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I only make this sauce once a year as it is time intensive (although not difficult), but the results are worth it for special occasions. I make it in steps over several days. It is a combination of several different recipes, so I am posting it here so I don't have to flip through books and pieces of paper next time I make it. It is fantastic with Beef Wellington, which is what I usually make it for, but would be great with other roasted meat such as prime rib, etc. Make sure to use a high quality dry red wine (cabernet, burgundy, zinfandel) or Madeira with this. You don't want to go through all the trouble and not use a fine wine. :) IMPORTANT TIPS: 1. Resist any urge to season the sauces between steps. If you are tasting the sauces as you go, you may think it needs salt. But keep in mind this is reduced in each step and adding any salt, etc. in between steps can result in disaster. Wait until the final sauce to salt and pepper. 2. Use a wooden spoon for stirring sauces as the simmer, not a whisk. A whisk incorporates air and lightens the sauce. You want a dark smooth silky sauce. 3. Skim the fatty foam that rises to the top in each step while simmering. Just use a ladle and skim the top every so often.
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Serving Size: 1 (126 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
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