Fish with White Wine Sauce (2023)

Here’s a simple yet luxurious and elegant White Wine Sauce for fish. I’ve served it with snapper but it will go with just about any fish that can be pan-fried. But think beyond the fin! This creamy sauce also pairs beautifully with chicken, pork and crustaceans (shrimp/prawns, lobster, crab), cooked almost any which way.

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White wine sauce for fish

This is a beautiful wine sauce for fish that oozes swanky vibes. Glossy-white, rich and singing with the gently tart flavours of white wine and lemon, it’s the sort of sauce that comes in a little porcelain jug accompanying the pricey sole dish you ordered at that ritzy French joint on your birthday.

Truth be told, we do deploy a little restaurant-style trick to achieve that beautiful sheen and luxurious mouthfeel to the sauce. But don’t be discouraged: this sauce is actually shockingly easy to make! (And goes with more than sole)

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Ingredients in white wine sauce for fish

Here’s what you need to make the creamy white wine sauce:

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  • White wine – Any white wine that’s not too woody or sweet will work great here. Chardonnay in particular adds really good flavour. Sub low sodium chicken stock/broth for a non-alcoholic version.

    Don’t use an expensive wine.The flavour and aroma that you pay for is largely lost during cooking. It’s pretty well documented these days by notable food authorities (such asNew York Times Cooking) that you do not need to use expensive wines for cooking.

  • Eschalots– Also known as French onions, and are called “shallots” in the US. They look like baby onions, but have purple-skinned flesh, are finer and sweeter. Not to be confused with what some people in Australia call “shallots” ie the long green onions.

  • Cream – Use thickened / heavy cream here as it will make the sauce thicker.

  • Butter (cold!) – This is used to thicken the sauce (emulsifies it) and to make it nice and shiny so it looks as luxurious as it tastes. More on this simple restaurant-y technique in the steps section below.

  • Lemon and white wine vinegar – For a touch of tartness. Lemon brings acidity with a fresh flavour, white wine vinegar brings tang with a bit more depth to it. If you’re missing one, double up on the other.

  • Sugar – Just a pinch, to round off the sauce.

What to use this white wine sauce for

Today, I’m sharing this white wine sauce paired with fish. But this sauce would also be terrific with crustaceans (shrimp/prawns, lobster/crayfish, crab), poultry (pan seared chicken breast or thighs just sprinkled with salt and pepper), or pork chops (I’d opt for fairly lean ones).

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Fish for white wine sauce

The fish pictured throughout this post is snapper, but this sauce can be used for any mild-flavoured fish. See below for a list of suggested fish, and fish I don’t recommend serving with this sauce.

Snapper is a very popular fish here in Australia, beloved for the mild, sweet, delicate flavour, which is not “fishy” at all. The flesh is moderately firm and moist, and fillets are easy to cook evenly because they are flat with an even thickness (as opposed to, say, salmon, when some fillets have a very thick “hump” (the loin).

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Best fish for white wine sauce

Any firm white fish fillets suitable for pan frying will work here. Even salmon will work great (though it will be quite rich!) Here are suggestions for common fish in my primary readership countries that are ideal for serving with this white wine sauce:

  • Australia:Barramundi, Blue eye cod / trevalla, Basa, Bream, Cod, Flathead, Flounder, Jewfish, John Dory, Ling, Monkfish / Stargazer, Ocean perch, Trout (ocean and river), Orange roughy, Salmon, Whiting.

  • US:Above and below listed, plus Alaskan pollock, Catfish, Halibut, Pangasius, Tilapia, Mahi-mahi.

  • UK:Above listed, plus Dover sole, Haddock, Hake, Pollack, Sea bass, Turbot.

Fish to avoid

I recommend avoiding:

  • Fish that dry out easily when cooked– Like swordfish, tuna, bonito, kingfish, marlin. Unless you’re extremely careful they can become dry inside. I feel these fish are (mostly) better in raw/rare form such asCeviche,Poke Bowls,Tartare.

