Beurre Blanc Sauce

Beurre Blanc Sauce

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total: 30 min
  • Serving: Serves about 4 people

Beurre Blanc Sauce is a simple and basic French sauce  that literally means, "white butter." It's very versatile and can be used on fish, poultry or vegetables. Definitely a basic sauce you should add to your list. 


  • 1 cup of white wine
  • Juice of 1 fresh lemon (2 teaspoons reserved)
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 3/4 cup of cold, unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • Salt & white pepper to taste


  1. In a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, add the shallots, wine and lemon juice (all but 2 teaspoons). and reduce until there is about 1/4 cup of the liquid remaining. Reduce the heat to low and add the cream, whisking to incorporate everything.
  2. Slowly add the butter, mixing it in one piece at a time until it's all incorporated. Whisk the mixture until it reaches a rich sauce consistency. Season with salt & white pepper and add the 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


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