Two common sauces.

A sauce is typically a liquid or pasty food mixture often prepared as a condiment to compliment the dish it is served with.

While Hoshi Sato and Phlox shared a meal in the mess hall aboard Enterprise NX-01 in 2151, Sato practiced her Denobulan with Phlox. During their conversation, Sato inquired if Phlox liked the food, to which Phlox replied that he liked the sauce, but didn't care for the eggplant. (ENT: "Dear Doctor")

The Earth idiom "what's sauce for the goose, is sauce for the gander," was in part spoken by Spock following Saavik's notation that Khan Noonien Singh, aboard the USS Reliant was following the USS Enterprise into the Mutara Nebula. In response, Spock stated stated "sauce for the goose, Mr. Saavik" (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

This idiom came from the cooking concept that geese would be served with the same sauce, no matter their gender, which would later be applied to the concept of "gender equality" or "what is right for you, is right for me."

To express her disgust in the appearance of the fish-like Antedians on the transporter pad aboard the USS Enterprise-D in 2365, Lwaxana Troi stated that "they'd look better in sauce." (TNG: "Manhunt")

While sharing a Klingon dinner with Melora Pazlar in 2370, Julian Bashir requested a double order of gladst with no sauce. In Klingonese, "no sauce" translated to "usu bal." (DS9: "Melora")

Later that year, while Quark and Nog were on a camping trip in the Gamma Quadrant with Jake and Benjamin Sisko, Quark complained about how disgusting the jambalaya was because he thought that some dirt and bugs had gotten into the sauce. (DS9: "The Jem'Hadar")

Types of saucesEdit

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According to a line cut from DS9: "Family Business", millipede sauce is a type of Ferengi condiment served with tube grubs.

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