups water and 2 teaspoons Seafood Redi-Base until blended.
Step 2: Add 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning, 1 teaspoon paprika and 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil.
Step 3: Remove from heat. Add 2 tablespoons dry sherry and 2 tablespoons heavy cream.