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How To Make Béarnaise Sauce

How To Make Béarnaise Sauce

Bearnaise sauce must contain tarrago which is what gives it its wonderful taste. In addition, it goes well with red meat and fish. This sauce has two versions: the traditional prepared hot and served and cold béarnaise sauce, prepared from a mayonnaise. By replacing the main flavoring or certain ingredients, you will get the sauce Choron, béarnaise sauce  or Pau reduced.

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Sauce béarnaise recipe

To accompany your fondue, chicken kebabs and your recipes with salmon and red meat, make a sauce bearnaise. The flavor of tarragon is especially appreciated when red meat is grilled or roasted.

 Ingredients: The hot sauce béarnaise

4 people:

  • 30 grams of cornstarch,
  • 1 / 3 of glass or 8 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 egg yolks,
  • water
  • 110 grams butter
  • shallots,
  • 1 small bunch tarragon,
  • salt
  • pepper.

To begin, remove the butter from the refrigerator at least 15 minutes before preparation to keep it at room temperature. Wash, drain tarragon and shallots. Then chop finely and mix all the flour and vinegar. Then you can add the tarragon and shallots, and finally let it reduce over medium heat until it is only one tablespoon of liquid.

To do this, you should use a small saucepan. After removing from heat, you must take a large pot that you fill one third of hot water to put in a water bath the small pot with tarragon and shallots over a fire at a temperature of about 50 degrees.

Clarify the eggs, pour the 2 yellow and 2 to 3 tablespoons of water, while beating. The mixture should thicken and become creamy. Then, season again and remove from heat, soak the “ass” of the pan in a bowl of cold water to stop cooking ingredients.

To continue, add the softened butter in the preparation, nut by nut, while beating. Your sauce should be smooth and creamy consistency. Finally, pass the sauce through a chinois and pour into a gravy boat to serve immediately. You can clarify the butter before adding the egg yolks with the preparation. To do this, put it to melt over low heat without letting it brown. Let stand, then skim off by removing the whey, then keep warm.You can also vary the recipe using 1 / 3 vinegar and 2 / 3 dry white wine.

Cold béarnaise sauce

The ingredients for 4 people:

  • 1 egg yolk,
  • 2 tablespoons tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 1/4 tablespoons (20 ml) oil
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons mustard
  • salt
  • and pepper.

Cold béarnaise sauce is prepared in two different stages. First, make a traditional mayonnaise. For this, mix the mustard and egg yolk in a bowl, then season. Then add the oil while whisking vigorously net until a smooth sauce.

Then gradually stir in the vinegar. When you arrived at this level of preparation, peel the shallots and chop them finely. Add them with the tarragon in mayonnaise and mix gently with a spoon.

Tips for successful béarnaise sauce and its variations

It is imperative to avoid making the preparation to a boil. In fact, too hot, the eggs may cook and turn the sauce. To evenly distribute the heat in the pan, mix by drawing an 8, while scraping the bottom. However, if your sauce does not and turns, repair the error by adding 1.5 ounces of hot water for cold béarnaise. You must use cold water to warm béarnaise.

Variations around béarnaise sauce

By replacing the tarragon with tomato, you get a Choron sauce. Instead, use 1 tablespoon of tomato paste, if two tablespoons of homemade tomato sauce. This version is more suitable for fish broth and poached eggs. If you intend to serve grilled lamb or roast, try Paloise.

For this, use the mint (1 tablespoon) in place of tarragon. And finally, if you pay attention to your line, simply replace the butter with cottage cheese lean, 20% fat, which adds to the sauce off the heat. — Also Read: How to Make a Bechamel Sauce?

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