Sauce Italienne
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Sauce Italienne is a classic French Sauce that can be made as either of three variants. Early Chefs improvised and imitated, and over the years, different versions of classic sauces have arisen. Knowing which variant of a classic sauce is being called for will be very helpful if you are trying to recreate a dish.


Variant 1 of a Sauce Italienne is a Compound Sauce made from Velouté Sauce flavored with ShallotsParsley and Mushrooms all of which are Reduced in white wine.

Variant 2 of a Sauce Italienne is a cold French Sauce made from Mayonnaise Garnished with a Purée of calf’s brains and Chopped Fine Herbs.

Variant 3 of a Sauce Italienne is a Compound Sauce made from a Demi GlacéTomato PuréeDuxelles, Ham, ChervilParsley and Tarragon.

Culinary Uses

When faced with 2 or more varieties of a sauce, traditionally the hot sauces compliment hot foods and the cold sauce compliments cold foods.

Low Fat


Low Calorie