2 shallots, finely diced
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
Beurre Blanc Variations, recipes follow
The original Beurre Blanc recipe follows or try one of the variations included. Beurre Blanc Variations: Beurre Rouge: Replace the white wine in the original recipe with red wine and the white wine vinegar with red wine vinegar. Beurre Citron: Replace the vinegar and wine in the original recipe with 1/4 cup citrus (lemon, lime, and/or orange) juice and add 1 teaspoon citrus zest. Lime-Ginger: Replace the vinegar in the original recipe with an equal amount of lime juice and add 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger. Saffron: Add a pinch saffron threads to the reduction.
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