How To Make A White Wine Sauce
A white wine sauce is a very versatile sauce that can go with many different dishes. It is particularly very tasty when combined with a fish or chicken dish. However, many people do not know to properly do it and may be tempted to buy pre-made sauces from their local shop. The alcohol content of the wine will evaporate and will leave behind the rich flavour of the white wine you've used.
Here is a recipe for how to make a white wine sauce that will enhance any fish or chicken dish that will impress all your guests at your next dinner party:
1 3/4 cup (440ml) of heavy cream
1 1/4 cup (310 ml) white wine
1 1/4 cup (310 ml) fish or chicken stock (depending on the dish you are preparing)
1 tbsp (15g) unsalted butter
3 shallots, finely chopped
1) In a heavy bottomed saucepan, melt the butter. Sauté the shallots in the saucepan until they are clear in colour
2) Slowly add the white, all while ensuring you scrape the bottom of the saucepan with a wooden spoon
3) Slowly bring the wine to a boil and continue to cook until the wine volume has been reduced to about half
4) Add the stock and boil until the liquid has been reduced to about 1/3 cup (85 ml)
5) Add the cream while stirring and keep reducing the sauce until it has reached a thick enough consistency to coat the back of the spoon you are using
6) Season with salt and pepper to the desired taste. Serve while very warm or hot and enjoy!
How easy is that? This is a very easy sauce to make and will definitely enhance your next fish or chicken dish (especially with pasta)
White Wine Sauce Tips
a) The first tip is that the sauce can be kept warm in the top part of a double boiler over simmering water for up to 30 mins before serving. This is good to know in case the rest of dinner isn't ready before the sauce. Be warned though, the sauce may separate, so keep stirring it.
b) As previously mentioned, this sauce goes best with fish or chicken, especially when accompanied by pasta!
c) You can enhance the taste by using a pinch of salt and a lot of pepper!