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What Is Sauce Velouté? Plus Chef Thomas Keller's Sauce Velouté Recipe

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Sep 6, 2022 • 3 min read

Imagine sauce velouté as a blank canvas that you can decorate any way you choose. This magic combination of stock, flour, and butter has a velvety, creamy texture that can be used as a base to make an assortment of different sauces.

A squeeze of fresh lemon juice can lighten it up, adding an acidic tang to seafood dishes, or a dash of heavy cream can transform into a sauce suprême. You can start with our simple base below and choose your own adventure.