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Beurre Blanc Sauce
250g x Unsalted butter cut into 2cm squares. Keep refrigerated
1 x Cup dry white wine
1 x Tablespoon freshly diced shallots
1/2 x Cup white wine vinegar
White pepper ground
Make sure the butter portions are always refrigerated. In a small saucepan with high heat add the white wine, vinegar, and shallots. Then when boiling reduce down to 2 x tablespoons - about 35 minutes.
Next take the butter portions from the refrigerator, keeping cold and over a low heat add the butter portions, no more than 2 at a time, continuously whisking until all the butter is emulsified and you have a creamy, velvety, buttery sauce. Add the seasoning and adjust to your taste.
If you prefer, strain the sauce to remove the shallots, however, it is nice to keep these in the sauce if it suits your dish.
Important: When adding the butter do not allow the sauce to boil
Comments: Beurre Blanc sauce is perfect with fish, poached chicken and roast vegetables. The sauce is best made and immediately served so needs to coordinate when preparing the rest of the dish as the butter part requires constant whisking.