List of sauces

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A chef whisking a sauce
Sweet rujak sauce. Made of palm sugar, tamarind, peanuts, and chilli.

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


By type[edit]

Brown sauces[edit]

Pork fillet with Bordelaise sauce

Brown sauces include:

Butter sauces[edit]

Seared ahi tuna in a beurre blanc sauce

Emulsified sauces[edit]

Green sauces[edit]

Hot sauces (Chile pepper-tinged sauces)[edit]

Phrik nam pla is a common hot sauce in Thai cuisine

Hot sauces include:

Meat-based sauces[edit]

Sauces made of chopped fresh ingredients[edit]

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

Sweet sauces[edit]

White sauces[edit]

Mornay sauce poured over an orecchiette pasta dish

By region[edit]


Maafe sauce is based upon groundnuts

Sauces in African cuisine include:


East Asian sauces[edit]

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

Southeast Asian sauces[edit]

An historic Garum (fermented fish sauce) factory at Baelo Claudia in the Cádiz, Spain
Traditional sambal terasi served on stone mortar with garlic and lime

Sauces used in the Oceania region include:


Sauces in Caucasian cuisine (the Caucasus region) include:

Great Britain[edit]

Homemade apple sauce being prepared

Sauces in British cuisine include:

Middle East[edit]

Commercially-prepared red skhug, a Middle Eastern hot sauce

Sauces in Middle Eastern cuisine include:

South America[edit]

Sauces in South American cuisine include:

By country[edit]


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

Sauces in Argentine cuisine include:


Sauces in the cuisine of Barbados include:


Sauces in Bolivian cuisine include:


Sauces in Canadian cuisine include:


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


Sauces in Georgian cuisine include:


Sauces in German cuisine include:


Sauces in Greek cuisine include:


Sauces in Indian cuisine include:


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:


Chicken in a red mole sauce

Sauces in Mexican cuisine include:


Sauces in Dutch cuisine include:


Cassava suman smothered in Latik

Sauces in Philippine cuisine include:

  • Bagoong [17]
  • Banana ketchup
  • 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:


Sauces in Romanian cuisine include:


Khrenovina sauce, a spicy horseradish sauce originating from Siberia

Sauces in Russian cuisine include:


Sauces in Spanish cuisine include:

Canary Islands[edit]

Sauces used in the cuisine of the Canary Islands include:


Sauces in Swiss cuisine include:


Nam chim paesa sauce

Sauces in Thai cuisine include:

United States[edit]

Sauces in the cuisine of the United States include:

Puerto Rico[edit]

Sauces in Puerto Rican cuisine include:

Prepared sauces[edit]

See also[edit]


Fermented hot sauce
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