Quick Beurre Blanc

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If you're going to eat a whole stick of butter with your crab, fish, or steamed or boiled lobster dinner, you might as well dress it up a little with the French language. On a vacation to Maine I decided to tang things up with one of the lobster dinners we had in our rented cottage.
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Step 1: Ingredients

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A beurre blanc is a pretty simple sauce to make that will have people thinking you're working some kind of voodoo mojo in your kitchen to come up with such a tasty thing.

You need:

A whisk

1 stick cold unsalted butter (cut into 1/2 or 1 tablespoon nuggets)
6 - 8 oz Dry white wine
1 - 2 oz Lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
1/4c Onion or, more traditionally, shallot (finely diced)
Salt and Pepper (white pepper if you're OCD)
Cream or milk

Here I added garlic, which I didn't add enough to really be able to tell that there was any in it at all. So you can skip that or add a whole lot more. I wonder how it would be to replace the onion entirely with garlic.It could be gross or it could be heaven, but if any of you try, let me know.

Step 2: Reduce and Strain

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Add your wine, lemon juice, and onions to a sauce pot and turn on medium heat. Hit it with a pinch of salt and reduce the volume of liquid down to 1/3 to 1/4 cup. Strain off the solids and put the liquid back into the sauce pot on the stove.
dlewisa (author)  clarkwerton1 year ago
Thanks, thanks.
8bitMisfit1 year ago
So is it a mother sauce or a derivative?
dlewisa (author)  8bitMisfit1 year ago
No, not a mother sauce, but you can mess around with it endlessly.
8bitMisfit1 year ago
So is it a mother sauce or a derivative?
amungal1 year ago
Dont try to re-heat it. If it gets too hot, the sauce will break. And yes heavy cream can help it from not breaking.
agent_991 year ago
If the quality of the sauce matches the quality of the writing, then you've garnered a fan for life! Looks good; sounds great! I will make this tonight!
dlewisa (author)  agent_991 year ago
Hope it goes well.