beurre blanc

\ˈbər-ˈbläⁿ \

Definition of beurre blanc 

: a seasoned butter sauce (as for fish) flavored with white wine, shallots, and vinegar or lemon juice

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Drizzle with lemon beurre blanc and top with tomato jam. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Try this seared halibut with tomato jam from Lilly's Bistro," 10 Apr. 2018 Bub and Grandma’s focaccia comes capped with burrata and blistered Sun Gold tomatoes; seared striped bass with beurre blanc nestles in a bed of crisp pea tendrils. Garrett Snyder, Los Angeles Magazine, "3 New L.A. Restaurants You Have to Try This June," 31 May 2018 Seared halibut on a leek gratin with tomato jam and lemon beurre blancServes 8 Halibut 8 6-ounce halibut fillets, skin off Pinch of kosher salt Pinch of pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil Sprinkle the fillets with salt and pepper. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Try this seared halibut with tomato jam from Lilly's Bistro," 10 Apr. 2018 Lemon beurre blanc 6 tablespoons lemon juice 12 tablespoons white wine Two sprigs thyme 1 teaspoon sugar 2 teaspoons heavy cream 16 tablespoons cold butter, cut into cubes Place lemon juice, white wine and thyme in a saucepan. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Try this seared halibut with tomato jam from Lilly's Bistro," 10 Apr. 2018 Dots of horseradish cream, fingerlings and powdered cashews bring earthy flavors to classic Dover sole in beurre blanc. Phil Vettel,, "Blanchard review: Chef Ryan Burns taking the stuffy out of French fine dining," 23 Mar. 2018 To make the lemon beurre blanc: In a hot sauté pan, add one tablespoon of butter and the shallots. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "J. Harrod's chef worked his way to the top. Now he's 'ready to show Louisville what I've got'," 13 Feb. 2018 Adrienne feels confident with her dish: a butter poached lobster with mountain bread, champagne beurre blanc and caviar. Luis Miguel Echegaray,, "Talkin' Top Chef, Episode 11: Baking at 12,000 Feet," 15 Feb. 2018 Nawab takes Maryland Peekytoe Crab meat and poaches it in a French beurre blanc, thinned with lemon juice. Julia Sayers,, "Try this innovative Italian restaurant in the Pizitz Food Hall," 7 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of beurre blanc

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for beurre blanc

French, literally, white butter

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