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Savoury sauces and vinegars

aioli

noun

a sauce made from mayonnaise and garlic

aspic

noun

a clear slightly brown jelly that you put fish or meat into and allow to become cold before eating

balsamic vinegar

noun

an expensive type of sweet dark vinegar

barbecue sauce

noun

a special sauce used for adding flavour to food, especially meat, before cooking it on a barbecue

broth

noun

a liquid used for giving flavour when cooking

brown sauce

noun

a dark cold sauce containing fruit and spices, eaten with meat

catsup

noun

ketchup

chutney

noun

a cold food made from fruit, spices, and vinegar, eaten with meat or cheese

coulis

noun

a smooth sauce made from crushed fruit or vegetables

dip

noun

a thick cold sauce for dipping pieces of food into before eating them

dressing

noun

stuffing that you put inside meat

dripping

noun

fat and juice that is produced by meat when it is cooked

French dressing

noun

a sauce for pouring over salads, made from oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and sometimes herbs

gravy

noun

a sauce made from the juices of cooked meat mixed with flour

guacamole

noun

a sauce made from crushed avocado, often eaten with Mexican food

hollandaise sauce

noun

a smooth sauce made with the yolks of eggs (=the yellow part), butter, and lemon juice. Hollandaise sauce is sometimes simply called hollandaise.

horseradish

noun

sauce made from horseradish that is eaten cold with meat

jelly

noun

a sauce that is made with meat juice and is made solid by adding gelatine

juice

noun

the liquid that comes out of something, especially meat, when you cook it

jus

noun

a thin sauce made from meat juice

ketchup

noun

a thick red sauce made from tomatoes

marinade

noun

a liquid that you put food into to give it a special flavour before cooking it

mayo

noun

mayonnaise

mayonnaise

noun

a thick white sauce made from egg yolks and oil, eaten especially with salads and cold food

mint sauce

noun

a sauce made from mint leaves, vinegar, and sugar, and usually eaten with lamb or other meat

oyster sauce

noun

a sauce made with oysters, used in East Asian cooking

pesto

noun

a thick green sauce made with olive oil, basil, and pine nuts

piccalilli

noun

a thick yellow sauce containing small pieces of onion and other vegetables, eaten cold with other cold foods or on sandwiches

pickle

noun

a thick sauce consisting of vegetables or fruit preserved in vinegar, eaten especially with cold food

purée

noun

food that has been mixed or crushed to form a thick smooth sauce

relish

noun

a cold sauce that you put on food such as beefburgers

salad cream

noun

a yellow sauce similar to mayonnaise, served on a salad

salsa

noun

a sauce made from tomatoes, onions, chilli peppers, and spices, served with Mexican or Spanish food

satay

noun

a sauce made from peanuts and served with satay

sauce

noun

a liquid food that you put on other foods to give them a particular flavour

soy

noun

soy sauce

soy sauce

noun

a dark brown sauce made from soya beans

stock

noun

a liquid made by boiling meat, bones, or vegetables and used for making soups and sauces

stock cube

noun

a small dried block of meat or vegetable juices

stuffing

noun

food that has been cut into small pieces and placed inside meat or vegetables

Tabasco

a red sauce used for adding a strong flavour to foods

tartare sauce

noun

a white sauce that you eat cold with fish

vinaigrette

noun

a sauce for salads and cold vegetables, made from oil, vinegar, and spices

vinegar

noun

a sour liquid made by allowing wine or cider to become acid, used for adding flavour to food

wasabi

noun

a sauce with a very strong taste that is eaten with Japanese food

white sauce

noun

a sauce made from flour, milk, and butter

wine vinegar

noun

a type of vinegar made from wine

Worcester sauce

noun

a brown sauce with a strong taste that you buy in bottles and use for adding flavour to food

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used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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