Beurre Blanc

Coastal Living
Makes 1 1/3 cups


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1 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup shallots, chopped
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
1 cup whipping cream
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 7 minutes. Stir in cream; simmer 3 more minutes or until reduced to 1 cup.

Strain sauce into a bowl, discarding solids. Return sauce to saucepan; place pan over low heat. Add butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, whisking just until melted. Remove from heat; whisk in lemon juice and chives. Stir in salt and pepper. Serve warm.

Created date

April 2006