    (Video) Fish in White Wine Sauce

  • Oily, strong-tasting fish – Likemackerels, mullet and sardines. While it will work just fine, it’s not so common to serve those types of fish with creamy sauces like this. Fresher, vibrant sauces are better, like these Italian-style Crusted Sardines.

How to make white wine sauce

These same steps apply whether using fish, chicken or pork, ie. Keep the cooked protein warm in a low oven at 50°C/120°F while you make the sauce.

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  1. Cook fish – Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper, then cook in a non-stick pan. For a 150g / 5oz white fish fillet (like snapper) that is 2 cm / 4/5″ at the thickest point, this will take 2 minutes on each side.

    Cook in batches if necessary. Don’t crowd the pan else the fish will stew instead of sear! I cook the pictured snapper in two batches.

    Target an internal temperature of 55°C / 131°F at the thickest point – this is when the fish is fully cooked but at optimal juiciness. If you don’t have a meat thermometer (you should, it’s the 20th century! I use a Thermapen), check to see if the flesh flakes easily.

    Keep warm – Remove fish from the skillet and keep warm in a low 50°C/120°F oven. Because the temperature is lower than the internal temperature of the cooked fish, it won’t cook any further.

  2. Reduce wine – Discard any oil remaining in the skillet but don’t wipe it clean, just pour the fat out. Then, still on high heat, add the wine, lemon, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper and eschalot. Bring it to a simmer then let it simmer rapidly for 3 minutes or until it reduces by half. The exact time will differ depending on the size and heat retention of your skillet, and strength of stove.

  3. Simmer cream – Once the wine is reduced, add the cream and simmer for a couple of minutes.

  4. Finish sauce with butter – Reduce the stove heat to low. Then add the butter cubes in one by one while stirring constantly. Once all the butter is incorporated, the sauce will be thicker and satin-y.

    What we’re doing here is finishing the sauce using a fancy-sounding restaurant technique called monter au beurre in French. It’s a quick and easy way to make any pan sauces shiny and luxurious. The idea here is that the butter softens, and then emulsifies and thickens the sauce, rather than melting and splitting so the butter fat separates (which is clear).

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  1. Glossy! Here’s what the sauce will look like when the butter is incorporated. Shiny and glossy!

  2. Straining (OPTIONAL) – If you want your sauce to be silky smooth, then strain the sauce to remove the eschalots. This step is purely optional, for fussy people like me who wanted very specifically to share a simple yet elegant looking sauce!

    The eschalot bits are cooked and soft so for everyday purposes, I would not bother straining.

  3. Back into pan – Then once strained, pour the sauce back into the pan.

  4. Fish in sauce (optional) – Return the fish into the sauce for 30 seconds before transferring to serving plates. This is yet another optional step! I like to do this because it gives the dish a chance for the flavours to meld together before serving.

    But really, you could be a normal person and just put the fish straight onto a plate then spoon the sauce over, sprinkled with parsley if desired (one last optional step!).

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Sides for Fish with White Wine Sauce

Today’s dish is pictured with a dazzling green pea puree which I think makes for a striking contrast again the white sauce, golden fish and YES I deliberately chose a dark coloured plate to make everything pop!

I know I’m all about rustic food and share platters, casually littered with garnishes. But sometimes I do actually think about presentation! 😂

Plus, that pea puree? It’s ridiculously good. It starts with eschalots and garlic cooked in butter before simmering peas in stock, then pureeing until smooth. Try it once, and you will forever turn your nose up at basic recipes that call for blitzed plain boiled peas!

Plus, it’s a nice change from the usual mash, no? 😇 – Nagi x

(Video) White fish in Creamy White Wine and Shallot Sauce

PS In case you’re going low carb – here’s my Cauliflower Mash. It will go very well with this dish!

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Recipe video above. This is a beautiful, elegant white wine sauce that will go with virtually any fish. The simple restaurant trick we deploy here is to mix in cold cubes of butter which makes the sauce glossy and satiny. It's a classic French technique called monter au beurre.

Don't try this sauce with baked fish (make this Baked Fish with Lemon Cream Sauce instead). You need to pan fry because the fond left in the pan after pan frying dissolves into the sauce and adds flavour.

