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Beurre blanc sauce

Beurre blanc sauce

Beurre blanc sauce is a great classic of French cuisine, made with vinegar, white wine and shallots. It is a wonderful accompaniment for fish and shellfish.

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Last modified on: February 2nd 2012

For 250 g, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
15 min.20 min.35 min.
Preservation: A few minutes.
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Step by step recipe

1 Beurre blanc sauce : Photo of step #1Peel, rinse and chop 40 g shallot very finely. 5 min.
2 Beurre blanc sauce : Photo of step #2Pour 60 ml dry white wine and 40 ml white (spirit) vinegar into a saucepan on medium heat. Salt and pepper, then add the chopped shallot.

Bring to the boil and leave to reduce gently by 3/4, until very little liquid is left.

You can add 2 tablespoons liquid cream at this stage, which is not essential, but - apparently - this is the secret of a successful beurre blanc.
20 min.
3 Beurre blanc sauce : Photo of step #3Turn down the heat and begin incorporating 250 g butter (very cold) gradually in small pieces, beating continuously.
4 Beurre blanc sauce : Photo of step #4Only add more butter once the previous pieces have melted.
5 Beurre blanc sauce : Photo of step #5Continue until all the butter has been incorporated and you have a smooth sauce.

Check seasoning.
10 min.
6 Beurre blanc sauce : Photo of step #6Beurre blanc can be kept hot for a few minutes at 50°C (122°F), but not too long.

Serve in a sauce boat or on the plates.

Remarks

For a smoother sauce, you can finish the sauce by passing it through a fine strainer or sieve, to eliminate the bits of shallot, or use a blender.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
20223 gr9 gr219 gr
101 %1 %1 %33 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
4811 gr2 gr52 gr
24 %<1 %<1 %8 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 250 g : 2.37 €

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And to drink?: A dry white wine with a small acidity like Muscadet for example.
Source: Nicolas's BEP cookery textbook.
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