Brown Butter and Balsamic Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 4 mins

Adopted this lovely recipe...original description was the following...A great sauce for fish, beans, polenta or just about any cooked vegetable.


  1. In a small heavy skillet, cook butter over moderate heat until it takes on a golden brown color and smells like roasted hazelnuts- about 2 minutes.
  2. Off heat, add balsamic vinegar.
  3. It will sputter.
  4. When it stopps sputtering, return to heat and add chicken broth.
  5. Increase heat and boil for 30 seconds.
  6. Add salt and pepper.
  7. Serve hot Will keep refrigerated for 1 week.
Most Helpful

One of the greatest compliments you can give to a roasted vegetable. I used vegetable broth and had this over different colored roasted bell peppers.

Mirj June 10, 2003

5 star recipe for sure! Served it over my gnocchi with dinner and it was amazing! Thanks so much!

ItalianMomof2 February 19, 2008