Bordelaise Sauce

30 minutes

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Bordelaise Sauce

Ingredients

 

1 Tablespoon Minced Shallots
1 Sprig Fresh Thyme
1 Bay leaf
1/2 Teaspoon Black Peppercorns, Lightly Crushed
1 Cup Dry Red Wine
2 Cups *Demi Glace
Lemon juice to adjust flavor
Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
4 Ounces Cold Unsalted Kings butter, Diced (1 Stick)

*Demi glace is a rich deep flavored brown sauce
 

Preparation

1. In a large saucepan, combine the shallot, thyme, bay leaf, peppercorns and red wine. Reduce by half over medium high heat.

2. Strain sauce into a clean saucepan. Add the demi glace and cook at a simmer until it is a good consistency.

3. Add enough lemon juice to balance the flavor. Season with salt and pepper to your taste.

4. Gently swirl in the butter.