Definition of Cumberland sauce in US English:

Cumberland sauce


  • A piquant sauce served as a relish with game and cold meats. It is typically made from red currant jelly flavored with orange, mustard, and port.

    • ‘It's not a chain, and just because someone is a food critic, it doesn't mean they want to eat liver terrine with Cumberland sauce every night.’
    • ‘I had the home made chicken liver pate with Cumberland sauce.’
    • ‘Salads featuring homemade chicken liver pate and Cumberland sauce, freshly cooked salmon, baked ham and roast stuffed turkey, come with extras such as chutneys from a local company.’
    • ‘A cheesy theme was again evident in her main course - goat's cheese wrapped in bacon and breadcrumbs, deep fried and served with salad leaves and a Cumberland sauce, again from the basic menu.’