Ingredients

Pan seared fish:

  • 4 x 150g / 5oz white fish fillets , skinless, boneless (I used snapper, Note 1)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

White wine sauce:

  • 1 eschalot , small, finely chopped (~1 1/2 tbs, Note 2)
  • 1 1/4 cups white wine , dry, not sweet or too woody (chardonnay is especially good, Note 3)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice (sub white wine vinegar)
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar (sub more lemon)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 pinch white sugar
  • 1 cup thickened/heavy cream
  • 30g / 2 tbsp unsalted butter , cold, cut into 1cm / 1/3″ cubes

Garnish, optional:

  • 2 tsp finely chopped parsley (or chives)

Instructions

Cook fish:

White wine sauce:

  • Discard oil: Tip out excess oil from the skillet but don't wipe clean.

  • Reduce wine: Add eschalot, white wine, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar to the pan. Bring to simmer (still on medium high) and reduce by half (~3 minutes).

  • Simmer cream: Add cream, simmer for 2 minutes.

    (Video) Nicky's Easy Salmon with Creamy White Wine Sauce (on the table in 15 mins)

  • Finish with COLD butter: Turn heat to low and add cold butter one cube at a time while mixing with wooden spoon. Once all the butter is incorporated, the sauce should be thickened, satiny and beautifully glossy.

  • Optional strain: Strain the sauce through a sieve (discard eschalot), then pour it back into the pan.

  • Fish in sauce: Place fish back into the pan in the sauce. Spoon some sauce over the fish, leave for 30 seconds.

  • Serve: Transfer fish onto serving plates. Spoon sauce over each fish, sprinkled with parsley if desired. Pictured with a side of pea puree (great colour splash!).

Recipe Notes:

1. Fish – This recipe is suitable for any white fish fillet suitable for pan frying, or salmon and trout. Just avoid:

Fish that dries out easily –like swordfish, tuna, bonito, kingfish, marlin, Mahi Mahi.

Oily fish that also tends to have quite a “fish” flavour, such as sardines, mackerel, mullet.

See in post for an extensive list of fish suited to this recipe.

2. Eschalots –Also known as French onions, and called “shallots” in the US. They look like baby onions, but have purple-skinned flesh, are finer and sweeter. Not to be confused with what some people in Australia call “shallots” ie the long green onions.

3. Wine – Any white wine that’s not too woody or sweet will work great here. Chardonnay in particular adds really good flavour. Sub low sodium chicken stock/broth for a non alcoholic version.

Don’t use an expensive wine. The flavour and aroma that you pay for is largely lost during cooking. It’s pretty well documented these days by notable food authorities (such as New York Times Cooking) that you do not need to use expensive wines for cooking.

4. Fish cook times will differ for different size fillets. This is the time for a 150g/5oz snapper fillet which is around 1.75cm / 2/3″ at the thickest point (fairly even thickness most of the way along).

If your fish is much thinner and more delicate, use a lower heat. If your fish is much thicker, consider searing on stove then finishing in the oven at 180°C/350°F until the internal temperature is 55°C/131°F.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 533cal (27%)Carbohydrates: 5g (2%)Protein: 32g (64%)Fat: 38g (58%)Saturated Fat: 19g (119%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 173mg (58%)Sodium: 470mg (20%)Potassium: 578mg (17%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 2g (2%)Vitamin A: 1067IU (21%)Vitamin C: 1mg (1%)Calcium: 66mg (7%)Iron: 1mg (6%)

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FAQs

What sauces go well with fish? ›

Best sauces for fish
  • How to pair sauces and fish?
  • Pepper sauce.
  • Apricot sauce.
  • Mustard sauce.
  • Lemon and citrus fruit sauce.
  • Orange sauce.
  • Fruit Mostarda.

What is white wine sauce made of? ›

This delicate white wine sauce from Cooking Light uses dry white vine, chicken broth and a splash of white wine vinegar.

What is white wine and onion sauce called? ›

Sauce lyonnaise is a French sauce prepared with white wine, vinegar and onions, which may be served with meat.

