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Beurre Blanc Sauce Recipe

Beurre Blanc Sauce is a delicious white wine butter sauce that is easy to make and goes great with vegetables, pork, beef, chicken or fish.
Course Main, sauce
Cuisine French
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 217kcal


  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • ½ peeled small diced shallot
  • 8 ounces unsalted butter cut up
  • sea salt to taste


  • Add the white wine, vinegar, and shallots to a medium-size saucepot and cook over low to medium heat until there are about 2 tablespoons of liquid left.
  • Add in the butter and immediately begin to vigorously whisk the mixture until the butter is almost completely melted.
  • Remove from the heat and whisk until the mixture becomes melted and smooth.
  • Season with salt and optionally strain and serve.


Chef Notes:
  • The sauce only has a certain amount of time before it breaks and the butter separates. It is advised to immediately serve it once it is finished.
  • When there is a little bit of liquid left in the pot when you are reducing the white wine, vinegar and shallots, it’s known as “au sec,” or almost gone.
  • You do not have to strain the sauce, the shallots provide an additional excellent flavor to it.


Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 708IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg