F&W's Grace Parisi created 500 recipes for her cookbook Get Saucy, which debuts this month. Here she shares her four favorite fast sauces, plus four speedy and delicious dishes that show them off.

By Food & Wine
Updated March 31, 2015
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The master sauce recipes have been adapted from Get Saucy by F&W Senior Test Kitchen Associate Grace Parisi.

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Serve the raita with grilled and roasted meats and poultry, or stir it into cooked lentils, beans or grains.

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The ragout can be stirred into pasta or risotto, folded into omelets, spooned onto crostini or poured over polenta.

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Stir the pesto into mixed ground meats to make meat loaf, serve it on bruschetta with shaved Parmesan cheese, stir it into soups or whisk it into vinaigrettes.

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Serve the crème anglaise as a sauce for fresh berries or poached fruit; spoon it over pound cake or chocolate cake; or use it as a base for making ice cream.

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Smoked Gouda Béchamel
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Spoon the béchamel onto toasts or steamed vegetables and broil, or stir into pasta.