What is the difference between bearnaise and beurre blanc? ›

Béarnaise uses liquid clarified butter, and it is important to keep it warm. With beurre blanc, on the other hand, you use whole butter, and it's important to keep it as cold as possible. Beurre blanc tastes velvety and rich thanks to butter, but it's also slightly sweet and tangy as well.

What can I add to fish to make it taste better? ›

Use Lemon 🍋

You can incorporate lemon into a marinade and marinate your fish, you can simply cook it with lemon juice and butter on top, or you can squeeze fresh lemon juice on top of a deep fried and battered fish. When we think of lemon and fish, we immediately think of salmon.

What two sauces go well together? ›

  • Mayonnaise and anything.
  • Mayonnaise+ketchup=A great sauce for burgers and hot dogs.
  • Mayonnaise+relish=Lazy man's tartar sauce. Perfect for fish and chips.
  • Mayonnaise+mustard=Dijonaise. Also great for burgers and hot dogs, as well as sandwiches.
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What does adding white wine to sauce do? ›

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As evidenced by fondue, white wine works well with dairy. Using wine in place of some or all of the vinegar in classic beurre blanc and Béarnaise sauces will make them less acidic and more complex. Wine also adds depth to and cuts the richness of cream-based sauces.

How do you thicken a white wine sauce? ›

Now it is time for the trick to make white wine sauce thicker. Stir half a teaspoon of cornstarch with a tablespoon of cold water in a small glass. When it is smooth (there should be no lumps at all), add it to the mixture and stir continuously until the sauce thickens to your desired consistency.

What wine is best for white wine sauce? ›

'The most versatile wines are crisp, dry, unoaked whites, like a Pinot Grigo,' says Fiona Beckett in her recipe book, Wine Lover's Kitchen. Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are also reliable choices for most sauces.

What is Italian white sauce made of? ›

Italian Béchamel Sauce (Besciamella) Béchamel sauce (Besciamella) is a smooth, white sauce made with just 3 ingredients: flour, milk, and butter. It's also known as White Sauce or Mother Sauce because many sauces are made with Béchamel as a base, such as Mornay Sauce, which is a somewhat richer version.

What is Vermont sauce? ›

Vermont Wild hot sauce is made with all natural ingredients and is preservative free. Sweetened with wild crafted maple syrup, it's the perfect blend of heat and sweet. Made for every meal from morning breakfasts to Summer barbeques, this smokey, versatile, medium heat sauce will step up every meal.

What is Wolf sauce? ›

Wolf's Hot Sauce is an all natural, sodium free hot sauce made from the finest ingredients. This preservative free hot sauce has a combination of ingredients that delivers a unique, distinctive flavor that we're sure you and your family will love.

What does beurre blanc go with? ›

Beurre Blanc Sauce is a delicious white wine butter sauce that is easy to make and goes great with vegetables, pork, beef, chicken or fish.

What is the mother sauce of béarnaise? ›

Béarnaise sauce is a piquant child of hollandaise, one of the so-called mother sauces of French cuisine. It is simply an emulsification — egg yolks and butter cut through with vinegar flavored with tarragon and shallots, with a bite of black pepper.

What seasoning is best for fish? ›

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What brings out the flavor of fish? ›

There are many ways to enhance its flavor, however, with fresh herbs like thyme or tarragon, or a marinade of soy sauce, spices and ginger. In the winter, a freshwater fish like whitefish is good seasoned with mustard, lemon and garlic and baked in the oven.

Which seasoning goes well with fish? ›

These individual seasonings go perfectly with fish:
  • Chives.
  • Dill.
  • Tarragon.
  • Coriander.
  • Oregano.
  • Parsley.
  • Rosemary.
  • Thyme.
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What are the 5 sister sauces? ›

Meet the five mother sauces and find out how they are made and used, then and now.
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  • Velouté ...
  • Espagnole. ...
  • Sauce Tomate. ...
  • Hollandaise.

