beurre blanc

noun
\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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Some of the country’s leading restaurants offer distinctive pāua dishes, including Logan Brown on Wellington’s lively Cuba Street strip, which serves pāua ravioli with coriander, basil, and lime beurre blanc. Amy Louise Bailey, Vogue, "The 7 Dishes You Have to Eat in New Zealand," 25 July 2018 To say beurre blanc is transformative is to say the very, very least. Alex Hitz, House Beautiful, "The Perfect Beurre Blanc Recipe," 28 June 2013 The weeknight business continued to grow, and the kitchen, emboldened by so much acclaim, began taking more risks — rolling out mustard ice cream, barbecued calf's liver, kiwi beurre blanc. Jay Cheshes, Town & Country, "Caviar and Cocaine," 6 Feb. 2013 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, chicagotribune.com, "Blanchard review: Chef Ryan Burns taking the stuffy out of French fine dining," 23 Mar. 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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