Beurre blanc

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Beurre blanc

Added by: on Jan 7th, 2011
In cooking, beurre blanc —literally translated from French as "white butter"— is a rich, hot butter sauce made with a reduction of vinegar and/or white wine (normally Muscadet) and grey shallots into which cold, whole butter is blended off the heat to prevent separation. (Lemon juice .. more >
Prep Time:
20 min
Cook Time:
0 min
Ready In:
20 min



Original Recipe Yield: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup (50 g) minced shallots or onion
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 6 tablespoons water or Fish Stock
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup (175 g) unsalted butter (cut into small pieces)
  • Salt and freshly ground white pepper
Nutrition Facts
Beurre blanc

Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 272

  • Total Fat: 28.2 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 17.8 g
  •     Trans Fat: 1.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 75.9 mg
  • Sodium: 40.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.2 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 0 g
  •     Sugars: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 0.9 g

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Put the shallots, vinegar, wine, and water into a small pan and simmer until nearly all the liquid has evaporated. Add the cream and boil until reduced a little more.


Lower the heat, then gradually whisk in the butter, a few pieces at a time, until the sauce has amalgamated. Season to taste with salt and white pepper.


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By: Mommy_loves_to_cook on May 8th, 2012

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