Yes, it's French - but don't let that intimidate you. Alex Hitz's simple, classic sauce makes anything and everything taste better.
Beurre Blanc - it's nothing short of magic. Honestly, at this point in our yearlong relationship, I feel as if I can share a closely guarded culinary secret with you: If you can make a superior sauce, people will think you cook much better than you actually do. Forget "culinary arts," "knife skills," "braising," or any of the other typical themes of beginners' cooking courses, and jump right ahead to something that requires very little acumen at all, ensures success, and provides near-instant pleasure: sauce making.
In time for grilling season, the sauce that seems just right is that most classic of all French sauces: beurre blanc. It's a reduction of shallots, white wine, and lemon juice, with cubes of cold butter whisked in to make a luxurious, fully emulsified sauce that explodes with flavor. It's really easy to do, and tastes like you've been Read More »from The Perfect Beurre Blanc Recipe