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oyster sauce


a salty sauce made with oysters and seasonings, used in Asian dishes


Oyster sauce also contains water, salt, cornstarch, and caramel coloring.

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  • Serve simply with butter, or if preferred, a mushroom or oyster sauce.

    Standard Paper-Bag Cookery

    Emma Paddock Telford
  • Garnish with quartered lemons and parsley and serve with oyster sauce.

  • oyster sauce” recalls a quaint simile I once heard a bookmaker make use of.

    Cakes & Ale Edward Spencer
  • Turn out on a good-sized meat dish, pour upon it the oyster sauce and serve at once, hot.

  • It is usually served with oyster sauce, but parsley or capers may be used instead.

  • We sate down to dinner a little after five, and had some beef-steaks and a boiled fowl, but no oyster sauce.

  • oyster sauce is white sauce made by using the oyster liquor instead of stock.

    Choice Cookery Catherine Owen
  • Ventimore himself would have infinitely preferred the original cod and oyster sauce, but that could not be helped now.

    The Brass Bottle

    F. Anstey
  • Serve up boiled turkey with oyster sauce, celery sauce, or cauliflower sauce.

  • Cut up in bits about the size of a bean, and stew in white sauce, when it will almost pass off as oyster sauce.

    Mushroom Culture W. Robinson

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