Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

White Sauce with Cream: for steak, fish or vegetables. You have to try this one! From Gourmet, 1999.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut butter into small pieces and chill.
  2. In a small heavy saucepan simmer wine, vinegar, and shallot over moderate heat until liquid is reduced to about 1 tablespoon, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add cream and simmer mixture until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.
  4. Gradually add butter a few pieces at a time, whisking and adding more before previous pieces are fully incorporated (mixture will be creamy and pale).
  5. Remove pan from heat and pour sauce through a fine sieve into a sauceboat, pressing on solids.
  6. Season sauce with lemon juice and salt and pepper.
  7. Serve sauce immediately.


Most Helpful

Divine sauce - delicate and just stunning in flavor! I made this for some steamed veggies and it was terrific!!! I will definitely use this AGAIN!! Thank you Bev! **Went to Market 2007**

Mommy Diva October 10, 2007

Absolutely decadant, restaurant quality sauce.

WizzyTheStick April 30, 2007

This really is a stellar white sauce. Poured some over steamed broccoli last night for dinner. I plan using this sauce on fish later this week and I'll tell you how it goes. Was easy to make and put together... since I normally fail at white sauce making 101 I was surprised that it turned out so well lol. Will make again!

anme April 13, 2007

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a