Everything old is new again. And in the case of this resurging trend, it’s really, really old. You might not expect a cream sauce from nineteenth-century France to be an up-and-coming menu darling, but the numbers bear it out. Soubise has grown 91% on menus in just four years,1 and the trend shows no signs of slowing down.
So, what exactly is it? Your guests would find the rich flavor familiar, even though most (86%2) wouldn’t know it by name. Based on the classic mother sauce, béchamel, this savory onion-flavored cream sauce is brimming with comfort and menu potential. The straightforward Euro comfort profile is perfectly primed for all kinds of culinary exploration from breakfast hashes to smash burgers to…well, let’s get into it.
Soubise makes everything better.
Pretty much every protein, veggie and starch is compatible with the lightly browned onion sweetness of soubise. Traditionally served as a creamy accompaniment to roasted meats and root vegetables or as a base for creamy soups, the sauce’s resurgence has propelled it into new menu territory. Expect to see it popping up on well-known comfort foods like pastas, paninis, poutines and dips. The possibilities are truly endless. Want to take your kids’ mac and cheese to the next level? Want to make your eggs benedict stand out from the pack? Want to bring some over-the-top indulgence to your cheese curd starter? We can even make a custom sauce just for you.
Check out these ten knockout recipes that feature the incredibly easy, incredibly delicious Summit Hill Foods® Soubise Sauce. Make that eleven—we couldn’t help ourselves.
Indulgent shareable or standalone snack—no judgement. Crispy french fries topped with Summit Hill Foods® Soubise Sauce, crispy bacon crumbles, diced tomatoes and pepper jack cheese.
2. Creamy-Hot Fried Chicken Sandwich
Buttermilk fried chicken, caramelized onion and Summit Hill Foods® Soubise Sauce on a warm (and hot) jalapeño Brioche bun. All thrills, no frills.
3. Grilled Steak and Onion Sandwich
A hot take on classic Philly cheesesteak with tender seared pieces of steak, grilled onions and bell peppers topped with Summit Hill Foods® Soubise Sauce. Served on warm butter-grilled French bread.
4. Chicken-Fried Bacon, Onion & Mushroom Burger
Beef patties grilled and served with crispy chicken-fried bacon, grilled mushrooms, lettuce and tomato on a warm bun. Topped with the ultimate in comfort: Summit Hill Foods® Soubise Sauce.
5. French Onion Burger
Grilled all-beef patties topped with Summit Hill Foods® Soubise Sauce and crispy onion strings on a warm brioche bun. Kind of like a warm blanket you can eat.
Thin crust flatbread pizza dough with Summit Hill Foods® Soubise Sauce, roasted garlic cloves, rappini (broccoli rabe) and roasted bell peppers finished feta cheese.
7. Artichoke and Leek Soubise Fondue
Leeks and artichokes caramelized in unsalted butter then mixed with Summit Hill Foods® Soubise Sauce and thickened for subtly sweet and savory dipping.
8. Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli Gratin
Cauliflower, broccoli and garlic roasted and topped with Summit Hill Foods® Soubise Sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan and melted to golden-brown perfection.
9. Turkey Bacon & Sausage Benedict with Soubise Hollandaise
Toasted English muffin with homemade turkey breakfast sausage, seared turkey bacon and poached egg coated with a soubise hollandaise (egg yolks tempered in Summit Hill Foods® Soubise Sauce). Garnished with scallions.
Onions, bell peppers, peas, sliced garlic and crushed red pepper sautéed in olive oil and tossed with smoked sausage, orecchiette pasta and a little Summit Hill Foods® Soubise Sauce for next-level deliciousness.
And, your bonus soubise:
11. Sunchoke, Caramelized Pear and Onion Soup
An unforgettable soup for a cold-weather menu. Summit Hill Foods® Soubise Sauce slow cooked with a bit of stock, sunchokes and caramelized pears.
Ready to satisfy comfort seekers in a spectacular way? We can help you simplify back-of-house labor without losing the quality flavor your kitchen is known for. Or amplify the flavors of your manufactured products. Or create incredible finishing sauces for your meal kits and prepared meals. Reach out for more information on how you can get your own custom-developed soubise product and other custom formulations for your organization.
1Datassential MenuTrends Infinite
2Datassential SNAP, 2021