A delicious variation
PAN SAUCE TRANSFORMS THIS EASY BAKED CHICKEN DISH INTO A TASTY DINNER
Special sauce travels with an entourage, sandwiched between “two all beef patties” and “lettuce cheese pickles onions on a sesame seed bun.” Despite such high security, burger behemoth Mcdonald’s managed to lose the recipe. And later re-create it.
Now special sauce is smeared everywhere — Big Mac, resume, corporate slogan. Life coaches, college counsellors and CEOS like to invoke “special sauce” — meaning not pink mayo, but a unique trait. An intriguing, if messy, concept.
At my work site, the CEO likes to invoke pan sauce. It’s a recipe that scrapes the essence of a dish — as expressed in the browned bits stuck to the pan — into a sauce swirled bright with wine and smooth with butter. It’s uniquely quick and delicious. In other words, special.