BEURRE BLANC RECIPE | EPICURIOUS
Provided by: EPICURIOUS.COM
Total time: 20 min
Cook time: 15 min
Yield: Makes about 1 cup
|¼ cup dry white wine|
|¼ cup white-wine vinegar|
|2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot|
|⅓ cup heavy cream|
|¼ teaspoon salt|
|⅛ teaspoon white pepper, or to taste|
|2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon-size pieces and chilled|
- Boil wine, vinegar, and shallot in a 2- to 3-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat until liquid is syrupy and reduced to 2 to 3 tablespoons, about 5 minutes. Add cream, salt, and white pepper and boil 1 minute. Reduce heat to moderately low and add a few tablespoons butter, whisking constantly. Add remaining butter a few pieces at a time, whisking constantly and adding new pieces before previous ones have completely liquefied (the sauce should maintain consistency of hollandaise), lifting pan from heat occasionally to cool mixture.
- Remove from heat, then season to taste with salt and pepper and pour sauce through a medium-mesh sieve into a sauceboat, pressing on and then discarding shallot. Serve immediately.