Sauce Normande (for fish)


Sauce Normande (for fish)
Sauce Normande (or Normandy sauce) is a classic of French cuisine. It is rather "old school", but deliciously velvety and comes in two versions, one for meat and one for seafood.

Here is the version to accompany fish or shellfish.
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Last modified on: January 1st 2020

Keywords for this recipe:SauceNormandyCreamFish

For 500 ml, you will need:

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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 2 min.
Sauce Normande (for fish) : Photo of step #1

Make the blond roux

Melt 30 g butter in a small pan.

Add 30 g flour all at once.

Stage 2 - 6 min.
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Mix thoroughly using a wooden spatula, then stir constantly on low heat until the mixture takes on a light "blond" colour. Take off the heat immediately and leave to cool.

You have now made a blond roux, like for a bechamel sauce.

Stage 3 - 7 min.
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Prepare the flavouring

Peel 200 g mushrooms (if necessary) and chop small. Set aside.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Sauce Normande (for fish) : Photo of step #4

Stage 5 - 1 min.
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In a medium-sized pan, melt 30 g butter then add the shallots, salt and pepper.

Cook for 1 minute without colouring.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
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Add mushrooms, 4 sprigs parsley whole (it is important to include the stalks) and mix well.

Stage 7 - 7 min.
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Add 100 ml dry white wine and leave to reduce by 3/4.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
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Add 350 ml fish fumet (stock) and bring to the boil.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
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Finish the sauce

Add the blond roux all at once and beat in with a whisk. The mixture will thicken immediately.

Stage 10 - 3 min.
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Strain the sauce through a fine strainer, collecting the liquid in a saucepan. Discard the contents of the strainer.

Stage 11 - 5 min.
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Finish by adding 150 ml liquid cream, bring to the boil and leave on low heat for 5 minutes.

Your sauce normande is ready.

Remarks

For a more modern touch, you can replace the roux with a little cornflour (corn starch) mixed with cold water.

Keeping:

1 or 2 days in the fridge covered with plastic film.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,210 Kcal or 5,066 Kj14 gr47 gr96 gr
61 %6 %4 %15 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
129 Kcal or 540 Kj2 gr5 gr10 gr
6 %1 %<1 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

After Gaston Lenôtre.

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