In cooking, a sauce is a liquid, cream, or semi-solid food, served on or used in preparing other foods. Most sauces are not normally consumed by themselves; they add flavor, moisture, and visual appeal to a dish. Sauce is a French word taken from the Latin salsa, meaning salted. Possibly the oldest recorded European sauce is garum, the fish sauce used by the Ancient Greeks; while doubanjiang, the Chinese soy bean paste is mentioned in Rites of Zhou in the 3rd century BC.
Sauces need a liquid component. Sauces are an essential element in cuisines all over the world.
Sauces may be used for sweet or savory dishes. They may be prepared and served cold, like mayonnaise, prepared cold but served lukewarm like pesto, cooked and served warm like bechamel or cooked and served cold like apple sauce. They may be freshly prepared by the cook, especially in restaurants, but today many sauces are sold premade and packaged like Worcestershire sauce, HP Sauce, soy sauce or ketchup. Sauces for salad are called salad dressing. Sauces made by deglazing a pan are called pan sauces.
A chef who specializes in making sauces is called a saucier.

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  1. rascal

    Fish n chip curry sauce

    So I printed this recipe off ages ago and been meaning to try it and see if it lives up to its name. Apple onion oil tomato paste pepper lemon juice curry powder and water. I know it's big in the uk. I liked it and will try it out on my kids tomorrow. Any thoughts? Russ
  2. flyinglentris

    Recipe Black Currant Barbecue Sauce

    Black Currant Barbecue Sauce: Ingredients: 1) Garlic - 1/8 Cup 2) Tomato paste - 1 4 Oz. can. 3) Black currant preserve - 1/8 to 1/4 cup 4) Cayenne pepper sauce - 1 tblspn. 5) Balsamic vinegar - 5 to 6 tblspns. 6) Lime juice - 2 tblspns. 7) Adobo - 1 tblspn. 8) Brown sugar - 2 tblspns...
  3. Black Currant Barbecue Sauce

    Black Currant Barbecue Sauce

    Black Currant Barbecue Sauce
  4. rascal

    Piri piri sauce experience help needed

    I know I can giggle but any one have any experience or tips on making it. It comes up quite a bit lately. Watching rick last night he said it originally came from Mozambique. It's Swahili and means peppe pepper. Any recipes or tips appreciated. Russ
  5. JAS_OH1

    Looking for a whiskey cream sauce recipe for chicken

    I was wondering if anyone has a recipe for a whiskey cream sauce? Several years ago I ate at a restaurant that had what they called Gaelic chicken. It was made with Irish whiskey, cream, and mushrooms if I remember correctly, although I have no idea what ratios and can't remember if it had...
  6. caseydog

    Recipe Baby Back Ribs with Dark Chocolate Rub and Dark Chocolate BBQ Sauce

    Baby Back Ribs with Dark Chocolate Rub and Dark Chocolate BBQ Sauce Chocolate Chipotle BBQ Rub 4 TBSP 100% Cocoa Powder 6 TBSP Dark Brown Sugar 4 TBSP Kosher Salt 3 TBSP Smoked Paprika 3 TBSP Course Ground Black Pepper 2 TBSP Finely Ground Chipotle Pepper 2 TBSP Granulated Garlic Combine in a...
  7. Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

    Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

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  8. Basil Pesto

    Basil Pesto

    Basil Pesto
  9. Habanero Salsa

    Habanero Salsa

    Habanero Salsa
  10. Pickapeppa Sauce

    Pickapeppa Sauce

    Pickapeppa Sauce
  11. Cayenne Pepper Sauce

    Cayenne Pepper Sauce

    Cayenne Pepper Sauce
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    Norma sauce.jpeg

  13. mjd

    Recipe Memphis Barbecue Sauce

    Some of the best BBQ I've ever had was a hole in the wall in Tennessee. I traveled for work back then and got so sick of hotel food. I ventured out and found a place. I can't remember the name of it though. I've never been able to duplicate their sauce but I won't stop trying. ;-) Memphis...
  14. Termyn8or

    Alright, my Spaghetti Sauce

    Wow, it is letting me edit, I feel so speshul. :-) Prep time, 45 min.- an hour, totl 4 hours plus to really cook it. I have probably mentioned the rosemary/fennel tea. For a pot of sauce, I have this brand of canned sauce and whole tomatoes that has a fantastic flavor and no sugar. I am...
  15. mjd

    Recipe Bourbon Whiskey BBQ Sauce

    MJ's comments - This is fabulous. I use a immersion blender instead of straining it but either way works. Bourbon Whiskey BBQ Sauce Prep: 15 mins Cook: 30 mins Total: 45 mins Servings: 16 Yield: 4 cups Original recipe yields 16 servings Ingredients ½ onion, minced 4 cloves garlic, minced ¾...
  16. mjd

    Recipe Brown Sugar Balsamic Barbecue Sauce

    Brown Sugar Balsamic Barbecue Sauce Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Servings: Yield: 100 servings Source: INGREDIENTS 1 large red onion, diced 6 cloves minced garlic 3 tbsp olive oil 1 large apple thinly sliced 8 large very ripe diced tomatoes with the skins...
  17. caseydog

    Recipe Quinoa Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise Sauce.

    Quinoa Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise Sauce. 1 cup Ouinoa 2 cups water 1 egg 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano 1/4 cup bread crumbs 1 or 2 pieces of Canadian (back) bacon -- may substitute ham 1 egg (poached) 3 egg yolks 1 TSP Dijon Mustard 1 TSP fresh lemon juice 1/2 cup melted butter Cayenne...
  18. caseydog

    Recipe Filet Mignon and Garlic Butter Quinoa and Peppercorn Cognac Sauce

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  19. mjd

    Taco Bell will start reusing hot sauce packets

    The heading of this article is misleading. Taco Bell isn't planning to reuse packets. They want to recycle them. Taco Bell will start reusing hot sauce packets Taco Bell's plastic sauce packets have a short life. After all, what else are you supposed to do with them after they're squeezed to...
  20. Dill Garlic Butter

    Dill Garlic Butter

    Dill Garlic Butter
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