Buerre Blanc Reduction



Makes 1/2 cup

Recipe from

Coastal Living


1/2 cup dry white wine
2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced shallot
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, diced
Freshly ground black pepper


Combine wine and next 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat; cook 3 minutes or until mixture has reduced by half. Add cream, and cook 2 minutes or until mixture has reduced by half. Remove from heat.

Pour mixture through a fine mesh strainer into the top of a double boiler over simmering water. Slowly whisk in butter, a few pieces at a time, until butter is melted and mixture is smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Keep warm over simmering water.

September 2007
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