brown sauce


: a sauce consisting typically of stock thickened with flour browned in fat

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Food styling becomes its own choreography when Ho stacks five white bowls precariously and whimsically high, packing the crowning bowl with dumplings and pouring chili over them so that the reddish brown sauce glides down the porcelain, on to the tablecloth, messy and beautifully irreverent. Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2022 As the cook in the family, my father massaged drops of that thin brown sauce into hamburgers and meatballs, giving them a faint, briny funk. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, 1 Mar. 2023 But the base of a memorably delectable brown sauce is always soy paste. Clarissa Wei, Bon Appétit, 25 Jan. 2023 You’re meant to brush some of the anticucho sauce (a brown sauce that tasted of garlic, onion and vinegar) on the skewers then cook them. Jenn Harriscolumnist, Los Angeles Times, 26 Apr. 2022 The takoyaki starter is rich and creamy, topped with a sweet brown sauce, Japanese mayo and fishy bonito flakes, which are smoked, dried and fermented flakes of tuna. Shaena Montanari, The Arizona Republic, 1 Oct. 2020 The dish also includes a duck glaze, or gravy, made with either chicken or veal demi-glace (a rich brown sauce) or low-sodium chicken stock. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Sep. 2022 Other items include beef back ribs, St. Louis-style ribs, a tri-tip take on a French dip sandwich with Cajun brown sauce, smoky-bean breakfast burritos, thick-cut-bacon BLTs and shrimp po’boys. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 8 June 2022 This is a dark brown sauce that looks like soy sauce, but is made from the sap of a coconut plant (not the actual coconut) without any soy or wheat. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1723, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of brown sauce was in 1723

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“Brown sauce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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