Butter Sauce

Recipe from Coastal Living

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  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 black peppercorns
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup cold butter, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Stir together first 5 ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes, uncovered, or until mixture is reduced by half. Add whipping cream. Return to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes or until mixture is reduced by half. Remove from heat.
  2. Whisk in butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, whisking until butter melts and sauce is thickened. Add salt and pepper. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a bowl, discarding bay leaf and peppercorns.
  3. Note: In testing we used Emeril's Essence seasoning blend for Creole seasoning blend for Creole seasoning.
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