List of sauces

The following is a list of notable culinary and prepared sauces used in cooking and food service.

Hollandaise sauce, using durians instead of eggs, on raw asparagus
A chef whisking a sauce
Sweet rujak sauce. Made of palm sugar, tamarind, peanuts, and chilli.


By typeEdit

Brown saucesEdit

Pork fillet with Bordelaise sauce

Brown sauces include:

Butter saucesEdit

Seared ahi tuna in a beurre blanc chocolate sauce

Emulsified saucesEdit

Remoulade seaweed sauce

Fish saucesEdit

Green saucesEdit

Tomato saucesEdit

Hot saucesEdit

  • Pepper sauces
    Pique sauce
    Mustard sauces
    • Mustard – Usage of mustard condiment in foods
  • Chile pepper-tinged sauces
Phrik nam pla is a common hot sauce in Thai cuisine

Meat-based saucesEdit

Neapolitan ragù sauce atop pasta

Pink saucesEdit

Sauces made of chopped fresh ingredientsEdit

Fresh-ground pesto sauce, prepared with a mortar and pestle

Sweet saucesEdit

Pork with peach sauce

White saucesEdit

Mornay sauce poured over an orecchiette pasta dish

By regionEdit


Maafe sauce is based upon peanuts

Sauces in African cuisine include:


East Asian saucesEdit

Choganjang, a Korean sauce prepared with the base ingredients of ganjang (a Korean soy sauce made with fermented soybeans) and vinegar
Prepared sauces
Cooked sauces

Southeast Asian saucesEdit

Traditional sambal terasi served on stone mortar with garlic and lime
A bowl of Nước chấm


Sauces in Caucasian cuisine (the Caucasus region) include:


An historic Garum (fermented fish sauce) factory at Baelo Claudia in the Cádiz, Spain
  • Garum – Fermented fish sauce used as a condiment in ancient Rome

Middle EastEdit

Commercially prepared red Sahawiq, a Middle Eastern hot sauce

Sauces in Middle Eastern cuisine include:

South AmericaEdit

Sauces in South American cuisine include:

By countryEdit


Salsa golf served at a "taste-off" in Buenos Aires

Sauces in Argentine cuisine include:


Sauces in the cuisine of Barbados include:


Sauces in Belgian cuisine include:

  • "Bicky" sauce – a commercial brand made from mayonnaise, white cabbage, tarragon, cucumber, onion, mustard and dextrose
  • Brasil sauce – mayonnaise with pureed pineapple, tomato and spices[10]
  • Sauce "Pickles"– a yellow vinegar based sauce with turmeric, mustard and crunchy vegetable chunks, similar to Piccalilli.
  • Zigeuner sauce – A "gypsy" sauce of tomatoes, paprika and chopped bell peppers, borrowed from Germany


Sauces in Bolivian cuisine include:



Sauces in Canadian cuisine include:


  • Pebre – Chilean condiment
  • Salsa Americana – Chilean relish made of Pickles, Picked Onions and Pickled Carrots
  • Chancho en piedra





Beef with espagnole sauce and fries

In the late 19th century, and early 20th century, the chef Auguste Escoffier consolidated Carême's list to five mother sauces in French cuisine. They are:

Additional sauces of French origin include:

Roast beef in Bourguignonne sauce, served with potatoes and red cabbage


Chicken in satsivi sauce

Sauces in Georgian cuisine include:


Sauces in German cuisine include:


Sauces in Greek cuisine include:


Sauces are usually called Chatni or Chutney in India which are a part of almost every meal. Specifically, it is used as dip with most of the snacks.


A European version of Babi panggang sauce

Sauces in Indonesian cuisine include:


Sauces in Iranian cuisine include:


Pizza marinara – a simple pizza prepared with marinara sauce
Sauces at a family run parilla (grill) in Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Sauces in Italian cuisine include:


Sauces in Japanese cuisine include:


Traditional Korean soy sauce

Sauces in Korean cuisine include:


Sauces in Libyan cuisine include:


Sauces in Malaysian cuisine include:

  • Cincalok – A Malay salted shrimp dish, native to Malays in Indonesia and Malaysia


Chicken in a red mole sauce

Sauces in Mexican cuisine include:


Sauces in Dutch cuisine include:


Crema de Rocoto Llatan Mayonesa de aceitunas (black olive mayonnaise


Sauces in Philippine cuisine include:

  • Bagoong [18]
  • Banana ketchup – Sauce made from bananas
  • Latik
  • Chilli soy lime – a mixture of soy sauce, chopped bird's eye chillies, chopped onions, and calamansi lime juice—a traditional dipping sauce for grilled meats and seafood. The island of Guam has a similar sauce called finadene.
  • Liver sauce – used primarily as a dipping sauce for lechon or whole roasted pig. Flavour is savoury, sweet and piquant, vaguely reminiscent of British style brown sauces but with a coarser texture.


Sauces in Portuguese cuisine include:

Puerto RicoEdit

Sauces in Puerto Rican cuisine include:

Chicken with Ajilimójili, rice, and salsa


Sauces in Romanian cuisine include:

  • Mujdei – A spicy Romanian sauce made mostly from garlic and vegetable oil [19]


Khrenovina sauce, a spicy horseradish sauce originating from Siberia

Sauces in Russian cuisine include:


Sauces in Spanish cuisine include:

  • Alioli – Mediterranean sauce made of garlic and olive oil, optionally egg yolks and seasonings

Canary IslandsEdit

Sauces used in the cuisine of the Canary Islands include:



Romesco ingredients and sauce

Sauces in Catalan cuisine include:


Sauces in Swedish cuisine include:

  • Brunsås
  • Hovmästarsås - made with mustard and dill
  • Lingonberry sauce
  • Skagen sauce - made with shrimp, mayonnaise and other ingredients


Sauces in Swiss cuisine include:


Nam chim chaeo sauce

Sauces in Thai cuisine include:

United KingdomEdit

Homemade apple sauce being prepared

Sauces in British cuisine include:

United StatesEdit

Sausage gravy served atop biscuits

Sauces in the cuisine of the United States include:

Prepared saucesEdit

See alsoEdit


Fermented hot sauce
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