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.
Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Beurre Blanc Sauce:
- Baked Salmon
- Filet Mignon
- Pan Seared Foie Gras
- Buttery Asparagus
- Sauteed Brussel Sprouts
- Pan Seared Scallops
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.