What are top 10 best sauces? ›

A world tour of the 10 most popular sauces
  • 1 Bechamel | France.
  • 2 Andalouse | Belgium.
  • 3 Tzatziki | Greece.
  • 4 Alfredo | Italy.
  • 5 Guasacaca | Venezuela.
  • 6 BBQ | United States.
  • 7 Pico de gallo | Mexico.
  • 8 Bittersweet | China.
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When should you add wine to sauce? ›

Incorporate the wine early in the cooking process, just after the vegetables have softened. Then, let the wine cook down and reduce almost all the way. The alcohol will cook off, while its wonderful flavors are left behind.

Does alcohol burn off in white wine sauce? ›

The longer you cook, the more alcohol cooks out, but you have to cook food for about 3 hours to fully erase all traces of alcohol. A study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Nutrient Data lab confirmed this and added that food baked or simmered in alcohol for 15 minutes still retains 40 percent of the alcohol.

Why does my white wine sauce taste bitter? ›

Bitter is caused by having too much tannin in the wine. Tannin is the dry, woody tasting stuff that can be experience when chewing on a grape skin. If the grapes are over processed or chopped, such as using a blender, etc., too much tannin may be coming out of the grapes and into the wine must.

What kind of white wine is good for cooking? ›

Wines with high acidity levels like sauvignon blanc or chardonnay make excellent cooking companions. Don't use an old white wine. While most wines improve with a bit of age, this isn't always applicable to white wines.

Why won't my wine sauce thicken? ›

The biggest reason your sauce didn't thicken is that you didn't have much of anything at all in the pan that will gelatinize and help trap the water molecules present in the sauce. Starches (flour, cornstarch) will provide some of this, as will a liquid like stock that contains some dissolved collagens.

Why is my white sauce so watery? ›

A white sauce will separate if there is not enough added thickener (usually flour or cornstarch) or if it is not heated long enough for the flour to thicken the sauce (it should be cooked and stirred until bubbly, then 1 to 2 minutes more). If a white sauce is separated, try cooking it until bubbly.

What meat goes well with white wine sauce? ›

Chicken or turkey is best paired with white wine, such as Sauvingnon Blanc, Chardonnay, or Pinot Noir. Quail pairs nicely with Chardonnay. Depending on the stuffing or sauce, Pinot Noir or Merlot also work well.

Why do chefs use white wine? ›

Wine's acidity also helps more delicate ingredients stay tender and moist in quicker-cooking recipes, such as poached vegetables or steamed fish. As wine cooks, its flavor becomes concentrated, so it also lends savoriness or sweetness to a dish. Generally, dry red and white wines are recommended for savory dishes.

Can I use white wine instead of red for sauce? ›

And here's a pro tip – white wine often works just as well as red if you're trying to add a little flavor and depth to tomato sauce. While red wine bumps up the richness for a more robust sauce, white wine contributes a delicate fruity flavor that's unexpected and often delightful.

What are the 3 mother sauces? ›

The five French mother sauces are béchamel, velouté, espagnole, hollandaise, and tomato. Developed in the 19th century by French chef Auguste Escoffier, mother sauces serve as a starting point for a variety of delicious sauces used to complement countless dishes, including veggies, fish, meat, casseroles, and pastas.

Is Alfredo sauce and white sauce the same? ›

White Sauce vs Alfredo Sauce

Alfredo Sauce is an Italian sauce traditionally made with heavy cream, butter, parmesan cheese, and occasionally garlic. It's a decadent sauce that is a huge crowd-pleaser. White Sauce is a French sauce otherwise known as Béchamel sauce. It is made up of a roux (flour and butter) and cream.

What is Carolina sauce made of? ›

Carolina sauce is cheap and incredibly easy to make at home! To make Carolina-style barbeque sauce, combine apple cider vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper in a small sauce pan. Bring the sauce mixture to rapid simmer over medium heat.

What's in Chicago sauce? ›

A blend of pickles, tomatoes, onions, yellow mustard, sweet relish, sport peppers, water, and celery salt, The Original Chicago Sauce is the perfect match for hot dogs, pizza, salad, sandwiches, burgers, and any other dish that could use some new, vibrant flavors.

