Key Lime Beurre Blanc



Makes about 1 cup

Recipe from

Coastal Living


1/3 cup white wine
3 tablespoons fresh Key lime juice
2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot
2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons whipping cream
1 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
1/2 teaspoon Key lime zest
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives


Combine first 5 ingredients in a small skillet; cook over medium heat until reduced to 3 tablespoons. Stir in whipping cream, and cook until reduced to 3 tablespoons.

Reduce heat to medium-low; add butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring until butter melts. Remove from heat; strain through a metal sieve. Stir in lime zest and salt. Keep warm. Stir in chives just before serving.

Robert St. John,

New South Grilling,

Coastal Living

September 2008
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