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Classic French Beurre Blanc

Beurre Blanc, a rich, buttery French sauce! Prepare a wonderful sauce that goes well with any recipe, from seafood to vegetables.

March 21, 2022
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Difficulty Easy
Servings 4 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 20 mins
Total 30 mins



  1. Cut a cup of unsalted butter into tablespoon-sized pieces. Put it on a plate and freeze it until ready to use.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring the white wine, vinegar, and shallots to a boil over high heat.
  3. When it starts to boil, cook the mixture over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, until it reduces by 2 tablespoons.
  4. Then add the cream, salt, and white pepper and boil for 1 more minute.
  5. Add the butter cubes to the sauce and continue whisking over low heat until the butter melts. Gradually add the remaining pieces of butter. Whisk constantly until the sauce has the consistency of hollandaise or coats the back of a spoon.
  6. Remove the sauce from the heat and add the lemon juice and mix.
  7. Strain the sauce through a strainer or sieve. For a smooth, buttery sauce, remove the shallots with the help of a strainer.
  8. Flavor the sauce with fresh herbs and spices.
  9. Serve it hot.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Beurre Blanc Sauce
Serves 4
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 48.2 g61.8%
Cholesterol 135 mg45%
Sodium 154 mg6.7%
Protein 0.4 g0.8%
Potassium 52 mg1.1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Use cold butter.
  • You can replace white wine vinegar with champagne vinegar or lemon juice.
  • You can also use salted butter instead of unsalted butter. This makes the sauce a little thicker.
  • If using salted butter, taste the sauce before adding salt to it.
  • Stir constantly until the ingredients are well combined. Add the butter to the sauce in several batches. Continue mixing until it is completely melted.
  • Cook the sauce on low heat. Take it off the stove when it thickens. Otherwise, it may separate if it gets too hot.
  • If the sauce is cut off, remove it from the heat and let the sauce cool. Then add some water and whisk the sauce mixture again.
  • If you don't prefer any dark color in this butter sauce, opt for white pepper instead of black pepper.
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Beurre Blanc is a classic French butter sauce. It is prepared with white wine, vinegar, and butter. It has a velvety and rich flavor. It also pairs perfectly with fish and seafood, especially with its sweet and tangy flavor. The best thing about this sauce is that you can easily make it at home. With just a few ingredients, you can prepare this rich and buttery sauce.

Beurre Blanc Sauce Recipe instantly transforms many dishes from fish to chicken, tofu to vegetables into delicious and mouth-watering recipes. Check out our recipe to learn how to make Homemade Classic French Beurre Blanc Sauce.

What is Beurre Blanc?

Beurre Blanc is a creamy sauce made with butter, white wine, vinegar, shallots, and lemon juice. This sauce is a classic French sauce. This “white butter” sauce is made with a strong acidic base and butter. It is smooth-textured and yellow in color.

Beurre blanc sauce is similar to hollandaise, bechamel, and velouté sauces. It can often be used as a base for other sauce recipes.

To make Beurre Blanc at home, cook shallots, white wine vinegar, and wine in a saucepan. Add the cream and seasonings. Then combine the butter with the sauce, adding one tablespoon at a time. Cook the sauce, stirring constantly, until it thickens. If you like the sauce with grains, do not strain it. Strain it if you want a smooth and velvety sauce. Then serve it hot.

What Is The Difference Between A Beurre Blanc And Beurre Rouge?

Beurre Blanc and Beurre Rouge sauces are sort of butter sauce. The difference between these two sauces is the wine used. While white wine is used to make Beurre Blanc (white butter), red wine is used to make Beurre Rouge (red butter).

What is the Difference Between Beurre Blanc Sauce and Hollandaise Sauce?

The main difference between Beurre Blanc sauce and Hollandaise sauce is the egg yolk. Beurre blanc sauce is made by cooking white wine, vinegar, shallots, and butter. In the preparation of Hollandaise sauce, egg yolk, butter, and lemon juice are used.

What To Serve with Beurre Blanc Sauce?

Beurre Blanc Sauce has a mild buttery flavor. It pairs perfectly with fresh herbs such as basil, rosemary, and bay leaf. It has a flavor profile that is generally compatible with seafood and white meat. It can also be served with salmon, scallops, chicken, or red meat. It also goes well with grilled meat and vegetable dishes.

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How to Store Beurre Blanc?

You can store Homemade Beurre Blanc in a sealed container or jar in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Do not forget to shake the container and heat it on low heat before consuming it again.

You can use an ice tray to freeze Beurre Blanc sauce. Pour the sauce you prepared into the ice cubes and store them in the freezer for up to a month. Take them out of the ice tray when you wish and let them thaw.

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