What is Boston sauce? ›

A New England Classic! Made with Maine cranberries and red chile peppers. A perfect balance of sweet and heat! Amazing drizzled over chicken and shrimp!

What is Alabama sauce made of? ›

Alabama white sauce starts with a base of mayonnaise and apple cider vinegar. Many variations exist but typical flavorings include mustard, Worcestershire sauce, sugar or honey, garlic and/or onion powder, and lots of black pepper.

What is Oklahoma sauce? ›

1 cup white wine vinegar. 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder. 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce. 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon. 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper.

What is lightning sauce? ›

Lightning Hot Sauce Company's HABANERO is designed to add flavor and kick to every meal. It is a habanero based, west indian style hot sauce with a bright lime and mango flavor profile that is made using only quality, whole ingredients, completely from scratch. We do not use shakers, powders, cans or chemicals.

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What are the best sauces to mix together? ›

Experimenting at home is part of the fun if you love condiments so here's a few classic combinations that we love.
  • Mayo & hot sauce.
  • Ketchup & curry powder.
  • Marmite & cream cheese.
  • Honey & mustard.
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What should not be eaten along with fish? ›

Milk, buttermilk, honey, urad dal and sprout grains shouldn't be eaten with fish.

What should not be consumed with fish? ›

BN Sinha, fish is a non-vegetarian product and milk, even though it is an animal product, is considered vegetarian. This renders the combination as incompatible. Consuming them together increases the tamas guna in the body which could lead to an imbalance. It also gives rise to certain chemical changes in the blood.

What kind of wine goes with fish? ›

Dry white wine like Pinot Gris or Sauvignon Blanc pair best with fish like cod and tilapia. The earthiness of the pour enhances the flavors of these fish, and plays well on the palate.

What is the most popular fish dish? ›

  • Baked snapper red curry.
  • Acqua pazza barramundi.
  • Prawn and salmon mornay pie with devilled mash.
  • Sri Lankan-style fish curry.
  • Crispy fish tacos with mango salsa.
  • Salmon schnitzel.
  • Italian tuna pasta.
  • Easy fish tacos.

What is the most popular fish to eat? ›

Tuna and salmon are two popular seafood choices and among the most commonly consumed fish in the United States.

What is the best drink with fish? ›

Spirits and Beer

Fried fish and shellfish work really well with a light beer or ale. You want something clean and crisp to wash down all of that protein and fat. Beer is perfect because it quenches your thirst and leaves you feeling refreshed. With spirits, it's really up to your preference.

What is the mother of all sauces? ›

1. Béchamel. You may know béchamel sauce as the white sauce that gives chicken pot pie its creamy texture, or as the binder for all that cheese in macaroni and cheese.

Which are the mother sauces? ›

The five French mother sauces are béchamel, velouté, espagnole, hollandaise, and tomato. Developed in the 19th century by French chef Auguste Escoffier, mother sauces serve as a starting point for a variety of delicious sauces used to complement countless dishes, including veggies, fish, meat, casseroles, and pastas.

What are the five leading sauce? ›

The five mother sauces include béchamel sauce, veloute sauce, brown or Espagnole sauce, Hollandaise sauce and tomato sauce.

What are the 4 main sauces? ›

When we talk sauces, we often talk about the “mother sauces.” These five basic sauces—tomate, béchamel, espagnole, hollandaise, and velouté—form the foundations of French cooking, and by proxy, of a lot of cooking world-wide.

What is the most liked sauce? ›

A world tour of the 10 most popular sauces
  • 1 Bechamel | France.
  • 2 Andalouse | Belgium.
  • 3 Tzatziki | Greece.
  • 4 Alfredo | Italy.
  • 5 Guasacaca | Venezuela.
  • 6 BBQ | United States.
  • 7 Pico de gallo | Mexico.
  • 8 Bittersweet | China.
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What are the 3 sauces? ›

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  • 2 - Mornay or Cheese Sauce. Building off a white sauce is a Mornay or cheese sauce. ...
  • 3 - Gravy.
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